hosting? What is a web server?
Just like a file on your
computer, a file on a web site needs to be saved somewhere. But unlike your
computer, these web pages or files need to be available 24 hours a day, 7
days a week. A web hosting service provides you with the hardware and
software that allows this to happen.
Your web site has to be hosted on an Internet server. Web servers are
powerful computers located in a secure and climate-controlled environment
with emergency power facilities, fire protection and backup systems. These
computers store the web pages or files that make up web sites. Servers are
connected to the rest of the Internet via a high speed line, so that your
customers can have access to your website at any time.