What is web hosting?

web hosting

The most basic hosting is that of a web page and small-scale file hosting, this is where files can be uploaded and they are usually delivered to the Web “as is” or with minimal processing. This service is often offering for free by ISPs to subscribers.

Larger hosting companies that are not also ISPs need to be permanently connected to the web in order to send email, files, and so on to other sites.

Uptime and reliability are important factors to consider when choosing a web hosting service. Most will guarantee at least 99.9% uptime, this would allow for 43 minutes of downtime per month, or 8 hours 45 minutes of downtime per year.

Technology Term:

Web Hosting

Standard Definition Exists?

The activity or business of providing storage space and access for websites.

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