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What is Hosting?


About This Topic

  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Applicable to {{#ifeq: all | free | Free users}} {{#ifeq: all | pro | Pro users}} {{#ifeq: all | all | both Free and Pro users}}

Web hosting companies, such as Bravenet, provide a service that allows you to provide your own website to people browsing the internet. Your website is located on our servers in a secure datacenter - we do all the work of caring for the supporting hardware and software.

In addition to providing a place for you to run your website, we can also provide email services.

Hosting Solutions

We offer 2 different hosting solutions. For a complete list of features and a comparison between the 2 hosting services, please Compare our Hosting Packages

Basic hosting:
  • Limited features
  • Your website would be accessed through a subdomain, for example example.bravehost.com
  • Recommended for smaller, personal websites
  • A great way to get started on any web design project!
  • No Bravenet advertising
  • Full featured
  • POP3/SMTP and web-based email services
  • Able to manage subdomains (i.e. example.bravehost.com) addresses as well as registered domains (i.e. www.example.com)
  • Highly recommended for hosting a company, organization, or community website
  • Provides the features and options needed by advanced web developers
  • PHP and MySQL support enable you to run thousands of pre-made PHP web applications, as well as enabling you to build your own

How to Get There

  1. Visit www.bravenet.com
  2. Log into your account, or create an account if you do not already have one
  3. Select the Web Hosting tab.