What is Web Hosting?

Web hosting, you would keep wondering, what does it really mean? Well we shall try to put it across in a layman’s language.

But before we start do you know what a domain means? If no, check it out here!

Now back to web hosting!. Let’s assume you live on No. 3 Lincoln drive, Shiropshire.. You certainly dont live in the air!. You must have your own house or a landlord/landlady that you pay rents to in order to have a room/rooms, flat or whole house.

Look upon your address as your domain name where anyone can always come to look for you, and your house as your Hosting account. These are the internet equivalent of the the real world.

Once your domain is set up, it has to be pointed to a space on a server where you can store your blog posts,  emails, databases, etc. So with this simple idea, a web hosting account and domain name are the very first things to be considered in web hosting.

Now that you have our analogy. what is web hosting proper?

Web hosting is a service that allows Businesses, organizations and individuals to post their websites or web pages on the Internet. Now you would remember we mentioned your landlady or landlord? That’s where your web hosting provider comes in!

A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the websites or web pages to be viewed in the Internet. Now the web spaces or facilities that you occupy is where the server comes in.

Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your websites or web pages will be delivered to them through the browser.

Now if you are considering to find a good web host, we would recommend:

  1. Solid Host Global (Our very own)
  2. Siteground
  3. Hostpaddy
  4. Namecheap
  5. Hostgator