Presentation on theme: "WEB HOSTING. WHAT IS WEB HOSTING? A web host is a company with several computers that are connected to the internet at all times. The computers they have."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT IS WEB HOSTING? A web host is a company with several computers that are connected to the internet at all times. The computers they have are named "servers" because they, in essence, 'serve' a web site to a user. These servers are assigned IP addresses so that they may be found by other computers connected to the internet. It is on these servers that the information for web sites are stored and thus displayed when a user types in the associated address. Basically what is happening when a user types a web address into the address bar in their browser, the browser sends out a request to get that web page. The request then travels to the web server via the internet and tries to find the appropriate page. Once the page has been found on the server it will display in your browser. Web hosting servers cost money to set up properly, configure and maintain, therefore web hosts must charge for their usage. Different options are available for signing up with a web hosting company and web hosting has become a highly competitive business. So be careful when choosing a web hosting company as many feature a lot of bells and whistles to entice new customers. HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST WEB HOSTING SERVICE Online businesses should be very careful when choosing a web hosting service as it is crucial to the success of that business. And choosing the right kind of web hosting service can be a challenging task. Here are the first things you should look for:
HIGH PERFORMANCE WEB HOSTING HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST WEB HOSTING SERVICE Amount of Web Space Web hosting providers will generally allot you a certain amount of space to use on their server. You will need to make sure that this is going to be enough space for all of your needs, and try to plan ahead as your site may grow. FTP Access FTP access is your ability to upload new content or edit existing content. Degree of Reliability, Security and Speed The presence of these three components can make or break the success of you site. A host that is not reliable can cause your site to be unavailable or not updated in time, which will cause you to lose visitors. Speed will also cause visitors to leave your site. Slow working web sites can be extremely frustrating. You also want to make sure that you will be well protected from intruders, especially if you have an e-commerce site. Data Transfer (Bandwidth) You need to make sure that the provider you choose will have sufficient bandwidth for efficient data transfer.