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What is Web Hosting?

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Definition: A web host is a business/company that offers space, storage, and connectivity in order to enable a website to be viewed by Internet users.

Web hosting typically refers to the business of hosting space for active websites. A web hosting service provides space on a web server, as well as a direct Internet connection, so the website can be viewed and interacted with by anyone with a connection to the Internet.

There are many different kinds of web hosting, anything from a basic one-page site that needs only a small bit of space, all the way up to enterprise class customers who require entire data centers for their services.

Many web hosting companies provide a dashboard for customers that allows them to control different aspects of their web hosting services; this includes FTP, different content management system installs, and service package extensions.

There are many different kinds of web hosting, including:

The kind of web hosting you need really depends on what level of service your website might require. Read Before You Choose A Web Hosting Service to get a good idea of what you should look for, along with Web Hosting Requirements.

Also Known As: web hosting, dedicated web host, cloud hosting

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