Hosting Services

What is Web Hosting Service?

Web Hosting Services enable individuals or organizations to make their website to be accessible in the Internet. Web Hosting Service Providers supply space to consumers and also provides Internet connection. Its services ranges from the most simple web page up to small-scale file hosting wherein data can be uploaded by virtue of the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or via a Web Interface. In most cases, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide Web Hosting free of charge for their consumers but there are also other alternative forms of web hosting available today.

What are the Types of Web Hosting Service?

Dedicated Web Hosting

This  allows a user to  lease the whole data space and  all its resource space for hosting  one or more websites. This type of hosting is recommended for  high-traffic websites or enterprises with complex web based applications, not to mention websites using high levels of uptime and total hosting environment administration.

Shared Web Hosting
This is the most prevalent form of web hosting service. This type of hosting allows multiple consumers to use the space of a single server and all its specifications (i.e. memory, data capacity, operating systems, bandwidth, etc.) The Web Hosting Service provider administers the server to ensure uptime, keep hardware up to date as well as updating software. Shared hosting costs depends on the number of clients being hosted on a server.

Virtual Private Server Hosting (VPS)

A (VPS) possesses the specifications of a dedicated server for multiple web hosting clients by virtue of “virtual computers”. In a Virtual Private Server clients still share system resources like storage facilities and memory with other consumers but the resources are provided  in a method wherein the clients are oblivious if th system has anyone else on it, as in a dedicated server. Each hosting consumer is only given the use of an allocated percentage, that is to say that resources allocated a user is always available for that user.

Co-location Hosting

This type of hosting basically allows consumers to supply their own hardware and connect it to the data center provided by the webhost. The client custom builds the server and place it in the data center of a provider. The web host connects the server to its data center allowing access to its network and infrastructure. The Web Host provides network infrastructure and the data center while clients can manage the server usually by remote access.

Free Hosting

Free web hosting is offered by various companies in the Net. However, services are limited and wracked with advertisement-supported web hosting. There is also a high number of  banners and popups as well as limited space. Free Hosting Providers generally have premium packages for paying customers eager for faster and reliable web hosting.

Reseller Hosting

Clients enter into a contract with a web hosting service provider to market their space under the brand of the web host. Reseller agreements are usually on a per signup basis, where a client sells one of any number of hosting packages and pays a percentage of the fees to the web hosting provider.

What Terms Should I be Familiar With in Web Hosting?

Data Center – is an installation for housing computer systems and its related components, such as telecommunications equipment and storage systems. It is also called a server farm.

Internet Service Provider (ISP) – is a company that provides consumers with access to the Internet. The ISP allows its  customers to connect to the Internet by using data transmission technology for delivering Infernet Protocol data (i.e. dial-up , DSL, or wireless media).

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) – is the standard network protocol used in exchanging or manipulate files over the Internet.

Web Page – is a document or information resource that is compatible for the Internet and is accessible via a web browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.

Web Site – is a collection of several related web pages, videos, images  or other digital assets that are addressed with a common domain name or IP Address in an Internet Protocol Network. Web sites are hosted by one or more servers by a Web Hosting Service Provider.

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