Managed Liquid Web Hosting – How It Works
With the Covid restrictions becoming less stringent, individuals and businesses are slowly returning to a normal schedule and a newfound desire to improve quality of life.
For many, the first priority is to sort out their website and to get it up and running as quickly as possible. If you’re just getting started, the idea of hosting your own website can seem quite daunting.
Even for experienced webmasters, the sheer volume of knowledge required to run a successful site can seem overwhelming.
Managed web hosts take the stress out of running a website. With full oversight of the hosting setup, including security, backups and scaling, you only need to focus on growing your audience.
Here’s how it works…
Step one: Choose a host
If you’re looking for a free web host, it might be tempting to select one of the popular platforms (like WordPress.com, GoDaddy, or Google Domains).
But this might not be the best idea. What if you’re looking for a custom domain like mcafedeli.com? Or what if you want to use a platform that’s not readily available on your chosen web host?
The key to finding the best web host for your needs is to do your research. There are many companies that provide hosting services, so you need to be sure that you’re selecting one that’s reputable and offers the features you need. Do your research and make a list of the top three contenders.
Step two: Create your website
Now that you have your top three web hosts in mind, it’s time to move into creating your website. If you’ve used WordPress.com to build your site in the past, you can easily migrate your content over to a managed web host.
But if you’ve created the site from scratch or used another content management platform, then you’ll need to take the time to learn how to use the toolset provided by your host.
Regardless of how you built your site, it’s time to move into the exciting world of publishing. You can either choose to publish your website immediately or choose to work on perfecting your site’s design before you go live.
Step three: Activate your account
Once your content is published, it’s time to move into activation. The moment of truth has come. Is your site ready to go live? Or do you have some fixes to make before your site goes live?
You’ll need to follow the instructions provided by your chosen web host to activate your account. Depending on the type of data you entered during registration, you might be asked to verify your identity via email or provide additional information. Once everything is verified, it’s time to focus on growing your audience.
If you’ve been diligent and followed the instructions correctly, you’ll now have full access to the tools you need to run your site. From this point on, the role of the web host becomes increasingly irrelevant. You’re ready to go!
But don’t forget about your web host. Even after you’ve taken over, they can provide valuable support if you ever need it.
Congratulations! This was a long process, but at least you’re now officially in the web hosting business. From here, the sky is the limit…
Or is it?
The truth is, no matter how much you prepare, there will always be something new to learn. Keep up with the forums and blogs to remain informed on the latest trends and news in the industry.
With any luck, this article has provided you with a clear understanding of how managed web hosting works. From here, you’ll have the knowledge necessary to successfully host your own website. And when that moment of truth comes, you’ll be confident that you made the right decision.