Church Web Hosting

What is Church Web Hosting?

 A lot of us are never aware that there is a specialized hosting service called Church Web Hosting. You may start to ask why should there be any specialized hosting for churches. Well, for one, the church has special needs and it needs to serve a lot of specialized services and this is where the Church Web Hosting comes into the picture.

 Church Web Hosting is a hosting service that is similar to a regular hosting service except for a few major exceptions. One major difference between a regular hosting service and a church web hosting service is the profanity filter/block. You see, most church sites encourage their users to post comments and/or prayer requests on their sites. However, most of the churches have become worried and disappointed with the fact that a lot of spammers and hackers have flooded their sites with profanity such as obscene and foul language. This is the reason why church website are provided with a filter that is designed to block profanity into the website.

 Most Church Web Hosting providers do not just simply offer to block profanity and other forms of obscenity language from the website but has included into their package an assurance of helping keep the website clean and free from it. More impressively, these hosting companies to not conform to poor  standards and are quick to delete or block sites that have bad language or sites that promote porn. This are provisions that you cannot find in regular web hosting services.

What are the benefits of Church Web Hosting?

 Specialized hosting services that are tailored to meet the needs of a specific website or group always bring a lot of benefits to their clients. Among the benefits of church web hosting are:

  •  It assures the clients that their website is always in conformity with the moral standards as it blocks profanity and obscenity.
  •  It allows the members of the church to stay in contact with their church and enjoy its basic services, including worship services, even from the comfort of their homes or their workplaces.
  •  It allows the church to publish church media such as sermons, music, videos and other forms of media for the consumption of church members.
  •  Having an online presence helps promote the church and help other members rekindle their ties to the church.

What web hosting companies currently offer Church Web Hosting and how much does it cost?

 A number of web hosting companies are now jumping into the bandwagon and is now offering church web hosting services to their clients. For the purpose of this paper, the writer took the liberty of choosing three of the top hosting companies that offer church web hosting services including the specialized features they offer and its cost. These are:

  •  BlueHost
  •  Price – $3.95 per month
  •  Basic Plan features:
  •  Profanity filter/block
  •  Unlimited bandwidth
  •  Unlimited Domain hosting
  •  Free Domain Name
  •  Hostmonster
  •  Price – $3.95 per month
  •  Basic Plan features:
  •  Profanity filter/block
  •  Unlimited bandwidth
  •  Unlimited Domain hosting
  •  Free Domain Name
  •  iPage
  •  Price – $3.50 per month
  •  Basic Plan features:
  •  Profanity filter/block
  •  Unlimited bandwidth
  •  Unlimited Disk Space
  •  Unlimited Domain hosting
  •  Free Domain Name

Is Church Web Hosting worth the price?

 It is quite clear that the cost of Church Web Hosting is relatively or even significantly higher than those of the regular hosting services. However, considering the peace of mind that the specialized service brings such as the automatic blocking of profanity from entering or being posted into the website makes the price well worth it. It should matter not whether the price is a bit steep when the purity and holiness of the site is always protected and not compromised.

Leave A Response