what is hosting?

Websites can’t exist without hosting. So what is it exactly and why do you need it? Our hosting guide will hopefully help you understand the basics.

it’s where your website lives…


Think of it this way… Liken web hosting to renting a house or flat, you need a place to live right? Just like your website needs somewhere to live, web hosting provides space on web server for your website to live in. The larger your family becomes the bigger the home you need yes? In the same way, the more your website demands from the server the bigger and more powerful it needs to be, hence variations in cost and performance. Your website may live happily in a ‘Small Flat’, however large high traffic eCommerce sites may need a ‘Mansion’ to live in! It’s all relative to your business and how much website traffic you’re expecting. All of our hosting options are fully scaleable so you can start small and grow big!



different types of web hosting…


shared hosting

This is generally the cheapest and most basic form of hosting, where websites share space with other websites on the same server. Each website will have access to limited resources from the server as defined by their hosting plan/agreement.


vps (virtual private server) hosting

In layman’s terms, a server is a powerful computer that stores all of the data and files that make up your website. When someone types your domain name into their web browser, that powerful computer “serves up” your website to the viewers screen.

Now for the virtual aspect: VPS uses virtualisation technology to split that one powerful server we just talked about into multiple virtual servers. Think of it this way: it’s one piece of physical hardware that functions like several separate servers.

what does luketom hosting include?


Luketom ltd, offer a comprehensive range of fully managed web hosting packages for our clients. A typical website hosting package will include an SSL certificate and our maintenance and backup routines. All packages are scalable depending on the size of your website and requirements, start small, grow big!


Our web hosting includes the following benefits:

  • Updates to WordPress core and plugins (when required)
  • Hourly file backups
  • Hourly archiving of your files and database
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Enhanced DNS via Cloudflare to protect the IP address of the server, mitigate against DoS attacks and provide local caching
  • Our top tier packages include an annual allowance of time to be used to edit, or amend your site without any additional cost
  • Free email accounts up-to 1GB storage (device set-up not included)
  • On-going phone and email support and advice available on top tier packages


It’s essential to choose hosting that best suits your business. If you are interested in our web hosting services click the button below, or simply get in touch.

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