Web Hosting Frequently Asked Questions

What is Web hosting?

Web hosting is the technology that puts your website online. It is one of the three essential components of establishing your Web presence: a domain name (Web address), a website and a Web host. Your domain name tells people where to find you, your website is viewed by your visitors, and hosting makes your site part of the Internet. Quite simply, the definition of Web hosting is an online storage service for any content displayed or accessed through your website. Common examples of stored information include images, video, or design templates. Learn why Web Hosting with Network Solutions is a good choice.
How do I know which Web hosting package is best for me?
In order to choose a hosting package that will fit your needs, begin by thinking about the goals of your business. The biggest differentiators between hosting packages are the size of disk space, monthly data transfer, number of emailboxes and tools such as open source applications and programming languages. After you determine how you plan to use your site and the amount of traffic you expect on your site, you'll be able to identify which package is best for your business.
  • Essential Hosting package is designed for small business owners who want a simple online presence. Websites with this package might include basic content with limited multimedia and blog usage. Interaction with customers occurs mainly through easy forms or a simple blog.

  • Professional Hosting package is designed for small- to medium- sized businesses whose websites contain sizable dynamic content, such as numerous multimedia files. Interaction with customers occurs through complex forms, robust blogs and frequent site visits.

  • Premium Hosting package is designed for small- to medium- sized businesses that want to manage multiple large, high-traffic websites on a single platform. These websites would include multimedia files and various dynamic interactions with customers.

What are the differences between Web hosting companies?
Reliability and customer service are two key points to consider. Network Solutions offers 99.99% Unix® uptime and 24/7 dedicated technical customer service, via phone or email.
How do I build a website myself using a website design template?
The website templates included in the Web Hosting packages offer an inexpensive way to establish an Internet presence quickly. Our Website Builder Tool comes with a large variety of website design templates which can be easily customized to reflect your company's image and purpose.
Can I use Microsoft® Expression® Web, Dreamweaver® or other website design software packages?
Yes. Web Hosting packages come with file transfer (FTP) capabilities to allow you to upload website content, including complete website pages built with design software such as Microsoft® Expression® Web and DreamWeaver®.
How do I upgrade my Web hosting package?
If you need more storage, data transfer capability, or multiple file transfer (FTP) accounts, log into your Network Solutions Account (Manager), click on the Web Hosting tab, and then choose the hosting package to which you'd like to upgrade.
How do I choose between Web Hosting and VPS Hosting?
For most users, Web Hosting meets their needs with ample storage, bandwidth, email addresses and with no system administration skills required. VPS Hosting is a good option for more advanced users who are tech-savvy and want greater control and flexibility of their hosting environment. Like having your own dedicated server, VPS allows you to install applications and gain direct access to the underlying operating system, but at a fraction of the price of dedicated hosting. Learn More
Do you offer a guarantee with your Web hosting packages?
Whether you are building your first website, or maintaining a sophisticated site for your business demands, you are backed by 99.99% UNIX® uptime* and free 24/7 live, technical support.
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Package and Pricing Options

Essential Hosting
For Starter Web Sites
$12.95/mo*

Professional Hosting
For Larger Web Sites
$18.95/mo*

Premium Hosting
For Higher Traffic Sites
$36.95/mo*

* See Terms and Conditions for applicable promotional terms, free nsWebAddress™ and Uptime Reliability