What Is Web Hosting?
Website hosting is a vital service. functioning as the actual server or computer where your website is installed and connected to the web via high speed internet. Web Hosting allows you to manage your website and emails via the internet.
Besides hosting your website, most web hosting companies offer other services such as domains (a website address that ends in a .com, or .net for example), as well as email, enabling you to send emails from your own domain.
Web Hosting Services Overview
There are a couple of different types of web hosting. The most common one is called as shared hosting; most websites are hosted this way. With shared web hosting, multiple websites share the resources of a single web server, making the most the most cost effective option for most websites.
Another popular type of web hosting is called cloud hosting, also known as cloud computing, where a network of computers across the internet serve websites with on-demand computer system resources, including data storage and computing power. Larger cloud servers usually have functions distributed over multiple locations, each of which is a data center. This is also known as a Content Delivery Network or CDN, and most web hosting companies use these in combination with the actual web server where a website is hosted, allowing a website to load faster for the end user site visitor. Our hosting partners use cloud servr CDNs for this very reason.
Other services typically provided by web hosting companies include domain hosting, registration services, and email servers. Most web hosting companies offer domains for $10 to $15 per year, which is included with most hosting packages as well as free email hosting services.
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