What is web hosting?
Web hosting is the act of housing, maintaining and serving files for a website. The role of a web hosting company is to provide 24/7 connection to the Internet by maintaining a network of complicated, high-end and expensive servers. Today, there are probably hundreds or even thousands of web hosting packages to choose from, so always make a comparison of the features, rates and quality of service to get the best value for your money.
Do I need webhosting?
If you want to have a website which can be accessed by an online user from any computer around the world with an Internet connection, then you need web hosting. It takes a complicated and expensive network of servers to host any website so the expense of subscribing to a web hosting company is definitely worth it. Take the time to check and compare the top 10 web hosting companies to see which one suits your needs best.
What is disk space?
In the web hosting industry, disk space refers to the physical space that a website occupies on the server – which holds all the files that your site is composed of. Every web hosting package has a maximum limit for the amount of disk space that you can use. For example if you have a site with a lot of images or videos you will need a lot more disk space, so this is something which should be considered.
What is bandwidth?
Simply put, bandwidth is the amount of traffic which your website is allowed to handle. Bandwidth is typically measured in Gigabytes. For example, one normal-sized letter in a web page will take up one byte. A typical photo can take up about one kilobyte and videos or other multimedia files can take millions of bytes. Make sure that your web hosting provider can support the traffic and the amount of data passing through your network.
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