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Domain Registration & Website Hosting in Botswana.

Simply put, domain registration and website hosting are part of a process of publishing your website to the World Wide Web.

Website hosting is particularly purchased based on the amount of space required, and more over on any additional service required as part of your website hosting.

To appreciate website hosting, it’s a good idea to understand to understand what makes up a website:

BW Domain Names

A domain name is a service that allows individuals or organisations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web.

It is the process of identifying your website through a unique label that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control on the Internet based on the Domain Name System (DNS).

Botswana Communications and Regulatory Authority regulates all Botswana domains. Weblogic is a BW Domain Registrar and therefore can help you register anyone of the following domain names in Botswana: .co.bw, .ac.bw, .org.bw.

Website Files

These are the web pages your potential customers actually see when visiting your site. It includes photos, media files, graphics, scripts, and other .html data.

This data tells web hosting servers how the page should look. These servers translate the files and then obey the right commands to display the desired website design and format.

Website Hosting Servers

When considering domain registration and website hosting, firstly, the physical location of your storefront is not the business itself, if you move, the business moves with you. If you set up shop elsewhere, the new storefront would still be the same business. The same goes for your web hosting.

Secondly, the domain name simply points to your server, so wherever you move your website host to, point your domain to the new location.

Finally, the simplest web hosting definition is that these web hosting servers are the rental space for your virtual store. All the saved files, data, and information that make up a website need to be securely stored somewhere. Without the hosting services, your files would have no place to exist, so your site would work about as well as a discontinued telephone number.

Weblogic can help you with all of the above. Please contact one of our consultants to discuss your requirements further.

S ometimes deciding on the type of hosting you require is confusing. Hopefully the information below will help ease the pain..

Shared web hosting

Shared web hosting is the cheapest type of hosting available because a server is shared with several other websites in order to split the cost.

If you are a small business with a limited budget and not expecting heavy traffic, shared hosting can save you costs.

Note that shared servers’ performance may be affected if one of the shared sites garners a lot of traffic.

Dedicated web hosting

Dedicated web hosting services is where you are the only owner and user of a server.

Because of this, your website performance will not be altered by another website.

This service is more expensive, but it provides better tech resources than you would receive with shared hosting.

Also, traffic from another site does not impact the security on this server.

Online businesses or stores experiencing robust, growing sales numbers, this type of hosting is ideal.

VPS web hosting

VPS Hosting stands for Virtual Private Server. This hosting service is a solid pricing middle ground between shared and dedicated hosting. You share a server but have your own definite area, leaving you less vulnerable to slowdowns from other sites sharing this private server. Companies who need an upgrade in their site’s bandwidth due to increased traffic are ideal users of VPS Web hosting.

VPS offer better security, reliability, and ease of use without a large increase in cost. On top of that, VPS offers web hosting flexibility, as you can install your own operating system and add, remove, or modify software applications at your discretion. For a reasonable price, you get a completely customized hosting experience.

Cloud hosting

Cloud hosting shares aspects of your website across several different servers, which together function as “the cloud.”

With cloud hosting, a faulty web server issue is not really a problem since another server can take its place and keep the site running.

Cloud hosting is ideal for people who expect large volumes of traffic and do not want any bandwidth problems. Perfect for a site that projects continued growth and regular traffic surges.

There are other options for hosting such as:

Collocated hosting

Some massive websites with access to their own coders or IT team will use collocated hosting, wherein they buy their own server and simply use a web host’s space to keep the server. These websites are in charge of server maintenance and have the option to install any desired applications or scripts.

Weblogic takes the Worry out of hosting

Let Weblogic worry about hosting your website so you don’t have to. We can provide large amounts of space for those content intensive websites, we ensure it remains secure using SSL, and moreover, we take frequent backups off-site of your website with up to 10 days worth of backups. Hosting with Weblogic really does take the worry out of hosting for you! 

Talk to us

It is advisable to speak to a Weblogic consultant to ensure you get the right type of hosting for your website. Often you may choose the wrong type of hosting, under estimating how complex it can be, especially when it comes to hosting databases. Ensure you get the best advice.

Let Weblogic worry about your website hosting, so you don't have to. Our robust hosting environment keeps daily backups, offsite, so you don't have to worry about ever losing your data!

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