What is Website Hosting?
gives you the ability to own a piece of the internet. With your
internet site, you can share ideas, information, exchange mail, and sell
products or services, all within the confines of an internet business
Web hosting is a computer
which is attached to the internet "backbone" which can communicate to
other users through the internet environment.
Can you have your website
hosted on your own computer at your home or business? Yes, of
course you can. But many small business would find the cost of
setting up an internet server, and the time and effort to maintain it
and keep it virus-free to be cost-prohibitive.
So website hosting
companies have devised a way where many customers can "share" an
internet computer with other businesses, and call it "shared hosting".
It is similar to leasing an apartment. For a monthly fee, you can
use your piece of the "internet computer" to share information, exchange
e-mails, and even sell products.
When you rent an
apartment, your have bedrooms, bathrooms, and square feet.
Translating this into hosting, you have disk space, e-mail accounts, and
data transfer amounts. The disk space is the amount of room your
website will take up in storage. The more pages and pictures you
have, the more room it will use. Data transfer amounts is
dependent on the number of visitors that come to your website. If
you have many visitors who look at several pages, every picture and
piece of information must be transferred to their computer. Some
hosting companies charge an additional amount for data transfer, while
others factor it into their monthly fees as a flat amount.
The more disk space, data
transfer amount, and e-mail accounts you use, the higher your "rent"
These are the basics of
website hosting. Sounds simple, right? Here's what you can
depend on from your hosting company:
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