Knowing what to look for when buying a computer can be confusing. In this section of my site I try to make it a little easier by offering a few suggestions.
A Desktop or Laptop?
If you want to save space, you may consider purchasing a laptop. Over the years, laptops have pretty much caught up with desktops in terms of features and performance, coming with several USB ports and Firewire for attaching external devices, dual core processors and large hard drives just to name a few. There are also cheaper notebooks for basic tasks. See the page on laptops. However, should you decide on a PC, keep reading below.
A website consists of files (like index.html, index.php, images, .css files, etc.) and in many cases a database. When you have a website, you need it to be accessible 24/7 so that your visitors can browse it.
Hosting is the space on a server where your website's files and database are located and accessed by your visitors and search engine bots.
or a site visitor to be able to see a site, they need to know the Internet address where the server that has the site files is hosted. This address is called an Internet Protocol address or an IP Address. IP addresses look like this: