What Is Website Hosting
What is Website Hosting
Welcome to this post about hosting, what is web hosting and how does it work, do I need it?
Website hosting is provided by a web hosting service provider. They provide a service that allows individuals and businesses to post web pages to the internet. These hosting providers provide the servers and technologies to view websites on the internet.
A web hosting company will offer clients access to a server that will provide the clients’ contents to individuals on the World Wide Web. For this to happen you also need to purchase a domain name or URL. URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. That is quite a mouthful to say, so everyone calls it URL, it’s much easier!
The domain name or URL is basically the website address. So this site for instance, is http://websitedesignanddevelopment.net. That is my domain name or URL, it is the address of this website. It’s the virtual equivalent of a street address if you like.
Web sites are pages that are stored on a computer called a server. The server is a part of a network of computers on the internet or World Wide Web that allows users of the internet to reach your site anywhere in the world at anytime. The internet is open 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
For those of you that want a bit more of a technical explanation, host computers are configured so that when your URL or domain name is typed in, the address will use a pointer routine (so it will look for the address from terminal to terminal), until it reaches the computer that hosts your website. Then, if all is okay, your web site should display itself on the users screen.
Usually, hosting companies require that you buy your URL or domain name first before you purchase hosting services, however, most hosting companies have a package that will allow you to buy the domain name and hosting at the same time.
What is web hosting in a nutshell…..
All web pages and web page content are stored and are downloaded from a source called the web server. All these need to be stored in a server so that a visit to your website is possible. Therefore, if you would want to manage a website, you need to host it on a web sever. Once your website is hosted, people from any points of the world can have access to your pages.
Here at CW Marketing we offer powerful, fast, reliable, web hosting right here from the UK, that is ideal for small businesses. You can get all sorts of web hosting, some hosting is ideal for the individual, some are ideal for large organisations, and like our hosting some are ideal for small businesses.
To discuss your website hosting needs, please contact us on 01775 518004 or fill out the form here and we will be in touch. If you currently have a website hosted, you can move websites to and from different web host providers, so if you would like us to quote for the hosting of your site, contact us and we can quote for your needs. Migrating your site across to our servers, is usually a free service we offer clients, however, we will confirm that when we give you a quotation as it does depend on your site, where it is currently hosted and how it is put together, but as of yet all clients sites have been migrated across to our servers free of charge.
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