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									     In simple terms, web hosting is renting
    space on a web server. A website is not
   simply a domain name; it is a collection of
      files linked together by HTML code to
  display text and graphics on a computer. In
   order for anybody to see this collection of
      files you've created, it has to be
 housed on a computer somewhere that has
        access to the internet. Not just any
 computer will do, of course. A web server is
a computer set up with special software that
       allows it to receive requests from the
 internet for the website files it has stored on
      it and to send those files out over the
internet so that the requesting computer can
 display them. It is very much like a waiter in
  a restaurant taking your order and bringing
   the food that you ask for from the kitchen,
  hence the name "server." If you do have a
    big, powerful website that gets lots of
     visitors and has a tendency to hog
 resources, then you might want to have a
web server all to yourself. Some companies
 also prefer the extra security of not having
 to share the server with anyone else who
   could do something accidentally or on
 purpose to crash it. Renting the use of an
entire server is known as dedicated hosting.

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 The web hosting company still owns the machine and takes responsibility for
maintaining the hardware and the web hosting software, but you have greater
control over the configuration and use of the server There is also such a thing
as semi-dedicated hosting, in which a web server is only split between a very
small numbers of clients, such as 2 to 4, with strong partitions between each to
prevent them from interfering with one another Since the hosting company is
still responsible for the upkeep of the server, this type of hosting is also known
as managed hosting
 Along with making sure your files can be seen by internet users around the
world, a web server provides other important services as well First and
foremost is the ability to create email addresses based on your domain name
and to send and receive email with them The web server also has various
types of software installed on it that allow your website to run programs, create
and manage databases, display video, and many other functions you might
find useful
 Almost any type of computer can function as a web server, but it's the
software that's on it that makes it a server Microsoft has developed its
own operating system for servers as a special version of its Windows
operating system, Windows Server
 It is a commercial product which requires the operator to purchase a license,
which increases the cost of operation for the web host and usually results in
higher hosting prices Windows is designed to be user friendly, but it is
generally considered to be less powerful and secure than UNIX for operating in
a network environment
 These are popular for certain web programming applications, and if you are
planning on using them to build your website, you will need hybrid cloud to find
a Windows host When you buy web hosting, the monthly fee you pay goes to
the continued maintenance and upgrading of the server's hardware and
software, the cost of keeping it online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a
secure data center with a fast and powerful internet connection, and to pay for
the expertise of the people who do all that work
 It is completely possible to turn your own home or office computer into a web
server if you really want to, but in most cases it is far more economical to pay
someone else who is dedicated to providing this service in a properly reliable
manner than it is to try and do it yourself
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