What type of website are you shopping for?
Why does it matter what kind of website I have?
Just like there are different sizes and styles of clothing, there are different hosting plans that cover different things. You wouldn’t buy kid-sized clothing for an adult, and you shouldn’t buy the cheapest hosting plan for a site that gets a lot of traffic.
By telling us what type of business you have, we can estimate the amount of traffic you’ll likely receive once you start promoting it. For example, a resume website may only get a few hundred visits in a year, while a personal brand could get 50,000 visits in a month. It all depends on what it is and how you promote it.
Website Type Definitions
Resume: This type of website lists your qualifications for a position and may include a portfolio of your work.
Personal Brand: This type of website is designed to promote a personal product line that includes your social media.
Side Hustle: A side hustle is a side business that supplements your main income. Typically, side hustles are small businesses that offer freelance services like copywriting or web design.
Affiliate Marketing: With this type of website, you’re promoting a product in exchange for a commission. This is usually done as part of a blog or by using YouTube or other social media.
Blog: A blog is like an online magazine where you share your writing with the world! Many blogs personal experiences with other people going through the same thing, and can incorporate other social media.
E-Commerce: This is a medium to large-size operation where you plan on selling specialized retail goods as your main focus, and you’re not promoting yourself.
Why do I need hosting?
Unless you have a server just sitting around your house, and unless you know how to maintain it, you need to have hosting if you want to have a website.
Just like most people live in an apartment or home, websites have homes for their files—and that home is called hosting! Hosting is rented space on a remote computer (called a server), and it stores and serves your website files for anyone that needs them.
Hosting companies not only store your website files, but they protect them too. If the server goes offline for any reason, your hosting company will diligently work to restore your website as soon as possible. Can you do all that? Would you want to do all that? That’s why you need hosting. Hosting keeps your website safe and online, and it isn’t that expensive in the long run.