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You've come here to learn the all the cool <html> tags to develop your web site. Having someone make a web site for you would probably cost well over $1,000, which is why it's so great to be able to learn web design online for free.
Having a web site you design yourself is better than having no web site at all, even if you're not a perfect designer on day 1. And with some practice, you can certainly become a very good designer.
You're probably thinking, well, I came here to learn HTML, what's all this host stuff have to do with it? What is a host? Why do I need one? When you visit davesite.com, you're not visiting my home computer. Your web browser is grabbing a web site from a computer in a data center. Web sites are not run from personal computers, I think that's a common mistake people make in their minds.
Yeah, big web sites like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, they're run on huge, expensive computers, thousands upon thousands of computers. davesite.com is run from a web server that costs me just $8.95 a month. How cool is that?
So how does that work? I hire a company called a web host. They purchase the computers, install them at their computer server center for you, and take care of all the geek stuff required to keep your web site up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They're professionals at it, web hosting is their job. You just pay them a few dollars a month. There are even some companies like RackSpace cloud computing that allow you to host and store all of your important business files and information via "cloud" based servers so that you'll always have a backup copy available.
Check out the features of the three hosts I partner with below.