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What is the Web Hosting Service?

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You are well known for the term hosting. Might be possible you are thinking that hosting is something like to host a guest at your home or somewhere else but this time the term hosting provider is different.
When it comes to the online world, you have to be aware of the basics of the internet. You may think about what is the domain, Web Hosting, website, and other things.

Web host definition:

A web host is a hosting platform for your website. To publish your website on the internet you will need to have a web host. Basically, WebHost is a place where you can store all your website pages and link them to the internet with the domain.

And the place where all the files of the website store are called web servers.
In a nutshell, a web host is a company that has many web servers placed on one or more than one server. These different locations are called data centers.
Hope you got the concept now.

For example, A domain name such as “” is basically linked to an Internet Protocol (IP) that points to a specific PC. When somebody opens your domain then the website opens from the web host which is linked from Internet Protocol (IP).


Service Providers:

Usually web hosting is categorized under the following entities

  • Disk Space
  • Monthly Bandwidth
  • System resources

Apart from connecting your website to internet, web host also provides you

  • Software’s
  • Security
  • Support
  • Bandwidth

These are the important factors that really need to make your website efficient and secure. These factors vary depends on your requirement for hosting a website. For example, there exists different web hosting which provides you unlimited bandwidth, disk space and etc. So, it totally depends on your requirement. 

Types of web hosting servers:

When you are about to purchase a web hosting, you will see different types of web hosting like:

  • Shared Hosting
  • Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting
  • Dedicated Server Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting
  • Managed Hosting

What is self hosting

Self-hosting is basically running your website by setting up a network and server by yourself. People who hosted their sites on their own are responsible for the maintenance, uptime, and other factors as well.

In a nutshell, self hosting is also known as “DIY hosting”. There exists a number of websites that provides you self-hosting such as:

  • WordPress
  • Squarespace
  • Wix
what is self hosting


So, coming to the conclusion about what is the web hosting service. If you still didn’t understand the concept then with this example your concept is going to clear now.

Suppose you are about to start a shop inside a big mall. What you will need? You would have a good name for your shop that will be the domain in this case. .

You would need a space where you can display all your items like a shop which will be provided by the mall manager and that will be your hosting service in this case.
You will pay the rent for space you are provided to showcase your items.

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3 Responses

  1. Its simply great, I am very much fond of this kind of valuable knowledge you are sharing eith the rest of the world. Web hosting is the main issue faced during the initial time of blogging. Keep it up.

  2. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been doing a little
    research on this. And he in fact ordered me lunch simply because I
    stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this….

    Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this issue here
    on your website.

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