Hosting has become the area of cardinal importance. Now days it has even become impossible to leave it aside. Now let us start from the very beginning or the incipient stage of knowing what hosting means.
Hosting in regard to web means that we are providing the user with the space for storage and the access of the website. Through web hosting we are making a website accessible to the whole world.
When we make a website it is composed of text, images, videos and audios. The user or the person at the other side cannot get access to your website if it is not present on the internet. So to put our website on the internet, we have to store it into web server. What we have to do over here is that we have to first buy the storage for our web pages and then put our pages in the web server. We can now say that our website has become hosted there in the web server and people can get access to our website.
Now let us go into more depth and understand what these web servers are. Web server is hardware or in general terms a Computer where our pages get loaded. It also acts as a host. It serves the substance of your website to the internet users.
A very high degree of specifications are required for a computer to be a server. It also gets connected to the internet through powerful links thus making it really behemoth in nature. Many companies have their own servers, which provide the storage space for rent.
Now let us move on to the application hosting. Here in this hosting the user sitting at a remote distance can make use of the server at another remote side and load his application at that very server. Here we can say that the user is running the software applications on the web.
For the whole phenomemon mentioned above there are many requirements which are taken into consideration. This include the availability of the data center where our data in the form of application will we stored. Here the user will control his software through the server where the software has been embedded.