Everything About Web Hosting

Web Developer Kaustubh
3 min readJan 16, 2020
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What Is The Web Hosting?

The hosting server lets the client host or stores their website, images, and files, etc on the server.

Web hosting is a big computer (aka. server) where people store their websites.

Server contents operating system, RAM, hard disc, processer, etc.

The hosting server free the client form buying, configuring and maintaining, securing a server. This Activity is done by hosting service providers.

Individuals and organizations lease server hosting from web hosting service providers.

The amount of space allocated on a server to a website depends on the type of hosting.

Once your website is made available on the internet, it can be accessed by other computers connected to the internet.

Type Of Hosting Server

A]Shared Hosting:

-The server resource is shared among multiple websites.

-With a shared hosting plan, all domains share the same server resources, such as RAM and CPU.

Real-Life Example:-

-Shared web hosting can be compared to renting a room in a house with other people. You have your own bedroom, but you and your roommates will share resources like water, electricity, and common spaces throughout the house.

B]Dedicated Server:-

-You have a server all for yourself.

You may be able to choose the OS, the amount and type of memory and other hardware elements. This gives you a lot of flexibility

Real-Life Example:-

A dedicated server is like owning a house. If you want to build a fence, plant a tree in the yard, build a patio, or renovate the kitchen, everything is completely up to you.

C]Vartual Private Server:-

VPS hosting is unique because each website is hosted within its own space on the server, though it still shares a physical server with other users

Real-Life Example:-

A virtual private server is like renting an apartment on your own. You won’t be sharing a kitchen, bathroom, living room, or other common spaces with any roommates. This gives you much more freedom and flexibility to do what you want with space.

D]Clould Hosting:-

-Instead of one physical server, your site is part of a whole network of computers from which it can pull all the power it needs dynamically.

-You pay for what you use, and you can always adjust these resources within your admin dashboard.

Feature of hosting server:-

A]Site Builder:-

Website builders are tools that typically allow the construction of websites without manual code editing.

B]SSL Certificate:-

SSL certificate used for authentication and encryption of data over the network.

C]SSH:-

The ssh command provides a secure encrypted connection between two hosts over an insecure network. This connection can also be used for terminal access, file transfers, and for tunneling other applications

D]Traffic:-

Traffic is sometimes called data transfer, or, the volume of data passed between your server and the public web over a certain period.

E]Cloudflare CDN:-

Cloudflare is a content delivery network (CDN). A CDN is a distributed network of servers that provides several advantages like Cached content, High availability, Increased security.

F]Backup:-

Provider daily, monthly, weekly backup.

G]Email:-

It provides the number of email accounts.

H]Webspace:-

It refers to space on the server for deploying website.

I]Sub domains:-

It shows how many subdomains it supports.

J]Bandwidth:-

Bandwidth describes the maximum data transfer rate of a network or Internet connection. It measures how much data can be sent over a specific connection in a given amount of time.

K] cPane:-

cPanel is the web hosting control panel, or software that facilitates the management of a web hosting server.

L]FTP Accounts and SFTP Access

M]Pre-Installed Git

How Do Web Hosting Works

“web hosting” refers to the company that rents out their computer/servers to store your website and provide Internet connectivity so that other users can access the files on your website.

When you decide to start a new website, you need to find a hosting company that provides you with the server space. Your web host stores all your files, assets, and databases on the server. Whenever someone types your domain name into the address bar of their browser, your host transfers all the files necessary to serve the request.

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Web Developer Kaustubh

Sr.Web developer. love to code. PHP , Javascript, Mysql, Laravel, Jquey, git, project planing,Linux