You made the big decision to start a website. Maybe you want to propel your business or share some ideas with everyone out there surfing the web.
Of course, once you start researching website creation, you may encounter language that doesn’t seem quite English. Don’t worry. Our website hosting glossary of terms will help. While some of the terminologies may seem a little overwhelming, once you understand what it means in plain English it isn’t so bad.
The learning curve for creating a website isn’t as hard as you think. Put it this way: there are over one billion sites on the world wide web. Many are created by newbies. With a little time and effort, you can certainly make one you will love to
To make this glossary a little more user-friendly for rookie website creators, we broke up the terms by subject matter. While many are alphabetical by subject, sometimes the more basic terms are listed first in each category. After all, it’s a lot easier to understand what a Linux server is once you understand how a server helps your website.
Let’s get started understanding all this web hosting lingo:
Web hosting is a platform that allows your website to be accessed and viewed on the world wide web. There are several types of web hosting services you can purchase depending on your website’s requirements. Web hosting companies like Bluehost or InterServer often offer packages that take care of a lot of the details of creating a website. They also offer customer support when you’re trying to figure out how to make your website function the way you want.
Let’s look at a few common web hosting services and other terms you need to know.