Getting Web Server Space
Adapted From: Creating Web Pages For Dummies, 8th Edition

A Web server is a computer that's connected to the World Wide Web and runs special software that enables it to provide information to Web users. You can easily get space on a Web server. Several Web-based publishing services include free Web server space. Or, you may have a friend or an affiliation with an organization that can lend you Web server space. These are all good options for a single Web home page or a small site.

Web hosting service features

A number of businesses and organizations offer Web hosting service — that is, space on their Web server for your Web site. Most of these organizations charge for this service, and fees vary. You should look at a number of concerns when choosing a Web hosting provider for your Web pages.

Some Web hosting providers offer to register a domain name for you, but then they retain ownership of the domain name themselves. Find out whether the Web hosting provider allows you to get your own domain name, either immediately or later.

When you consider a Web hosting provider, consider in your evaluation the following factors:

Hiring help

To find a good Web hosting provider or get other help relating to getting your Web site up, we recommend the following steps: