Common Questions

What Is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is what makes your website view-able to people all over the world. Hosting makes it possible for others to view your website over the Internet – without it; you’re the only one who would ever see your Web pages.

A website hosting provider stores your site on their server, giving it a unique address (DNS). It is through this address that people anywhere in the world can find, open, and interact with your site.

Simply put, when you buy website hosting, you’re buying space on a server. This is not unlike the space on your computer’s hard drive – except that now your files can be opened from anywhere.

Hosting couldn’t be easier at Hampshire IT Solutions. You get secure hosting plans with unlimited bandwidth.

What Plan Should I Choose?

If you plan having a website, blog or E-Commerce site check to see what language the developers used to create the website. Knowing the type of development language and MySQL database structure the website connects with can help you determine whether or not you need a small allowance or a large.

If you are a business with multiple sites and 25+ users we would recommend taking the Business plan as this is a faster server for running email and multiple sites. The professional option is more for large scale systems such as corporate intra nets, web discs or large volumes of emails.

We also offer our new Dedicated server. This is the same as having your own personal server. It it doesn’t have shared drives running multiple sites is primarily yours to use it to the max. Dedicated servers are great because you save money purchasing one, running it, maintaining it and updating it! We do all the hard work.

What Design Tools Do You Have?

How you build your own website is entirely up to you. In fact, most basic websites can be hand-coded using simple HTML uploaded via FTP.

The more functionality and versatility you require from your website, the more you might need to rely on programs and applications to help build your site. Our Web hosting plans include a number of free server-side applications that you can use when developing and customizing your websites.

We’ve made it easy to install popular Content Management System (CMS) applications like Word Press® and Joomla!® through our simple C Panel.

In addition to the Hosting Connection applications, you can use popular Web design software such as Adobe Dreamweaver®, Microsoft Expression®, and Apple i Web to build your site.

How Do I Transfer My Website To Your Servers?

After purchasing a pack you will receive a Email confirming your purchase and ongoing subscription. Documentation will also be supplied in this email covering easy steps on how to use our C Panel.

You can use our built-in FTP File Manager located inside our C Panel.

Or, if you have large files to upload (20 MB+), try using FileZilla, a free tool that works with Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® operating systems.

Alternatively for a small fee let us take care of it we will get all of your site migrated in no time at all!