Personal Web Hosting
Hosting website means making website available to everyone worldwide. Whenever you develop website, this is composed of web page having videos, images and text to see. So people can see website, when this is available on.
To make website available on Internet, you have to store web pages on computer called web server. When you purchase space on web server and to store web pages there on web server, website will be considered as hosted and website can be seen to anyone.
What is Web Server?
Web server is that computer on which web pages of websites get stored. Servers deliver content of websites to get available to see to the users through Internet. Computer which acts like a server has high specifications. This is connected to the Internet using powerful link.
Hosting companies have their own web servers on which they rent out space so that a website may get hosted and make accessible to the public.
Who is Web Host?
A company or a person who have server and can rent out web space for websites is called Web Host. Some of the web hosts do not own web server but they rent a web server from large web hosting companies and then further resells space under their own brand.
This process is called reseller web hosting services and these web hosts are called web resellers. Large hosting companies have their own datacenter where they can host number of million websites. Datacenters have number of servers connected to Internet with fast connections, high security and backup services.
Web hosts not only provide web space but there are many other services which are related to web hosting and this called web service providers.
Features of Personal Web Hosting
Space on disk means amount of storage space which is provided to you by hosting service provider. You require disk space to store web files composed of audio, video, images and text text, this disk space is measured in MBs and reputed web hosting companies provide different packages with differing amounts of spaces to cater the need of sizes of websites.
Bandwidth of website means an amount of data which a website easily transfers over period of time. This determines speed of website. More the bandwidth means more speed. Less bandwidth, means your website will take time to load. Some of the hosting providers provide unlimited amount of bandwidth whereas others have different amount based on amount of bandwidth you use. If website is having heavier pages like those have lots of videos, images etc. then you need higher amount of storage along with more bandwidth.
Uptime means percentage of time which a web hosting server stays up 99.99% uptime, this means that if unfortunately website go down then it will be only for about 8 hours/year where 98% uptime means your website may getdown for around 7.3 days/year.
Website hosting packages let you to create web pages using programming languages including ASP, PHP, HTML and as well as databases. Best offers are given to those who provide mysql database and PHP language.