Hosting is a means of placing your website on a server which is permanently connected to the Internet.
Hosting is just like your home - a place to reside. Once you have your site hosted on an Internet server,
it is then, generally speaking, available to be accessed by anyone around the world. MediaBag has the capacity to
Host your site on one of our servers.
Your hosted site can be placed on different types of servers. Some run on Microsoft Windows, some on Linux,
and others on BSD (a flavour of UNIX). Here at MediaBag we host using Linux and BSD. In reality terms, if you do
not know which operating system your website needs, then its highly probable that Linux will do you just fine.
Just like your home has an address for people to find you, your website will also have an address, namely a domain name.
This means that your site can be accessed anywhere around the world at any time. When someone types in your domain name,
they are directed to the server on which your site is hosted. Domain names have many different formats, like .com, .net, and .ie
(Ireland). Some are country specific, like .ie for Ireland. The domain name types .com, .net and .org were
originally designed for use by the USA, but are now generally used by anyone around the world. There are many different companies
that can register your domain name. Make sure you shop around and get the best price possible. As a guide, typical prices for a .com
domain name are usually less than $10 per year, although you may have to purchase it for two or more years at a time.