What Is Real Estate Website Hosting

USING A FLYER TO EXPLAIN HOSTING

Hosting flyer analogy

We have all created a real estate flyer.  You start with a blank template, on Publisher, Canva, or Indesign (for you pros).

We will get back to that blank template in a second.

Once you have put the pictures of listing, some text, your image and contact information and printed it onto a piece of paper you have your self a flyer.  Or for the sake of this analogy, a website.

In order for people to be able to see that flyer we need to put it/store it somewhere.  Like in a flyer box on a for sale sign, or a flyer holder in your clients house.

Those flyer holders are like website hosting.  They give the flyer somewhere to “live” that allows people to find them and view them.

In the same way that your flyers need a place to live… your website also needs a place to live.  Website Hosting.

What we are really doing is renting a space on a cloud based server.

If you are working with a proprietary website company like Wix or WordPress.com then part of the service includes web hosting.  You only need to worry about getting web hosting set up if you are running a self-hosted CMS.

BUILDING A REAL ESTATE WEBSITE

THERE ARE SOME BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS THAT EVERY SITE NEEDS