Sharon R Chen
As we know that there are more and more hosting companies on the market now, and in my previous articles I have talked about how to pick a good hosting company, how to choose the most suitable hosting service for you and many others. However, perhaps some people are still unfamiliar with web hosting. So, what is web hosting?
According to Wikipedia, A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own or lease for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be located in their data center, called collocation or Housing as it is commonly called in Latin America or France.
There are many types of web hosting. Before deciding which type you choose, you should first know the features of different hosting types. Most packages come with certain capabilities for users. Examples are scripts that allow interactive functions, forms, bulletin boards, guest books, etc. For professional purposes there are also Web hosting services that offer commercial packages that bundle business tools, like point of sales packages and credit card processing. Prices for Web hosting vary from free to hundreds of dollars a year, depending on your needs. Web hosting for personal websites that don’t require any special tools and have low traffic (not a high number of viewings) can be found easily for free.
Many web hosts offer free web hosting services if the company is allowed to place advertising on it or charge a small fee to keep it clear of outside sponsors. If you are looking to host with a provider that does not display any ads you may want to consider reading our web hosting reviews to find the perfect fit for your needs.
After reading this article I think you can have a general impression of web hosting.
About the Author
Hostingbay.com.au is a division of Hitech United Australia Pty Ltd. It is a registered company incorporating in Melbourne and offers low cost web hosting services, domain registrations and web site development.
Author: Sharon R Chen
Sharon R Chen is working in this company and she knows well about web hosting services. She now spends her time in writing articles about this aspect. Sharon R Chen can be contacted via her LinkedIn account.