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Learning to Use Your Web Host the Right Way
The provision of access to websites and storage space to individuals and companies who owns websites
is known as web hosting. This Internet Hosting service enables organizations and individuals to make the
sites that they own accessible on the World Wide Web. The service also allows organizations and
individuals to serve content on their web sites. A company that provides space on a server is called a
Web hosts. This host may own or lease the server to provide website space as well as to provide
internet connectivity such as a data centre. Web hosts also practices colocation, this is where they
provide data center space within their data center in addition to connectivity to the Internet for servers
that they do not own.
The direction that data can be transferred to, from a client to a server, and the speed at which it takes to
upload information is known as upstream. Whilst upstream speeds are usually faster as they are
required by web server applications and similar processes to send critical data at a fast speed.
Downstream speed is usually required by the average home user of the internet to download
information and is usually not required to be fast. Except for the peer to peer software, which is the
applications that allows computers to network or communicate without any stable host in the middle.
This application which now drives the social networks and facilitates file sharing systems, requires speed
in downloading information.
There are many different types of web host services that are provided by different companies, for
example, there is the Shared, Managed, Cloud, Colocation, Free, Grid, Clustered and The home server
hosting. Host service providers have been known to provide specific services such as file, service, image,
video, blog and one-click hosting. In addition they have also been known to offer the pastebin shopping
cart software and e-mail hosting services.
Other services that may be required web hosting maybe multi-media services for streaming media and
email for their business domain. Even though web hosting is usually part of a bundled internet access
plan, there are many providers who offer this service free of charge as well as there are some that
charges for the service. Personal website hosting is usually free of cost, if a fee is charged; it usually
tends to be minimal. More often where the service is provided for free, the providers who host these
sites may recoup the cost from sponsored advertisements on the site. It should be noted that the
hosting of business web sites is where hosting providers make majority of their income especially where
they specialize in particular software like e-commerce.
Whether you're putting up a personal website or a commercial one, you should choose your web
hosting provider wisely. The reason is that you will most definitely want your website to be seen by the
largest number of people. To do that it is essential to take a little time to go over certain basic but very
important factors that will ensure more visibility for your site.