Web Hosting Basics: Simple and Easy
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The information technology in our society today would not be complete and competent without web hosting or just simply known as hosting. While some people cannot live without web hosting others are still a bit confused about how it works. Making web hosting a piece of cake or just by simply knowing its uses and benefits will be a great help to many people.
Web hosting is a type of Internet hosting service which allows individuals and companies to make their websites accessible to the World Wide Web so that they can advertise their business and share information to Internet users.
Companies that provide web hosting services are known as web hosts. They own a server in which they provide their clients with a space to use on their server. The clients use the space for the website that they put up so that they can be accessible on the Internet. Clients are also given e-mail addresses that are linked to the domain name of web hosts.
Web hosting is the basic fundamental need of a website because it serves as a platform that stores and holds the content of a website.
There are many types of web hosting that a host can provide. The most popular because of its money saving effect is the Free Web Hosting. The client can avail of hosting services free of charge but the client usually carries the host's banner on some part of the website of the client and usually the address assigned to the website is quite long.
Another type is called Shared Web Hosting. This is a certain amount of space allotted to the client and also the use of their own domain name to host a website. This brings a professional look to the website.
Dedicated Server Hosting is another type of hosting wherein the use of a whole machine for web hosting can be rented by the client. This can host multiple websites. In addition the client has the full control of the software installed on the machine.
The Reseller Web Hosting is another type which is pretty common these days. The client now can be a web host using the principle of reselling in which a reseller company can buy goods from another company and then sell the item to customers or other company.
In web hosting it is important to know the requirements of the application to be able to choose the kind of hosting to use. Many hosting providers have Linux based web hosting that offers a wide range of different software options.
Basic knowledge in hosting is important to get started with promoting and hooking the website and have it made accessible to the World Wide Web.
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