What is web hosting?
Web hosting services provide services that allow individuals and businesses to publish web pages to the Internet. Web hosting service providers sell or are free (with advertising on the web page) and are businesses that provide servers and technology to view websites on the Internet.
Web hosting services are services that customers can utilize after purchasing a monthly dial-up or broadband service that allows them to access the Internet. Web hosting services use a hosting and client architecture to load content onto a server so that web pages and information can be viewed on the Internet in their original HTML format.
The web hosting company will provide the client with access to the server and make the client's content available to individuals on the World Wide Web after the client makes a URL or domain name request. To view web pages on the web, you must have a web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, to request web pages from a server after you purchase Internet access.
Web sites are pages that are stored on a computer called a server. The server is part of a network of computers on the Internet or World Wide Web that allows Internet users to access your Web site from anywhere in the world at any time. The Internet is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, day and night.
The host is configured in such a way that when your URL or domain name is entered, the address will be found using a pointer program (looking for the address from terminal to terminal) until it reaches the computer hosting your site. Then, if everything is in order, your site should be displayed on the user screen.
The hosting company requires you to purchase your URL or domain name before you can purchase hosting services. Most hosting companies have a package that allows you to purchase both a domain name and hosting.