Hosting is the depository of your websites files on a ‘shared server’ so they become available to the Internet (www).
- Currently costs can be minimal with ‘Starter+’ shared server hosting
- See link here for typical costs example at Ventraip.
- Only extra cost is a Domain name for your own website. – I recommend Ventraip also for this purchase.
An Australian based provider such as VentraIP offers very reasonable costs for a Starter – Entry level account. (Ideal for all small businesses, clubs, etc)
For most small business and organisation style websites, hosting on a shared server is the most economical and convenient method. All major ISP Hosting providers have platforms that make provisions for CMS software such as WordPress, so it just becomes a ‘one click’ installation to get started.
I have used VentrIP for a number of years and all my clients are very satisfied and operating on a monthly payment option for hosting. This option means cost are very reasonably spread over the year for the small business…most customers choosing the Starter+ monthly hosting plan to suit their website needs.
Customer support from VentrIP is also 24 hours and operates very effectively. I have experienced first hand where they often will go outside the ‘norm’ to assist, thus I highly recommended Ventraip as a website hosting service.