Find answers to frequently asked questions about shared web hosting services
What is meant by web hosting?
Web hosting is a service that allows you to host a website and make it available for everyone on the internet. There are many types of hosting available, such as shared hosting. While most web server hosting providers offer similar packages, the more popular a website is, the more resources it will need to function effectively.
How does website hosting work?
Your website is a collection of files and (in most cases) databases that are shown to your visitors as they browse around your site. KLOUD, like most web hosts, allocates storage space for your website’s files and databases on a shared server.
When you sign up for KLOUD managed hosting plans, you’ll receive login details to access your hosting account’s admin panel. In the cPanel, you can manage all things related to your website, from hosting to domains, databases, files, email, and so on
Why do I need web hosting?
To put it simply – you need a hosting plan to get your website up and running for the whole world to see.
While it’s possible to have a website without external hosting, it’s not recommended for beginners. Unless you know how to set up your computer to do the job of a hosting server, you’ll save yourself time, money, and grey hairs by opting for KLOUD to do the heavy lifting for you.
What are the differences between website hosting and domain?
When you’re browsing the web, and you type in a URL (i.e., http://www.kloud.pk), your web browser queries that domain name (i.e., kloud.pk) and asks it where the website is hosted. The browser then loads up the contents that are stored there.
All websites and online stores you visit consist of a domain name and a web host. The easiest way to picture it is to think of the domain name as the address and the hosting as the physical building.
Can I buy hosting without a domain name?
Yes, you can. If you want to, you can purchase domain names from other domain registrars and point them to your server with KLOUD. If you want to keep your domain name and your website hosting together under a single provider – which we’d recommend for convenience and easier troubleshooting – transferring an existing domain name to KLOUD is also possible. Simply reach out to our support crew, and they will help you out.
Does your hosting come with a control panel?
Yes, each hosting plan can be managed from your very own cPanel.
The cPanel helps you carry out essential hosting management, monitor resource usage, create email addresses and install content management systems like WordPress. Note that this is different from the admin panel for your website, which will be created when you install a CMS. Instead, this is the admin panel for your server as a whole.