Templates Magazine - This past few days, I try to get a little information about web hosting, since I consider to build a new sites on a commercial hosting provider. Until now, I realize that I had a zero understanding about self hosted website-blog. So I decided to keep using blogger custom domain as a free unlimited blog hosting until my knowledge about site building is getting better. Right know, I will try to share a small knowledge that I have got about website hosting.
Like some of you might already know, a web hosting service provides a service that allows us to post web pages to the internet. A web hosting service provider sells is a business that provides the servers and technologies to view websites on the internet. Sometimes you can get the service for free but usually with advertisements on the webpage.
Websites are pages that are stored on a computer called a server. The server is a part of a network of computers on the internet or World Wide Web that allows users of the internet to reach your site anywhere in the world at anytime. The internet is open 24 hours, seven days a week around the clock. To view pages on the web, you must have a web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Netscape Navigator to request the web page from the server after you have purchased internet access.
Hosting companies require that you buy your URL or domain name first before you purchase hosting services. Most hosting companies have a package that will allow you to buy the domain name and hosting at the same time. Host computers are configured so that when your URL or domain name is typed in, the address will use a pointer routine (look for the address from terminal to terminal) until it reaches the computer that hosts your website. Then, if all is okay, your web site should display itself on the users screen. That is all what I got from browsing to get the meaning of website hosting. Did yours self hosting of custom domain like mine?