What Is Hosting? A Complete Guide About Hosting

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What Is Hosting? A Complete Guide About Hosting

In this article, I am going to ensure that You will have a better idea & a clear idea about what is web hosting.


I have around 15 years of experience in Web hosting, So I am very confident that I can explain it to you in straightforward terms.

Before we start knowing What web hosting is, Just I want to explain two things, Downloading and server space.

So once we understand this one, then we can understand about web hosting better.

What is Downloading? 

You may be using Facebook or WhatsApp, Whenever any of your friends sends the image in Whatsapp, What happens is an image from your friend's mobile phone goes to WhatsApp server, and from there it is getting downloaded.

This is one example of downloading.

Another example is that, Whenever any of your friends sends an email to you, It goes to the email server first, and then it is getting stored and again whenever you open your email client, It is getting download again.

This is called downloading.

What is Server Space?

Server space means that Image in the Whatsapp example and Email in the Email example, In both the cases, these images, emails, videos, audios all these things are getting stored in the server; that's called server space.

So, Now we will see what is web hosting.

What Is Hosting?

So web hosting means, Whenever you open any website's using your browser, the website is getting downloaded from the server, and it is getting downloaded to your browser using the Internet, this is called web hosting.

You may buy a space for your website, So for your website to work properly you need HTML files, CSS files, js files, and other scripting language files and media files, all these files are stored in the server then whenever you open a browser then it is getting downloaded.

So web hosting means that you are buying server space from any company such as Bluehost to keep all your content of your website in the server.

So next, we will see What domain related to Hosting.

Sometimes we have observed while having a discussion with our customers, and the customers sometimes think that If I buy only the domain name, I will get my website also, No it not.

A domain name is just a URL, and It is just a name or Address for your web hosting server. 

For example, If you are going to buy a domain name mybusiness.com that my business.com is a domain name and hosting means that your mybusiness.com has a website and it has all related sites, and those are getting stored in the web hosting server.

Whenever anyone types mybusiness.com in a browser, that browser that URL takes you to the server, which is pointing to your web hosting server, that's how domain and Hosting are related.

What kind of files are stored in web hosting?

You can store any kind of files, like CSS, js, HTML, PHP, Perl, audio, video, document files, Whatever the files you needed to host in your website, then you can host all of them in your web hosting server.

Again we will see What the role or work of your web hosting server is.

Whenever anyone types your domain name, then What is happening in the server is, the requested files are by the browser to view your website, then the webserver reads all the files from the storage and then sends it to your browser.

This is the main role of your web hosting server and also additionally it does the processing, Like processing PHP files and also your content management system like Wordpress, Joomla, so all these content management systems are all the web application which you nowadays it is written using script languages like PHP, pearl or java.

So the execution of these files had produced the output is part of the web hosting server; this is one of the major roles of the web hosting server.

Types Of Hosting

In types of hosting- There are three different types of hosting.
  •  Share hosting 
  •  VPS hosting 
  •  A dedicated server

Shared Hosting

I will explain to you when you have to go for shared Hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated server.

You can go for shared Hosting if you are going to have let's say that five pages or ten pages website. Or let us say that you are having a budget constrain, and you have to go ahead with let us say that if you want to create a blog, then probably I would suggest you go with shared Hosting.

In Shared Hosting also there are various plans that are there. We recommend you go with any of these three plans so that you have a better CPU power, better RAM, and better functionality.

This is you know it is only good for a kind of a very very basic minimal website for example - if you are going to have a lot of emails, a lot of traffic, we really don't recommend this kind of plans so you can go with any one of the premium or unlimited hosting plans.

VPS Hosting

When it comes to the Next VPS, in VPS hosting means it like there is a server this is the one physical server where multiple virtual servers are getting created, so these virtual servers are called VPS hosting.

So you may go for this VPS hosting when you want to give a kind of much importance to your business.

In other words like if you think that your business or your website is the most critical part of your business, then definitely you have to go for this VPS hosting.

There are many advantages there when going with VPS hosting you will have full control over your server No. 1, and your server will be utilized only by you No. 2 and it will have the better performance you will have a dedicated RAM and CPU.

So definitely, you can go ahead with VPS hosting.

For example, VPS hosting will come up with more processing power, more CPU; it can serve more customers more number of requesting when compared to shared Hosting. So we will see what a dedicated server is?

Dedicated Server

A dedicated server is a kind of a server where the whole box of the server that the complete server is dedicated to you! 

So in this, what happens is that You will have a dedicated RAM and Dedicated CPU, Dedicated Hardware, and everything provided to you only.

The dedicated virtual server is having better features of its better or in terms of a kind of recovery when there is a hardware failure or backup, restore, it has different man advantages when it comes to a bare metal dedicated server.

So any company like mid-size or small size or even enterprise customers who think that their website is a critical part of their business, you can go with a dedicated server or cloud server also.

So we will see next what do you get with your website. Generally, whenever you buy any website, you get a website builder, your email accounts, SSL Certificate, FTP, database, and domain name.

Even much more, you get it, so once you log in to your control panel, then you can see lots of options available for you, so we have discussed the role of the server, types of hosting, and other things.

How To Choose Perfect Hosting 

Now we will discuss what plans will suit my needs definitely I would suggest you if you think that your website is very important for your business or you are going to start an eCommerce business or you are going to do some kind of an online application definitely you should go with minimum VPS server or cloud or dedicated server.

If you are going to have some information kind of website which is going to have some ten pages or blog or it is just for the information purpose to explain about your services, then you can go with shared Hosting.

Choosing your hosting company is very, very important for your business.

First of all, if you are from India, then choose some Indian hosting company.
If you are from the USA, then choose a company which is based on the USA, for USA customers choose USA company.

For European customers, choose a European company.

Why I am suggesting is that when you choose a company from your location, you get better support and better latency.

Then another important point is speed. In other words, you can be called latency! 

What is the latency? 

Latency means the amount of time it takes for the files or the media files or HTML files, CSS files, how much time it takes for downloading from your webserver to your browser. Rather I am just explaining in simple terms.

Actually, latency means technically speaking latency means the amount of time it takes for a packet to receives from a server to your browser.

So generally, there are two kinds of internet transmission protocols are there.

One is called the UDP, and another one is called TCP. So on Internet, most of the applications use TCP, So whenever you ask for any data from the server, the complete data is split into multiple packets and sent from server to browser the amount of time it takes to send the data from the server to browser it is called latency.

Let's say that you are there in India and you are buying a server from Canada, the latency between India and Canada is generally 250 - 300 m, Whereas if you buy the server from India, the latency is about 30, 40, or 50 ms.
It means that your website can load at least five times faster!

This is the most important thing.

Yep, that's it! This section was pretty simple, eh? Consider Sharing the article with your dear ones, Thank You.

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