Website & Email Hosting can take place within the same hosting package. Hosting packages are configured for various purposes, as can be seen below but it's just a 'piece' of space on a server where a website can be built and where emails are delivered to, to be downloaded later to your own phone, PC, Tablet etc.
The domain, is the address directing users to your website, without it they would not find it, or they would need to type in a list of numbers, called the IP to view your website. We do not remember lists of numbers well, so we give it a name, like idshosting.co.za or idssms.co.za.
The Domain is the address and the Hosting Package the destination where all the programs are kept to receive your emails and load your website. Both are required and work together. Your email account also takes on the domain name, if the domain is for example: idshosting.co.za, then an example of an email address that would work is: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IDS Hosting Package configuration will help in the selecting if the best package for its purpose. The Shared Hosting and VPS Hosting are two main types of Website Hosting and can be used for many different purposes. The Reseller, WordPress, eCommerce and Emails Hosting are variations of Shared Hosting and VPS Hosting. From this you can already start to understand what will work for you, as you should have some idea of what you want to use your website for.
Hosting Packages are easily changed by us, so if you make the incorrect selection this can always be corrected. A good place to start in our opinion is selecting the Shared Hosting Group below and the package to start with can be the Brochure Package for R40/month or better still, the most popular and widely used Hosting Package: Website Hosting for R60/month. It has 3GB of space, unlimited traffic, unlimited email accounts. Plus on request we can set this up for you at no additional cost as an overage package, so if you go over 3GB of space you will never be suspended, but invoiced monthly for the additional space used, at R20/GB. If you delete data to below the 3GB cap the overage billing stops.
Shared Hosting: is when a number of users share a server and its resources thus making it more cost effective. Shared hosting is provided on powerful high tech servers, thus making sure there is plenty of resources to go around.
Brochure & Static Websites
Entry to Small eCommerce
Small to Medium
Email Hosting: is hosting packages created specifically for emailing only. The cPanel is set up with only email facilities, size is set for mailing. All hosting package have email facilities, email hosting selected where no website is need.
Shared email hosting
VPS email hosting
VPS business email hosting
Business Hosting: A Hosting Package for the serious businessman who demands a service that is scalable, uses the latest technology to gain market share, includes services that protects his data and uses his data as a resource.
All Business types
All eCommerce websites
All CMS Websites
WordPress Hosting: a custom hosting facility that is specially prepared for CMS script: Wordpress. Since WordPress is used so extensively it warrants a specialised package where we can give special support on script and security assistance.
Used for all Business
Admin access to update
eCommerce Hosting: is hosting packages created for the eCommerce environment of high traffic and space requirements within a powerful VPS structure able to utilize all its resources when needed. Shared local high speed eCommerce also available.
Open Cart eCommerce
Custom Hosting for all hosting business and organisation requirements. Dial in (and out) what is required, tailor make what you require. Update as you go. Easy and safe and affordable.
All Purpose Websites
Small to Large Organisations
All Popular CMS Websites
Introduction to Business Hosting and Development. When you are ready to select a Hosting Package for a Website or embark on a Website Project, there are a number of key issues to look at. One can draw up a pretty complicated flow diagrams to direct you through the process. From our experience most people seem to jump in the deep end and deal with issues or obstacles during the process or find out afterwards that there are problems or better ways to get a better result. This of course is a huge generalisation but most will agree there is a bit of truth in this way of doing things.
We have been in the Website Hosting and Development Business long enough to give sound guidelines on Website Development and how that should be integrated with the relevant Business Model, Marketing and Digital Marketing Strategies. We would like to point out a few areas that will help make this process more focussed with better end results.