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What IS webhosting and why do I need it?

Raleigh Web Design

Raleigh Web Design by Lizardwebs

A lot of people ask this question when we talk to them about websites.The easiest way to look at it is that it’s like gas to a car. You can have the fanciest, biggest car at your disposal, but unless you’ve got gas to put in it, you’re not going anywhere. You can have the fanciest, biggest, and best website around, but unless people can get those files from your webhosting server, IT’S not going anywhere.


When you have a site ready to be presented to the Internet at large, the files must reside somewhere out on the internet for visitors to find them – and that is what a webserver does. This includes all the images, text, PDF attachments, databases if used and more. For most companies, running a full blown web server to handle these webpages and “serve” them is far too large and expensive a project. One introduces the threat of hacking, computer security risks, constant maintenance of the equipment, operating system patches, network and bandwidth capacity, setting up the web server and email servers, and the like. It’s a pretty daunting task – but nonetheless, to show your site to the world, the pages have to be housed somewhere. And that’s where Lizardwebs webhosting comes in.

Lizardwebs provides Raleigh webhosting for almost any need. We provide hybrid webhosting for both Apache and IIS webhosts that will run standard HTML, PHP, .NET, Classic ASP, as well as PERL scripts. Raleigh Webhosting is provided on a yearly basis and includes the web server setup, email setup and ftp if desired AT NO ADDITIONAL COST. Most people don’t want to worry too much about the little details, so the only thing you really are going to need to know is how to put up your files to your new Raleigh webhosting server, get to your site via a web browser and/or collect your email.

Lizardwebs provides Raleigh WordPress webhosting. Most of our websites are WordPress these days, so we’ve become pretty efficient with WordPress webhosting. We can also provide webhosting for other Content Mangement System (CMS) setups including Joomla, DotNetNuke and others.

Domain names

Included in our hosting is your domain name registration.If you already have a domain name, great, we can just move it to our hosting servers. If you don’t though, Lizardwebs will handle all the details of getting your domain name registered and setup to work with your new web server. It is important to pick a good domain name. Keep it short, keep it to the point and make it easy to type. Lizardwebs can assist you in selecting the right domain name.

Services Included


  • Basic web server hosting – $140/annual
  • Email Server and Setup – 1 simple email address is free. More than 1 account – $3/mo/per
  • FTP Access to your site
  • Web site statistics

Optional (may cost extra)

  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Database connections (mySQL,Access,SQL Server)
  • SSL Certificates
  • Shopping Cart
  • Password protected directories