Hosting: What is Web Hosting?
In order for people to view
your web pages, the files that comprise those web pages must
be stored on a server. Without storing your files on a server,
it would not be possible to place your website on the
A web hosting provider is the
person or company that owns, runs, or manages the server and
provides those who need it with web hosting.
If you desire and if you have
the necessary knowledge, you can purchase your own server and
host your own site, but this is not a good option because of
the high costs and the large volumes of very necessary
technical knowledge that you will need in order to run your
site completely on your own.
This is where a web hosting
provider comes in. A web hosting provider has the technical
knowledge and the servers necessary to host your site.
Professional and dependable web hosting is very affordable for
anyone. For less than US$10/month and even as little as
US$3/month, you can rent the space in a web server and get
your site online with no hassles. Some web hosts will also
provide you with a free domain name with your web hosting
purchase depending on the hosting package you choose.