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About Web Hosting
What is ‘Web Hosting’? …and while you’re at it: What is a ‘Domain Name’?
A “Web Host” is where you store the data and images that comprise your website. Considering your website as a business tool and likening it to the place where you do your actual business at, think of it as your Building. You store you text, photos, video and all sorts of media on the Web Host so that the web browser (such as Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer) on the viewer’s computer can retrieve it for display.
A “Domain Name” is word-based address for your website. Think of it, quite literally, much like the Address for your business. If you bake and sell your loaves of fresh gourmet bread, then your website similarly has a location such as www.doyouknowthemuffinman.biz. In this example, doyouknowthemuffinman.biz is the “domain name”.
Do I need both Web Hosting and a Domain Name?
Yes. In some cases, you can avoid buying a domain name if you get a hosting account (even a free one) that will include a domain name with it – but they will likely be a somewhat lengthy and convoluted one, like http://doyouknowthemuffinman.free.papa-gogo.com.
We always include a domain name OR domain name renewal for an additional year for free with our annual hosting plans!
You don’t absolutely HAVE TO get your own domain name, but if you want your own unique address like the Muffin Man has, and I highly suggest it, then you would need to choose and purchase an available domain name. I will be more than happy to help you with this process.
Our Web Hosting Services – What You Get for Your $
After careful consideration, we have chosen KnownHost as our hosting provider to establish our servers with.
What this means is that you will be buying purchasing service from a Redding local provider but have all the advantages of going with a nationwide hosting provider. Your service is also backed by all of the quality guarantees that KnownHost promises.
You can also rest assured that your website is not being stored in a rickety old PC on somebody’s kitchen table, which unfortunately would not be far from what some other local providers may be offering their customers. KnownHosts’ top quality web servers are located in Texas and the West Coast so your website viewers will be accessing your site from a centrally placed US location, not somewhere distant or offshore.
If I can buy service from KnownHost, why would I buy it from you?
The answer here is simple: peace of mind.
It’s likely that you do not want to take it upon yourself to establish your website on your new hosting service or transfer your website to it. Furthermore, you probably don’t want to have to deal with techies and techie jargon should you have a question about or problem with your service.
And that’s why you’ve got us! Our prices are always fair and competitive and they come with our backing – and that’s what you are buying with your hard earned money. Should you have the unlikely even of having a problem with your website or hosting service, customers can contact me directly via telephone during normal business hours or anytime via email. No headaches!
“So I still think I would like to get hosting on my own. Can I do that and support GRAPHICpilot.com?” Yup!
If you are a web geek like us, then perhaps going directly to KnownHost or Hostgator would be the best bet. If that’s you and you would prefer to handle customer support and troubleshooting on your own, we’d would be grateful if you signed up via this link so that our site and business get a commission at no additional cost to you.