Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Web Hosting

A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to give their own websites accessible through the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that supply space on a server they own for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, classically in a data center. Webhosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be positioned in their data center, called colocation

The scopes of hosting services diverge widely. The most basic is webpage and small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded through File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a Web interface. The files are usually delivered to the Web "as is" or with little processing. Many Internet service providers (ISPs) present this service for free to their subscribers. People can also obtain Web page hosting from other, substitute service providers. Web page hosting is typically free, advertisement-sponsored, or cheap.
Some hosts concentrate in certain software or services (e.g. e-commerce). They are commonly used by larger companies to outsource network infrastructure to a hosting company. To find a web hosting company, there are searchable directories that can be used. One must be enormously careful when search for a new company due to the fact that many of the people promoting service providers are actually affiliates and the reviews are biased


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