What is Web Site..?
Before defining web hosting, let’s see what is website. A website is collection of interlinked web pages which are allow to access to public and listed under the same domain name. A website and domain name are not same, so it’s essential to know and understand the difference between them. And also, everyone can access to those sites.
The owner of a website can be a person, a company, a group, or governmental organization. And those sites provide many functions to the user.
The parts of a website
A website made-up from three main things.
- Domain name
- Site files
- Web hosting servers.
We have to publish a website on the internet and store the data related to our website on a computer connected to the internet.
This is 24 hours of 356 days on an Internet-connected computer. This computer is called a web server.
And what the web hosting provider does is allow us to charge with their servers for a fee.
Types of web Hosting
It is important that you know the five primary types of web hosting. They are,
- Shared hosting
- Dedicated hosting
- VPS hosting
- Cloud hosting
- Collocated hosting
- Personal hosting
How a Web Hosting Works
We store data related to our website on the host we have received from the web hosting provider.
Then when a person requests to access the site by the address of the website, our hosting will provide the necessary data files.
How to Get a Web Hosting
There are thousands of web hosting providers on the Internet. If you want to get a hosting, you just have to go to a web hosting provider’s website and select the type of hosting you need and the packages you need to pay for it.
The Disk space, also known as storage space or web space, generally refers to the amount of space on a web server that is given to website owners by the web hosting companies. It is the total quantity of all text files, images, scripts, databases, emails and whatever files related to your website.
Bandwidth is measured as the amount of data that can be transferred from one point to another within a network in a specific amount of time. Typically, bandwidth is expressed as a bitrate and measured in bits per second (bps).
- K = kilo = 1,000 bits
- M = mega = 1,000 kilo = 1,000,000 bits
- G = giga = 1,000 mega = 1,000,000,000 bits
- T = tera = 1,000 giga = 1,000,000,000,000 bits