What is web hosting? How does it work?
Having your own website has become common these days. Keeping a website active is not in everyone’s capacity, for this it is very important to have proper knowledge.
There are many things to keep in mind for creating a website, like domain name and hosting are very important for your website, only through this the website can get recognition.
But those who are new to the world of blogging do not know much about the meaning of hosting, so they choose the wrong hosting after knowing their needs, due to which they face many problems later on.
So today in this article, we are giving you information about the meaning of hosting and what are its types so that you can choose the right hosting for your website.
Are you into web hosting?
Web hosting provides a service that gives space to all websites on the Internet. Because of this, the website of any person or organization can be accessed through the Internet worldwide. It stores your website files, images, videos, etc. in a dedicated storage.
We call this storage web server. This web server is always connected to the internet. Web hosting services are provided by many companies like Go Daddy, Hostgator, Bluehot etc. And we also call these sites web hosts.
Just like paying rent to live in a stranger’s house, in web hosting we pay rent to store our website on other high-powered computers (web servers).
How does web hosting work?
When we make a website, then we want to share our knowledge and information with people, then we have to first upload our files to web hosting.
After doing this, when an internet user goes to his web browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera) and types for example www..com or your domain name.
Then the Internet connects your domain name to the web, through which all the information of the website reaches the user’s computer, then from there the user can view the webpage according to his needs and gain knowledge.
Domain Name System is used to add domain name to hosting. This tells the domain on which web server your website is hosted. This is done because the domain name system of each server is different.
Which company to buy hosting from?
You will have many options to buy web hosting, but you have to decide which company will be right for your needs. It is very important to have some information before purchasing hosting.
Disk space is the storage capacity of your hosting. Just like your computer has 500 GB and 1 terabyte of space, hosting also has storage capacity. Whenever possible, purchase hosting with unlimited disk space. When you purchase hosting with unlimited disk space, you will never be in danger of filling up your disk.
How much data can be accessed by your website in one second, we call it bandwidth. When someone visits your website, your server uses some data to share information.
If your bandwidth is low and more visitors are accessing your website, then there is a risk of your website going down. For this reason, it is suitable for hosting data if there is a lot of bandwidth.
The time your website stays online or active is called uptime. Sometimes your website may be down or not open due to some issues. We call it downtime. Nowadays every hosting company guarantees 99.99 percent uptime.
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