The Basics Of Web Hosting For Beginners

If you’re a bit of a novice when it comes to ‘that internet thing’ don’t worry we’ve got you covered. We’re going to keep it simple, so check out our guide to web hosting for beginners, below.

What Is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is a type of service which allows individuals or companies to make their websites public and accessible on the internet. It has to be stored on a web server.

Who Is A Web Host?

A web host is a person or company who owns the server and provides services for your website to be viewed across the internet.

What Is A Web Server?

The web server is the software or hardware where the pages of your site are stored. A server process and responds to incoming requests for your site.

What Services Are Given By Web Hosting Companies?

Web hosting companies offer space on their server where your website can be stored usually for a price. They may also offer domain registration and website builder tools. Famous examples of hosting companies are ‘1&1’ and ‘GoDaddy’

What Are The Basic Features Of a Web Hosting Plan?

Bandwidth – Determines the speed of your website. It is the amount of data that can be transferred over a period of time.
Programming Services – Tools which enable you to more easily create website pages.
Uptime – The time during which a server is in operation.
Customer Service – Personal help via phone or email with technical issues or queries.
Disk Space – Measured in megabytes. This is the amount of storage you have for the features of your site.

What Are The Types Of Web Server Hosting?

Shared Server Hosting – A single web server which serves pages from multiple sites with different domains.
Cloud Server Hosting – The resources for your website are spread across more than one web server. This is pulled by ‘the cloud’ as and when.
Dedicated Server Hosting – A client leases or owns a dedicated server which is not shared by anyone else.

Did this help?

We know how overwhelming it can be when taking your first steps into the big web. We hope our simplified guide helped, please let us know in the comments section which parts you found most useful.

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