No doubt, you have heard about web hosting, but you may have questions about it. Put simply, web hosting is providing a server that allows others to create their own website. If you would like more information about choosing, maintaining or understanding web hosting, keep reading.

Determine if your hosting provider offers the ability to run server-side scripts. A lot of free services will only provide you the tools necessary to build your own pages or let you use their templates, but not add overly dynamic personal scripts. You may have to search for a pay service if you need, or want, to create dynamic pages.

When selecting a web hosting service, opt for the provider that has a favorable track record for outages and downtime. Even if a company can offer you explanations for frequent outages, you might want to avoid that company. The company’s lack of attention to …