Introduction In order to understand the host terms properly, it is necessary to get a feel of what happens when someone visits your site. No one will really call. What happens is a consequence of events as follows.
This visitor type in something called a URL. It has three elements. The name of the protocol http. A domain name and the pathe file follows the separetd with a slash. In their browser window. Domain is the address of your website and the file path specifies the exact page the visitor wants to see.
It sends an http request to your web server. Web server is a program that understands the HTTP or the Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
The Http server or web server takes the file path same as you specify a file in your own machine and retrieves the file and sends back the entire file to the requesting browser.
The file has the content that you want the visitor to see and some formatted information in a language called HTML or Hypertext Mark Up Language.
The browser uses the formatting information and displays the content, the text, the image and everything else on the screen.
So when you need to configure a website, you need a web server that can handle http requests and serve the pages files requested. Of course, this web server needs to be connected to the internet so that anyone browsing the web can connect to your site. Hosting providers are those who hire machines that can run a web server specifically for you and provide connections to the network. When choosing a service provider, you must ensure that visitors can find you and download the information they need. You need to understand what these providers offer and it helps if you understand the following good.
Hosting Web Hosting Providing a server and connection to the Internet so that interactions can be done without problems. Service providers hire these facilities a machine, memory, disk space and connection capacity or bandwidth.
Disk space This space defines the size of a website, a domain you can host. If you divide the space available after the average page, you will tell how many pages can be hosted.
Bandwidth There is capacity to serve more and more files pages. Think of a water pipe. The larger the pipe, more water can flow out of the pump station. Higher bandwidth means more files pages can be delivered at the same time. For example, if the bandwidth is 1 GB 1000 MB, the service provider can send out 1000 pages if one page has an average 1 MB size. This means, in turn, that 1,000 visitors can be on your website at the same time.
Shared Hosting When the service provider locates more than one web server package on its server machine, it is shared with host. RAM, Disk Storage, etc. are divided between the servers hosted on a machine. More than one application web server in this case can easily run in a machine under an operating system, this is not much of a problem.
Private Hosting In this scenario you will get your own server located at the web hosting service.
Co Located Hosting Here the server is completely served by you. hardware, software, storage, etc. Except that it is located at the service providers location.
Control Panel This is an interface that allows you to control your web server. You want to add pages, change or delete pages and this interface lets you do it. CPanel is a name that you will encounter frequently. This is an interface that has become popular and many service providers give you this interface after logging in to the service provider page to manage your site.
FTP Access This is a protocol that allows quick access to the service provider server where your web server is located and allows you to load pages on your site. This is the usual way to upload pages and must be available, preferably with 24x7 availability.
Domain Domain Name is your web servers name and address and must be unique. Therefore, there is a central registration authority that maintains a database with already assigned names. But many other agencies interact with this central office and let you register a domain name. Most web hosting companies offer you the opportunity to register a domain name. You can also get domain domains like docs.Google.com or mail.goole.com etc.
Linux web hosting means that the web server for you will run under Linux operating system. Most facilities are similar to Windows hosting. It is actually more flexible and cheaper. Support software should be Linux compatible.
Windows Web Host Here is the host environment Windows operating system. Support software must be Windows compatible.
Website Builders Most websites provide tools that help you build a website quickly based on templates that are intended for builders for the first time. Most service providers will offer such a service.