How do you explain web hosting to the non-blog/website newbie?

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Hi! I'm new here, and I have a little knowledge about web hosting. Can anyone explain web hosting to me? What is it? How does it work? Can anyone do web hosting?
 

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Wikipedia is pretty good at explaining it.
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for other servers located in their data center, called colocation, also known as Housing in Latin America or France.
 

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Hi! I'm new here, and I have a little knowledge about web hosting. Can anyone explain web hosting to me? What is it? How does it work? Can anyone do web hosting?
For newbies, you can understand simply like this. Your house needs an address (domain name) for someone to find out you and a place (web hosting) to build it.
Got it? yes web hosting is a place to store all your website data on the internet which allows everyone (visitors) can find out it via a domain name.

Hope that helps :hug:
 

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To put it in a simple term, it is a Company that provides space to keep your website online and store the data :)
 

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Yeah. A company that provides a space for your website files. But the best way is to google it. hehehe
 

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Such a common question. You'll see an article on the topic on our blog soon, but essentially: hosting provides a physical place where all of your site's files and data will be stored.
Without it, your website cannot exist online. A domain name is merely an address which users can type into their browser in order to find you.
 

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Hi! I'm new here, and I have a little knowledge about web hosting. Can anyone explain web hosting to me? What is it? How does it work? Can anyone do web hosting?
A website needs 3 main important things to be online.
  1. Domain - An unique name to recognise your brand
  2. URL - Address pointing to your website
  3. Web hosting space - The place where all website data is stored.
There are many web hosting providers who provide hosting services.
 

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Hello ros_chicken
Web hosting is the service of providing storage space for a website or application on a server on the internet. Once your website is made available on the internet, it can be accessed by other computers connected to the internet.
Web hosts are companies that rent out their services and technologies to host websites on the internet. Once the hosting company hosts your website, users can access it by typing in your web address (domain name) in their web browser. When they do this, their computer connects to the server your website is hosted on. The server in turn serves (sends the files you have stored on the storage to display) the website to your web visitor in their web browser.

Now, I think. you understand.
 

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Hi! I'm new here, and I have a little knowledge about web hosting. Can anyone explain web hosting to me? What is it? How does it work? Can anyone do web hosting?
-> Webhosting simply means to make your website live on internet.

-> Yes, any one can do webhosting, for that you may need to purchase some server space with good bandwidth, good processing capacity and a domain name.

-> If you have developed a website by your own or with the help of a code expert, then you need to upload that website pages to the hosting server space you own, in order to make it visible on the internet.

You may approach any one of the webhosting platform providers in the market and you can purchase server space for hosting your website.
 
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web hosting provides you space and necessary features to make your website live.
 

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This is how I explain it:

When you design a website on your computer, only you can see it. If you want other people in the world to see your website, you need to upload it to a public Web server. The act of uploading it to that public space is Web Hosting.
 

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I think the simplest way to explain this, it is a where to store your website data and doing tasks around your websites.
 

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Web hosting is a service that allows you to host your website on a server connected to the internet, making it accessible to people all over the world. When it comes to web hosting for 3D images, animations, and videos, here are a few popular options:

  1. Shared hosting: Shared hosting is one of the most popular and affordable options for web hosting. It allows multiple customers to share the same server resources, making it a cost-effective option for individuals and small businesses. However, shared hosting may not be suitable for large 3D files, as it usually has a limit on storage and bandwidth.
  2. Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting: VPS hosting is a more advanced and flexible option than shared hosting. It allows you to have your own virtual server, and it's a good option if you have a lot of 3D content that needs to be hosted. VPS hosting provides more resources and control than shared hosting, but it's also more expensive.
  3. Cloud hosting: Cloud hosting is similar to VPS hosting, but instead of using a single physical server, it uses a network of virtual servers. This allows for more scalability and flexibility, and it's a good option for hosting large 3D files. Cloud hosting is generally more expensive than shared hosting, but it can be more cost-effective in the long run.
  4. Dedicated hosting: Dedicated hosting is the most advanced and powerful option for web hosting. With dedicated hosting, you have your own physical server, giving you complete control over the hardware and software. This makes it an ideal option for hosting large 3D files, but it's also the most expensive option.
  5. Managed hosting: Managed hosting is a service that provides you with your own server, but the hosting provider takes care of the maintenance and management of the server. This is a good option if you don't have the technical expertise to manage your own server, but you still want the benefits of dedicated hosting.
 

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Hi... Simply put, let's say you own a car (Website) and you are at a party (The Internet), you will need a car park space in order to park your car and know your car is safe (Webhosting). Webhosting is where all information on and about your website is stored and managed in order for it not to crash.
 

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Hi! I'm new here, and I have a little knowledge about web hosting. Can anyone explain web hosting to me? What is it? How does it work? Can anyone do web hosting?
Sure, I'd be happy to explain web hosting to you!

Web hosting is the service of providing storage, connectivity, and resources for websites on the internet. When you create a website, you need a place to host it so that it can be accessible to the world. This is where web hosting comes in.

Here's how it works:
  1. You create a website using a programming language or website builder and save the files on your computer.
  2. You sign up for a web hosting account with a web hosting provider.
  3. You upload your website files to the web hosting server using a file transfer protocol (FTP) or a web-based interface provided by the web hosting provider.
  4. Your website is now accessible to the world through the internet using a domain name (e.g. www.example.com) that you have registered or that was provided by the web hosting provider.
In terms of who can do web hosting, anyone can become a web hosting provider by setting up servers, networking equipment, and the necessary software to host websites. However, managing a web hosting server can be complex and requires technical skills and resources, so most people opt to use web hosting services from established web hosting providers.

Whether you're starting a personal blog, a business website, or an online store, web hosting is a critical component of your online presence, and it's important to choose a reliable and suitable web hosting solution for your needs.
 
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