Understanding Web Hosting Services

Once you have established your new business the next logical step is to set up a website for your business. By setting up a website you can let the web world know about your presence and about your offering. A website, as we all know, is a blend of several correlated services. Once the user has registered a catchy Domain Name, what is the next logical step? Well, the answer is that you need to search for quality Web Hosting Services for the site you have set up. Not sure what exactly it is? Let us start with the basics.

In its most basic form Web Hosting is defined as renting of space on a web server. As we all know that a website is collection of different files, in order for everyone to view a website it needs to be hosted on a web server that is 24/7 connected to the Internet. Web servers are nothing but computers with large disk space and softwares that take requests over the internet and send files to the requesting computers so that they can display it. A web server usually has several types of softwares configured on it that enables the website to run effectively.

This service is generally offered by a Web Hosting Company or more popularly known as a web host. These companies basically charge their customers for the disk space and bandwidth they provide to them. There are different kinds of web hosting services available in the market today, in order to buy a good web hosting package it is very essential for a user to understand what his hosting requirements are.

Shared Hosting and Dedicated Hosting are among the most popular website hosting plans available today. Both of them have their own distinctive features which makes them very popular among users. Shared hosting is one in which a single server is used to host several websites. In this type of hosting several users share the server resources of a single server. As the name suggests dedicated hosting is one in which the server is dedicated to a single user. The user has complete authority over the server and he can use it any way he wants to. Along with these two there are several other website hosting plans available in the market, such as cloud hosting, reseller hosting and others. All major hosting companies now offer these web hosting plans in India.

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