Web hosting refers to the service that allows individuals and organizations to host their website on the internet. When you purchase web hosting, you are essentially renting space on a server where your website files and data are stored and made available to users who visit your website.
There are different types of web hosting services available, including shared hosting, VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting, and dedicated hosting.
Shared hosting is the most affordable option and is suitable for small websites or blogs. With shared hosting, your website is hosted on the same server as many other websites, meaning that you share the resources of the server with other users.
VPS hosting is a step up from shared hosting and offers more resources and more control over your server. With VPS hosting, you are still sharing a server with other users, but you have a larger portion of the server’s resources allocated to your website.
Dedicated hosting is the most expensive option and is suitable for large websites or businesses with high traffic. With dedicated hosting, you have an entire server dedicated solely to your website, giving you full control and access to all of the resources of the server.
Web hosting services typically include a domain name, email accounts, and website builder tools. They may also offer additional features such as SSL certificates, backups, and security measures.
In order to host a website, you will need to purchase a web hosting plan from a hosting provider, upload your website files to the server, and configure your domain name to point to your website. Once this is done, your website will be accessible to users who type in your domain name in their web browser.