What is Web hosting?
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Web hosting in a nutshell
Web hosting is like a bulletin board. There are bulletin boards (the servers) that you can put flyers (Web pages) on. That’s it. That’s really how simple Web hosting is.
Servers are configured so that whenever a person wants to access your website, they are directed to the specific server that your website is on (your Web host) and from there they are directed to the files that make up your website.
Web hosting servers can be provided by companies who specialize in hosting, or individuals can even set them up themselves.
And Web servers, like bulletin boards, can hold more than one flyer from one person. They can hold a lot of Web pages from a lot of different people all on the same server. Servers can also contain just one website (dedicate servers). There are a wide variety of hosting options out there but all hosting plan involve the same elements.
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