Web hosting is a service that enables companies and individuals to post websites or web pages to the internet. Web host, or hosting web service provider, is a business that provides the technology and services needed for websites or web pages to be seen on the internet. The website is organized or stored, on a special computer called the server.
When internet consumers desire to see your website, what they require to do is write the domain or address of your website into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpage will be sent to them through the browser. Most hosting companies require that you have your domain to host with them. If you don't have a domain, the network hosting company will help you buy one.
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Type Web Hosting:
As technology has developed various types of web hosting has emerged to meet the various needs of websites and customers:
Shared Web Hosting:
Web hosting parts are the most common type of web hosting, and also the easiest to start. Shared hosting is a service where one server is shared between several consumers.
Cloud hosting is basically a halfway meeting place between shared hosting and special hosting but has some pretty cool advantages too. The cloud server still shares physical server hardware with other cloud servers, but with special virtualization technology partitions or physical hardware so that each cloud server has special resources.
Specialized Dedication Hosting:
Just as it sounds, you get your own server and all the resources, dedicated to you for you to use and no one else. The difference between staying in the apartment building and sharing the building with other people, compared to staying in your own home.