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What is Web Hosting?

To get your web page onto the internet, you'll need to find some reliable web hosting. And exactly what is web hosting? A web host is a company that has computers that are hooked up to the internet 24/7. These computers are called servers and they are assigned IP numbers in order that they may be found by other computers hooked up to the internet. It is on these servers that all your web files are stored, be they HTML files (web pages), graphic files, CSS files, Javascripts or whatever.

Basically what happens is when you type a web address into the address bar of your browser and then hit Go, your browser sends out a request to 'get' that web page. The request travels across the internet to the appropriate web server and attempts to locate the web page on that server. If the request is successful (web page exists) then that web page will load (or download) into your web browser.

These web hosting servers that store and serve up web pages to the internet cost money to set up, configure and maintain and thus web hosting providers that own these servers typically charge you a monthly or yearly fee to, at the very least:
1. Allow you to save your web files to their web server (called uploading)
2. Perpetually be ready to serve them up to the internet (make available for downloading)

Web hosting has become a very competitive business and, in order to entice more customers to sign up with them, web hosts now offer all kinds of bells and whistles to the deals or web hosting packages they make available.

How much does it cost?

It really depends on what kind of website you want to create , for basic get to know me website that has 5 or 6 static html pages with 4 or 5 email address's and 50mb of storage, you are looking at approx €30 a year. For a content management website with a database back end , Multiple email address's, 250mb of storage etc , you are looking at €130 a year. A good place to start is

What is a domain name?

Basically this is the name you type into your web browser to display your website. Domain names ae unqiue , so first of all you have to see if the name you want is available . If it is you will need to register it and then pay an annual fee. the most common prefix for a domain name is .com and is the cheaper alternative at €20 , an .ie prefix can cost €70 and you have to be a registered business with a VAT number.

What is eCommerce?

eCommerce is the ability to accepts payment for Goods or Services on your website. The key to eCommerce is Security , Flexibilty and ease of use. One of the most secure ways to accept payment over the interet is to use Paypal see You will need to setup up a business account and when someone wants to purchase a Product or service on your website , they will be re-directed to the secure paypal website to make the payment. This removes the need for you to setup expensive security protecton on your website and use a trusted existing system. A good site on eCommerce is

Why should I choose SpiderEdge Web Development to Develop my website?

We have a dedicated team of developers with over 20 years of Industry expereince who are willing to work with you to understand your business , your reasons for setting up a website and find the most cost effective solution. Rather than setup up a website to meet your current needs , we will try and ensure that the website has the infrastructure that is scalable as your business grows, reducing the cost as your business expands. We will document exactly what you are getting before we start to design and develop your site to ensure that you have a full understanding of what you will be getting and how much it will cost, to ensure there are no hidden costs or surprise's. Will you Host my website? We are a Web development company and try to keep our focus on changing trends and new developments that will benefit our customer base. There are plenty of companies out there that offer cost effective web hosting and rather that act as a middle man , we direct our customers directly to the Web host companies , that way getting the best price available. A good place to start is

When I have my website developed , what are the ongoing cost's?

Once your website is developed, the 2 main costs are Web hosting and Domain name renewal.

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