What is web hosting?

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HOSTKET - web hosting servicesWhat is web hosting?

Web hosting is a service that provides physical storage for the website on the special computer called server. The server can be accessed via World Wide Web so that people can visit your website.

If you're still not sure what web hosting is, imagine you want to build a house. The first thing you need is a piece of land where it will stand. The same applies if you want to have your own website or blog. You need some space where it will be stored so that people can access.

Web hosting is a service that allows you to rent a "piece of land" where your website will be placed. You simply upload the website on the server and the web hosting service will take care of the rest.

Different types of web hosting

There are many types of web hosting, but in general, hosting services can be divided into two basic groups:

1. Shared hosting

The most commonly used type of web hosting service is the shared hosting. It simply means that the server space is shared among many other websites.

This type of hosting is a perfect solution for beginners as it often includes other tools that will make the whole process of setting up a website easier. Shared hosting is usually an ideal solution for small businesses and bloggers, especially due to the affordable prices.

2. Dedicated server

If you have higher requirements, you can purchase a dedicated server hosting. This means that you won't share your server space with anyone else and you will have a much greater control over it.

There are many factors that need to be considered when choosing the right hosting for you. It mostly depends on your needs and budget.

  If you plan to create a small website or hobby blog, the general rule of thumb is to start with a quality shared hosting that can be upgraded in case it is necessary in the future.  
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