What is Hosting & Why do I Need It?

Website designing in Cedar Rapids

Every website has to have a server (specialized computer/storage space) to hold and display the site and to interact with both human and computer visitors to the site. This is called hosting. A website cannot exist on the internet without a host.

WebsitesCR.com can create your site and it can be hosted elsewhere. However, it is much easier for you, and for us, if we do both the website development and the hosting. You just have to come to one party with changes or issues. We know the quality and workings of the site and the hosting platform intimately since we created them.

Compare Hosting Prices

WebsitesCR.com: $15/month

Other Professional Design/Host Companies common charge: $25-40/month

Super-cheap hosts: "Free" or $4-8/month. Common Problems:

  • Their ads on your site
  • They own your domain
  • Obsolete server configuration
  • Incompatible with current software
  • No/little technical support
  • Limitations/Restrictions
  • No backups
  • Poor customer service
  • Fraudulent billing

Our Hosting Benefits

  • State-of-the-Art hardware and software
  • Technical expertise on-call
  • We proactively check your site functionality
  • Simple site changes made for free
  • Weekly site backups made
  • Site software upgraded for free
  • A Lower price than anyone else provides for equivalent service
  • We host for our Website clients only, so you get personal, unified website & hosting service

WebsitesCR Hosting Features

  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth transfer
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Most current PHP, cPanel, MySQL, phpMyAdmin...
  • Spam protection
  • Visitor statistics
  • Free backups
  • Amazing tech support
  • Free training/retraining
  • Help with domain names, email accounts, SEO...
  • Complete access & control of your website so you can move to another host easily (though no client ever has!)
  • ...and tons of other features