What is Web Hosting?

You need Web hosting to be able to have your content online

In this video Chris is talking about Web Hosting

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When you have a website, you want to share your content like pictures, videos and text with the world. For this to happen you must have a web hosting company use their computer servers to store the information from your website, so when someone visits your website, the servers give that information to them.

I like to use the analogy of a restaurant.

You go to your favorite Colorado eatery and you order food from a server. That server goes to the kitchen and get your food, then returns with your order.

Web hosting is the same thing.

You visit a website like this one, Colorado Web Impressions. My content is on the servers at Springs Hosting, (the best web host in Colorado)

So when you landed on this website, your computer requested my website’s information like text, pictures and videos. 

Springs Hosting, the web hosting company I trust and use, accessed my web servers and gave you what you were looking for.

Without web hosting you don’t have a website! Plain and simple.

So when your looking for a quality web host, be cautious of fake reviews. MANY, and I mean MANY web hosting companies offer up to $100 for every person you can sign up for their web hosting. So watch out again for fake web hosting and also free web hosting. Web hosting companies like Wix, Godaddy, Squarespace, and many others are very limited in what you can do. Some have limitations on how many visitors you can have, how you can design your website, and how fast your website loads. Be careful!

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is a service that any individual or organization can get to post their website or webpage on the internet. When any internet users want to visit your site he just needs to type the address of your website into his browser. His computer will automatically be connected to the server. The server will deliver your webpage to that user through the browser. Many web hosting service provider organizations are working to allow you to avail of this service. These organizations are providing the technologies that are required to online the services of your website or a webpage. Hosted websites are stored on special computers which are known as servers.

What Website Hosting do?

Website hosting is a necessity of every website. It is a physical location of the content of your website on the internet. Website hosting is an online storage that is comprising the data of your website. This data includes videos, audios, images, text documents, etc. (Entire content of your website).

Who is providing the service of web hosting?

 Website hosting service providers are providing the services of website hosting. These organizations are maintaining the server space for you, where the data of your site will reside. These organizations are going to work for you and will charge a fixed cost on a monthly basis. The cost that you are going to pay will depend on the space that you are going to allot for your website or on the amount of data that is being transferred or the bandwidth that is required for you to access the server.

For example, if you own a website where that have a great interaction with customers. It means you are going to access the server more frequently. And in this kind of situation you have to get more space than any other is just having readable content on the website. More content on the site means more amount of disk space is required.

Basic Features of the plan of web hosting

Following are some basic features of web hosting:

  • Disk Space
  • Bandwidth
  • File Transfer Protocol Access

Disk Space

A web hosting account will offer you a certain amount of disk space on the server that can be used to store the data of your website. It is important for you to estimate the amount of space that is required for you on the server before dealing with any organization. By estimating the usage of your site, you will be able to get an idea about the fact that how much space is required.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is the amount of data that is being transferred at a time. Bandwidth is an important feature to speed up the reach of the user to your site. Less bandwidth means that loading of your website will take more time.

File Transfer Protocol Access

After creating a webpage, the next step is to transfer the files of your webpage to your web server. You can transfer these files to the web server by using a file transfer protocol commonly known as FTP.

FTP also helps in the process of downloading the files onto your computer.

Web hosting is an important service that is going to make your website to be viewed by the users through the internet.

  

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