What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting allows individuals and organisations to store a website or web page on the Internet.
A web host, or web hosting service provider, provides the services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed on the Internet.
Websites are hosted on special computers called servers.
To view your website an internet user can type your website address or domain into their browser. Their computer then connects to your server delivering your webpages to them through the browser.
Hyper Text Protocol
To do this web servers follow a network protocol known as hyper text protocol (Http). You can see this when you look at the web address in your browser:
Hosting service providers uses web servers to host multiple websites.
In order to host a website with a web hosting provider you will need a domain. If you do not have a domain, the hosting companies will help you purchase one.
How Web Hosting Can Effect Your Business
Below is a very cool infographic that I came across a while back on the role of web hosting to business.
Not sure who created this, so if anyone has any ideas please let me know in the comments section below. I sourced it from visual.ly.
In short, the hosting service you have can provide global exposure to your product, service, brand and business.
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