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How would you explain "What Is Web Hosting" ?


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Web Hosting = Having your site live on the Internet. Every site need to be "Hosted" on a server, the most common way of doing this, is to use a web hosting company, that manages their servers, to make sure that your web site is online 24/7


A bit basic, but to the point?

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(line 1)Try to imagine the web host as the building where you will have your internet company and here in this building, just as in a physical company/business/store you rent space for your products and all the equipment to make your business grow.

(line2) This building is the server, now you do need an address or at the very least a street name for your business.

(line3) That's what your url is, a physical address for your web site so that it can be found on the map (search) of the net.

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Imagine a hotel, with many rooms. Hosting a website is like renting a room - the contents of the room (you) are the important thing, but you do need somewhere to stay. In the same way, the content on your website is the main thing, but you need someplace to put it so people can find it. The way people find you in a hotel is by your room number; the way they find you on the internet is your address. Both just point to the room.

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  • 3 weeks later...

If a prospective client is asking what web hosting. Firstly they probably wont want it once you explain to them what it is, and secondly they are highly likely to be taking up so much of your time with support requests that the prices you are charging may not be enough to cover this additional support which is essentially teaching the client.


That said, If anybody was to ask me what is web hosting. the answer is very simple.


"Web hosting is a service offered by a company which will allow you to put up a website which is viewable by anybody with an internet connection.


There are other services that may go hand in hand with web hosting such as website design and web application development."

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"A Web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their own Web site 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. 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 colocation."


That's the definition in our knowledgebase.

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