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There are four primary elements to your website:
A domain name
The name you buy and want to use for your website(s).
Sells the domain to you and provides domain management.
Who provided space on their server for your website.
Which you build and then place on your hosts server.
There a many kinds of hosting -
For small to medium sites all you need is a shared server hosting package.
It provides all you need at a modest cost. You can always upgrade in the future if needed.
TSOs basic package is a good example -
15 GB of space (enough for very big sites, like using an artic to collect your weekly shopping).
You can have up to 100 eMail accounts, unlimited bandwidth (simultaneous customer traffic) and
The one limitation that all, but a dedicated server package, have is a restriction of media on
your site. That is putting sound or videos on your site to be enjoyed or downloaded.
So if you need something standard, to start you off -
At some time in the future your site may be so popular and busy that you need more resources.
Your hosting provider will probably let you know.
If your site is getting that busy they will be aware, and will advise you to upgrade.
But that may be years ahead.
And if it is not -
one site, on one of their servers, is taking the lions share of the resources they need to ensure
you have the resources your site needs and that other sites on that server are ok.
A SSL certificate for your site could be useful or important.
There are a vast array of choices -
A free one, a DV SSL, has to be re-
A paid one, OV SSL or EV SSL, lasts a maximum of 2 years.
Some hosting providers (such as TSO) provide a free one from a third party.
These free ones are provided by a third-
renew automatically. What I have noticed is that there can sometimes be a gap in that process and
some of my out-
NECESSARY to have a SECURITY CERTIFICATE
If your website relies on a "HTPPS" status and/or you intend to take on-
you WILL need an OV SSL (Organisation Validated) or a EV SSL (Extended Validation) certificate -
Because you need to safeguard your customers security.
And let them know you can be trusted.
You must get some independent advice if you think you NEED a security certificate.
I hope this has helped -
A book could easily be written here, and then some.
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