article about hosting

Started by Fyodor, Jul 12, 2022, 09:37 AM

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Hello everyone Today I would like to tell you about the site, how it works in general! Enjoy watching!

Let's start with the fact that the site cannot work without: hosting, server, hosting provider.

Hosting is a simple combination of technologies. Thanks to it, you can place not only a website, but also an application, database, etc.

The server is the device on which your project data is stored. The server is running constantly, even when you are sleeping!

There are two types of servers: virtual and real. There is practically no reception, but when the data is stored on your computer, then you will not pay for the rental of the server, because it will belong to you!

A hosting provider is a group of people who have access to your website or application. This is necessary so that specialists can test or develop novelties for your project. The hosting provider should be chosen carefully, because the work of your website / application will depend on it.

I have listed the basics of the site.


Hosting is a way of hosting a site on the Internet. Once you have placed your web site on the server, anyone can access it by typing the domain name in the browser line. Access to the site is possible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

In order to place your website on the web, you need to:

- first of all, have your own site. You need to have a copy of the site on your local computer (in html files), or ready-made materials + a script that would allow you to create a web site directly on the server.

- domain name. You need to find and purchase a site domain name. It is desirable that the name speaks about the subject of web site, and it is easy to remember. The domain name can be in any domain zone of your choice, for instance: .com .net .org, etc. When choosing a domain zone, be guided by the data on domain topics. .com domains, for instance, are intended for commercial web sites, .org - government agencies and public organizations. Regional domains indicate that web site belongs to a region. This is an optional rule, but it's worth remembering.

What is a server?
This is a computer hosted by an Internet provider and connected to the World Wide Web, on which a copy of the site is stored. As a rule, one server accommodates quite a lot of web sites, due to a large disk array and very high performance. The amount of disk space of the server is also important, as well as its computing power and the bandwidth of web hosting provider's Internet channels.

Using any web browser (programs for viewing sites on the Internet) you can access your site by typing the web site address in the browser bar.

Web hosting can be compared to renting real estate. Many companies are ready to offer web hosting for a reasonable fee, but not many can provide hosting of proper quality. Speaking about the cost of hosting, it should be noted that for most web sites, the cost of a fee per month may not exceed $5. Within this cost, you can find a hosting company that provides from 300 megabytes of disk space on the server and all kinds of functions, such as: installing and running scripts, database support, an administrative panel (i.e. your control panel) of the site, where settings are made not only for web site, but also for e-mail.

If you are planning to open a representative office on the network, you need not only to decide what level the site will be, but also to decide correctly on the choice of a web hosting provider.
Statistically, more than 70% of website owners switched from one web  hosting to another at least once. The transfer to another provider was caused by dissatisfaction with the quality of the hosting services provided. Very often, in order to attract customers, web hosting providers offer many attractive bonuses

Indeed, any provider says that he is the best, and he has the lowest prices, etc., etc. And then it turns out that the support service does not respond, or responds, but with a delay, the servers sometimes "hang" due to heavy load. Such carelessness in choosing a provider can bring big losses. Imagine what it means to have no access to the company's web site, where important information is updated every half hour for employees located in remote branches of the company.
Imagine that potential clients of the company cannot find out the contact phone number or email address because they cannot get to the site. Perhaps in half an hour they will not make a second attempt to enter the web  site. Perhaps in half an hour they will find another competing firm. The damage from hanging servers can be huge.