you create a website and want to grant access
to all the users worldwide via an internet
connection, you need to upload it on the web server
and get a web hosting service. There are
several companies that have space on their own
web server or the leased one for uploading your
website and they will charge you a specific amount
against their service.
Some of the companies provide free web hosting
service. When it is done, the visitors will be
able to view your website any time they want.
This is because it is operating 24 hours a day
and 7 days a week across the globe through internet.
For your personal
website, the web hosting will almost be free,
but for the business concerns, it becomes costly.
Data Centre Space and internet connection is given
by the web hosts to the other servers present
in the range of their data center as well.
It is named as Collocation.
File hosting can also be availed using FTP, i.e.
File Transfer Protocol that allows you to upload
your files over the internet. A good web hosting
service is the one that offers you support all
the time, grants you unlimited bandwidth, unlimited
disk space, a number of databases, gives you access
to FTP, number of users online, a rich DBMS, i.e.
Data Base Management System, e.g. MySQL, etc.
It will provide you control panel online so that
you may supervise your website according to your
requirements all the time.
There is another option that you host your website
on your own. It is possible if you have a web
server and strong internet access. It is necessary
that ISP (Internet Service Provider) allows you
to use it. You should also be skillful enough
to configure and maintain the web server, manage
firewall settings, anti-virus and patch control.
But, this type of self web hosting is not popular
among the website owners. They prefer to hire
the services of some reliable web host.
There are various hosting packages offered by
the companies to the website owners such as economy
package, deluxe package and the Premium package
plan for one month web hosting.
You can select any of the hosting plans that suit
your needs if more than one plan is given.
The most popular web hosting sites are zappyhost
and godaddy. There are some special hosts for
the e-commerce sites and online shopping store.
Many big companies are associated with them.
For the beginners of a website, shared hosting
is the best one because it is not as much expensive
and works as a separate site. Your own domain
name is used and the user doesn’t know
that you have shared hosting; however, you are
sharing the web server with the other websites
in this type of hosting.
When the traffic of your website increases, you
can avail the hosting of the dedicated server.
It provides web hosting just for your site. Other
types of web hosting include virtual dedicated
server, reseller, cloud, clustered, grid and managed