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Hi there! In this video, you'll learn what hosting is and we'll identify the four types of hosting available at GoDaddy. To make your website visible on the web, your website's files and data must be physically stored on a computer that is connected to the Internet. These large high-powered computers are called web servers. Website hosts are companies that physically house several web servers in one location, or what is sometimes referred to as a data center. In addition to housing the web servers, website hosts provide the software, security, support, and bandwidth that connects your website to the internet. Think of a website hosting company like a shopping center that contains several individual stores. If you want to open a store at the shopping center, you can lease space in it and set up shop. Just like a shopping center, website hosting companies enable you to lease space on their web servers, where you can store your website files and make them available for visitors to view on the Internet. To accommodate a wide variety of websites and customer needs, there are a variety of hosting solutions. Hosting solutions are broadly categorized based on the amount of server space you need for your website files, and the monthly amount of bandwidth your site consumes. Bandwidth refers to the amount of data being transferred, or the amount of resource usage your website requires. Consider your shop again... Suppose you sell only handmade bracelets; you have a small, unique product offering, so you don't need, nor want, to lease the same amount of space as a big department store. Instead, you could lease a smaller store in the shopping center that gives you just enough space for your goods and costs less money. Additionally, because you're a small shop you don't need a lot of extra technology or staff to help you sell your product like a department store requires. Between you and your mobile payment device, you have plenty of bandwidth to take care of your customers, and don't need to buy any extra technology or hire more employees. Make sense? Beyond server space and bandwidth, there are other things to consider when selecting a hosting solution: your budget, ease of use or complexity of solution, the level of flexibility or customization the solution allows, as well as privacy and security features. GoDaddy offers a variety hosting solutions. To determine which hosting solution is best for you, please visit GoDaddy.com and click Hosting.
So, in this video I'm going to be sharing my top 3 best web hosting providers that are also cheap. And, while every single provider on this list offers top-notch performance for a low price they all use different pricing models. So, watch till the end to find out which ones work best for you First up is InterServer, a company that has been around since 1999 but escaped the radar of most consumers by being overpowered in marketing by giant corporations like HostGator, Bluehost or GoDaddy. InterServer is offering cheap and flexible hosting especially when you consider all of the extra features that the plan includes. One huge advantage of InterServer is that they don't require you to pay hundreds of dollars up front. You can be billed $5 each month. You see, most web hosting companies advertise monthly prices but they either only offer 1 year, 2 year or 3 year subscription periods, where you pay the full period up front, or worse... Their monthly prices are 2 times or 3 times higher than the yearly ones. Forcing you to pay a lot more if you want to be billed monthly. This of course doesn't happen with InterServer. And if you're ready to get started I'll leave a discount links in the description for every single provider that I talk about you can get even better deals because I usually negotiate special discounts just for my viewers. These videos take an incredibly long time to properly test, research script and then film and if I want to keep my content honest I can only monetize through affiliate commissions. So, not only will you get a discount but you'll support my future content as well. I'll be able to make more high quality, well researched and edited videos for your pleasure! Thank you for the support and let's get back to the video. So, another huge advantage when it comes to pricing at InterServer is their price lock guarantee which makes you completely immune to any price increases in the future. For example, recently SiteGround has almost doubled their prices and everyone that was using SiteGround had to pay the increased price because it's in their terms of service. They can change the price any time and you'll be forced to pay the increased amount or switch. InterServer makes your account immune to any further price increases upon purchase, the amount you pay when signing up is the amount your account has locked in! Their standard shared web hosting plan is a 1 size fits all and actually it's probably enough for like 90% of website owners. Because for the price that you're paying, you're getting quite a lot of resources and premium features. What if I need more storage space, you might ask? Well, it's unlimited at InterServer. Okay, maybe I'll need more traffic? Nope, still unlimited. More email accounts? My dude it's unlimited. But... but what about SSL, Content Delivery, Backups and... shhhh.. calm down... calm down... everything's fine.. everything you need is included for $5 a month, you're getting every premium feature there is. I've used the InterServer automatic installation software to create a basic WordPress site that looks something like this within 5 to 10 minutes. I wanted to test out their loading speed. So, this website loaded in 1.3 seconds and had a 0.2 second time to first byte response, which is an incredibly fast result. Most providers charge you anywhere from $20 to $50 a month for plans that are this fast. The only real problem with InterServer if you choose to go with it is their control panel, that's a bit outdated. Here's how it looks in the back end while it does use the standard cPanel that you can reach quite easily it's just not something that's easy to get used to if you've used a modern control panel before. And in my opinion, their control panel is by far the weakest link. Overall, you're just getting a good set of features for a good price and you can be billed a small amount each month while getting exceptionally good performance. InterServer isn't like a super well-known company but they do have their own data centers and the people behind the company seem to care more about customers than profits. If you're interested in InterServer you can get started with the discount links in the description and if you want to know more I have a full InterServer review that you can find right about here, here. Another company that's getting traction quite fast by offering cheap and powerful web hosting plans is Hostinger. The focus point of Hostinger is their newest technology like Litespeed servers, Google Cloud infrastructure, PHP 7.4 and HTTP/2 support while offering extremely cheap plans. Their single hosting plan starts at $0.99 a month but you can get that price down even lower to just $0.89 a month by using the links down below with the coupon code EMITREVIEWS. However, there is a catch unlike InterServer, Hostinger only offers low prices if you're buying for a long period of time like 3 or 4 years in advance. So, you need to invest a larger sum up front then you can stop worrying about your web hosting costs for the years to come a 4 year plan with one website will cost you $47 and it will renew at $103 after 4 years with Hostinger. You also get pretty much everything you need to get started 10 GB storage space is plenty for 1 site, a free SSL to encrypt your site 100 GBs of bandwidth will also allow you to have anywhere from 15 000 to 25 000 unique visitors per month depending on your website size of course. You even get to register a free website name at the time of making this video, they own their own data centers they have their own infrastructure and they have developed their own control panel even though it's a bit slower than cPanel...it's cheaper. In terms of performance even the cheapest plan holds up quite well I'm testing the exact same website as with InterServer and I'm using an SSL certificate, Litespeed cache and the latest PHP 7.4 version. My Hostinger website is loaded in 1.6 seconds with time to first byte of 0.4 seconds. Slower than InterServer but keep in mind this is on a plan that's $1 a month. But in general Hostinger offers really good performance the control panel is also awesome they keep investing in new technology and new innovations if you want to get yourself some cheap and reliable web hosting you can do so from the links in the description and use the coupon code EMITREVIEWS. You'll get an extra 10% off your order saving you even more money. And the last provider that I will recommend is a bit different Cloudways is a more powerful solution that does require some degree of technical knowledge but if you set it up properly you'll get hundreds of dollars worth of performance by spending just a couple of bucks. Cloudways allows you to rent a virtual private server from the top providers like Google or Amazon and set everything up for you. They also give you an easy to use control panel to manage your server and website signing up is absolutely free and you don't even need a credit card, you only need a phone number and an email address. And, you can try their service completely free of charge for 3 days just to get a feel if it's something that you're interested in. Controlling your Cloudways server is as easy as controlling your shared hosting account and you do get a free SSL certificate, a firewall and automated website updates thrown in for free. But what makes Cloudways truly cheap is that they use an hourly billing system and you only have to pay for what you use. You can manually manage how powerful you want your server to be using this slider and you'll only pay for the storage and bandwidth you take up on their servers. Well or the ones you're renting... Meaning if you don't have many visitors, you're not using up much resources you'll barely have to pay anything. The Cloudways resource management system makes so that you never need to worry about your website upgrades because just using these sliders you can make your website use more or less resources and your price will change accordingly. Of course you can always check what you're paying for by going into the real-time billing section and seeing just exactly what they're taking your money for. Since Cloudways is offering VPS or virtual private servers you can expect better than average performance for a fraction of the cost. The extra power you get is great for running ecommerce stores so I did the exact same test as I did with Hostinger and InterServer. And Cloudways was the fastest out of all of them! With a surprising 1.2 second loading time and just 0.2 second time to first bite. While all three companies on this list offer better than average performance for the fraction of the cost which one should you choose? Well in my opinion if you just want to pay a small amount each month and cancel any time if you don't like the service go for InterServer. If you're not afraid of upfront costs go with Hostinger, of course you will have to commit for at least 3 or 4 years but the prices are generally lowest you will get anywhere for the service that they're providing. You'll get to use the newest technologies and a modern control panel with all of the premium features and if you want something with more power and complete control over what you're paying for go with Cloudways. You'll enjoy their hourly billing based on resource usage and of course you'll have the best possible performance because you'll be using a virtual private server that's dedicated all completely to you and of course it comes with the added benefit that you'll never overpay because you're only paying for what you're using. For now, my name is Emit and subscribe for more reviews tutorials and everything that's related web hosting I'll see in the next video! you
I have spent a lot of time on this channel talking about various web hosting providers but I never actually took the time to explain what is web hosting and how does it all work. So, in this video I'll answer exactly that and if you think you know everything there is to know about web hosting keep watching you might just learn something new! To understand how web hosting works you first need to understand how websites work. Every single website is composed of different files that are responsible for showing text, images, buttons, login, contact forms and similar elements to the users. So, a website in essence is just a collection of various files and these files need a place where they can be stored in order to view them. And that place just happens to be a computer! Just like you would store pictures on your computer and simply open them up whenever you want to view them the same exact way you can store website files on your computer to view your website. And at this point you might be thinking so wait I can just turn my own home computer into a web server? Yes! Yes, you absolutely can I even have a guide on how you can do that right here. But it's not the best idea. This comes with a lot of problems, for one in order for your website to be online your computer would need to be connected to the internet at all times. If you lose connection that's it your website is offline. And most home usage internet connections simply do not pack enough juice required to efficiently transfer files to thousands of visitors, you would need an extremely high bandwidth internet connection. And of course your computer can overheat or break or the electricity could go out all resulting in your website being... Yep! Offline. As you can imagine if absolutely everyone hosted their website this way we would have complete chaos. Imagine if Google, YouTube or Facebook would be offline for days or weeks just because someone's cat spilled coke on the computer. Luckily people had a better solution! Web hosting companies emerged, these companies would build specialized, cost effective computers that aren't very good for regular usage but are extremely efficient at storing and transferring data. These computers are called servers, the next step was renting out huge warehouses to store all of those servers making sure they're kept cool have access to the internet and maintenance. These server warehouses are called data centers and these bad boys are huge! The largest data center is 10 million square feet or 920 thousand square meters. This is the equivalent of 170 football fields combined! And that's just one data center, there's probably thousands of them all around the world. These web hosting companies rent you the server space for a monthly fee, this way you have a reliable and maintained environment to keep all of your website files safe and secure. But this also comes with some unique advantages. For example, they give you a control panel and an interface to manage your website easier. You also get the tools necessary to create professional looking email addresses and configure their servers for additional security, so your websites and email addresses are safe. Well all of this seems nice and great, but it does come with some concerns for the future. One of the biggest ones being just how much raw electricity these mega data centers consume. Just to give you a small example YouTube gets around 1.5 billion views every single day. To provide a smooth playback for this amount of use the data centers storing the information consume as much electricity as 60 000 US homes do in 1 year. And that's just 1 website in 1 day! A big portion of the electricity consumed is then converted into heat because the components in the server constantly increase in temperature while under load which then requires even more electricity being used to dissipate the heat and cool the servers down. And recently the web hosting industry has been under some heavy fire for how much electricity it consumes. Some experts even go as far as saying that as the demand increases this will actually become a major problem. But obviously where there's a problem there is a solution and some web hosting companies have already started combating this using something they call "Green Hosting". It's basically them using solar or wind energy to power all of their servers and then planting a lot of trees at scale to offset their carbon footprint. But to summarize this is how it all happens: your website is just a bunch of files stored on a massive remote server that you're renting a minuscule part of while it continues to work non-stop 24/7. These servers are connected to the internet and are able to transfer the files to your viewers at a rapid speed. But another question often associated with web hosting well if it's all just servers in a warehouse is every single web hosting provider equal? No, not at all! Different providers have different size data centers and their servers are made up from different components for example some providers use the latest 2019-2020 technology while others don't want to upgrade and still use the same servers they built back in 2005 and have been constantly working for 15 years. So, when choosing your hosting provider do some research! And now you have the knowledge about what is web hosting and how all of it works, but knowing is just half the battle the other half is the hard part of actually going out and hosting your website. For your convenience I'll leave my top recommended companies in the description down below and if you buy it through the links you'll also get a discount. So, congratulations on getting that knowledge and I'll see you in the next video! you