What is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or web page to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your web pages will be delivered to them through the browser.

Types of Web Hosting Services

There are various types of web hosting services available to host your website. Before signing up for web hosting services, it is important to understand what kind of service your website needs, the kind of server you or your business needs, your budget, and what type of services the web host offers.

Hosting options available are

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Website Builders

is a type of hosting service that caters to beginners who need to host a website, but lack the technical skills and knowledge to build one.

Dedicated Hosting

you have the entire web server to yourself. This allows for faster performance, as you have all the server’s resources entirely, without sharing with other website owners.

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VPS Hosting

offers total and complete freedom. Free to manage your server as you like, you have access to everything and you can install all the software you need.

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Shared Hosting

At a shared hosting environment, your and other website owners shared one server. This includes sharing the physical server and the software applications within the server.

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Features of a Hosting Plan

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Disk Space

All hosting accounts offer a certain amount of disk space that you can use to store your web files. It is recommended that you have some sort of estimates on what you need for various tasks.

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Email Accounts

Email accounts are a common feature of hosting, especially if you are hosting a domain. There are three main types of email accounts: POP3, forwarding, and aliases.

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FTP Access

After you have created your web pages on your computer, you need to transfer those files to your web server. The files are transferred to the server by use of FTP.

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