What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page(s) onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider like YourPreferredHost, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or web page(s) to be viewed in the Internet. 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 web page(s) will be delivered to them through the browser.
Website hosting is typically measured in the amount of disk space you’re assigned on the server and the amount of data transfer or bandwidth you need for accessing the server. For example, if you have a lot of traffic to your website and it allowed for files to be download, you will access the server frequently and you’ll need more Web hosting transfer space than someone who simply puts readable text on their website. The more content you have on your site (i.e., photos, maps, PDF files, etc.), the more disk space you’ll need for website hosting.