Hosting Functions for Websites

Now you know the meaning of hosting, but maybe you still want to know more about the importance of hosting for websites. Here are some of them:

1. Saving Website Data

The main function of hosting is as a place to store website files and data, to make it easier for visitors who want to access this data online.

For example, you want to create an online shop website. Well, hosting is used to accommodate details of the products you sell. Starting from the product name, description, stock, images, videos, to the price offered.

If your online shop wants to target a large number of visitors, then you need to use a hosting service that can accommodate this load.

2. Create a High-Performing Website

The next hosting function is to help websites have high performance. Several quality web hosting services usually offer superior features so that the website is always fast and stable.

Tips for choosing web hosting from us, look for a service that uses a sophisticated data center with tier 4 standards. For those who don't know, a data center is a physical location that houses a website server.

So, tier 4 data centers are equipped with the following advanced features:

Multiple Upstream – Allows the server to use multiple networks.
Dedicated Line – Avoid network interference.
Power Outage – Ensures a secure power supply with two power plants.

3. Protect the website from hacker attacks

Furthermore, the function of web hosting is to protect the website from dangerous threats. Because if the hosting is fragile, hackers can easily enter the system and control your website.

In fact, there have been 88 million hacking cases that occurred in Indonesia in the four months of 2020. Several large sites such as the KPU website, DPR RI, Telkomsel, and the Attorney General's Database have also been targets.

Therefore, you choose hosting with advanced security features. For example, Trusted Hoster, a hosting provider with multi-layered security features such as Imunify360.

Imunify360 is a security feature that works like a firewall. It can ward off attacks by hackers, malware, DDoS, and other dangerous viruses before they can attack your website.

4. Create More Professional Emails

Another hosting function is to create emails with your own domain name, such as budi However, you also need to buy a domain to do this.

For those of you who have a business, emails that end with your personal domain name certainly look much more professional. Especially, when compared to free email like Gmail and Yahoo!.

Moreover, having your own email is quite easy. You can check out our guide on how to create a business email in just a few simple steps.

5. Improve website SEO

Lastly, the function of hosting is to improve website SEO. Although not directly, good quality hosting can make a website faster, more stable and safer.

In fact, the things above have been proven to influence website rankings in search results. On the other hand, bad hosting makes Google reluctant to place your website in the top ranking.

For example, the slower the website, the more visitors will leave the website. This is the main cause of high bounce rates which have a negative impact on SEO.