five years ago, roughly half the history of the World Wide Web, a website
required an expensive server and the high-priced staff to man it.
These days hosting
is little more than a commodity and the least important aspect of having
a website. You simply "rent" a small aount of space on a computer/server
in a wharehouse full of literally thousands of computers. Cost is based
on amount of total file space you require plus the amount of transfer
rate that comes from visitors visiting your site. Each visitor downloads
a copy of your website one page at a time. A higher cost for hosting
is justified when there is a large amount of traffic coming to your
site because of popularity or a marketing campaign though it is still
cheap. Expect to pay just $25 to $50 per month for a typical family
We discount hosting
costs for all Gossamer Webs clients.