| A site hosting is a service that enables you to upload and
store a site's HTML documents and their relative files on a web
server.This allows the files to make it available on the World
Wide Web and hence permits the public to view them. This welfare
service provided to public is called web hosting.
Web hosting often closely associated with domain names. The
World Wide Web is a massive collection of web sites. All the
sites are hosted on computers called web servers all over the
world.The web because of its uniquely global nature, a web site
is accessible twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. One
can pay to have a 24/7 dedicated Internet connection to an
in-house webserver. Many people decides to host their sites with
a web hosting provider. Web hosting clients simply upload their
web sites to a shared or dedicated webserver, which ISP
maintains to ensure a constant, fast connection to the Internet.
A server is a special computer where web sites are hosted, and
stored. A computer that stores Web documents and makes them
available to the rest of the world.The complicated web of
servers consists of computer systems installed with Web-server
software and connected to the Internet. In any facility with
Internet connectivity, these servers can be found.The process of
operating and maintaining one of these servers is called Web
Typically companies are WPPs with one or more data-center
facilities that are connected to the Internet. With respect to
service quality and cost web hosting provided by WPPs can vary
widely. Many providers consist simply of a room in the basement
of a house and a tier-1 (T1) line connected to the local ISP.
However, others are corporations with state-of-the-art hosting
centers comprising of redundant electrical power sources, a dry
pipe-fire suppression system, an experienced operations group,
available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and
redundant fiber paths for high-speed Internet connections.
Types of Web Hosting services are available in all sizes and
shapes. It is useful to break down all services into several
"classes" in order to understand the most fundamental
differences in pricing and functionality. Each "class" speaks
the needs of a particular type of customer.
Shared Hosting is the most basic and important of all services.
The hosting service providers put several web sites on a single
Dedicated hosting permits a webmaster to rent an entire server.
This server is not shared with anybody. This is more flexible
than shared hosting (see below), because the webmasters have
full control over the server, including choice of operating
system, hardware, etc.
Managed hosting is an expanded dedicated hosting service where
the web host will manage your dedicated server for you.
Both shared computer environment or on a dedicated computer
system, web hosting facility could be provided. Shared hosting
service is the best solution when a Web site consists only
standard HTML code and receives a small number of visitors.
Whereas dedicated hosting service is the best solution when a
web site consists of complex common gateway interface (CGI)
scripts and proprietary programs and receives a large number of
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