Running a website costs money. What are the costs? What type of hosting service should I choose? Is it worth paying extra for SSL certificates?
Websites are expensive to create and maintain. They need constant care and maintenance to keep them looking good and functioning properly.
There are three main types of websites: static websites, dynamic websites, and hybrid websites. Static websites don't change at all. Dynamic websites update automatically. Hybrid websites combine both static and dynamic features.
Let's say you want to create an average website and do the website work yourself, which is the case in most cases. You only need the technical foundation, i.e., web hosting, a domain name, and an administration program (CMS) to run the website.
The web hosting consists of:
a web server, which makes the contents of the website accessible on the Internet,
the domain, i.e., the web address of the website (www.meine-domain.de),
security and maintenance of the technology, which is very expensive and taken care of by the provider,
support, in case you need technical help for your website.
Web hosting is a remarkable package, but it usually costs between 5 and 10 dollar per month. The package already includes enough disk space for the website, at least one domain, some email addresses, and technical features for the website.
Should you set the price limit at 10 dollar for web hosting, it is important to work with reliable and established providers; Bluehost can be mentioned here as a good example.
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About Vitali Lutz
Since 2007 I am interested in online marketing and online business. For more than 16 years I have also been interested in the technical aspects of the Internet and daily life. I am most fascinated by websites and digital products. Writing is my biggest hobby.