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What is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is nothing but a service which keeps your websites alive on the internet for visitors to visit and read the content on your websites. A company which offers web hosting service to your websites keeps all your files on their server which is located in a data center with all amenities like a fast internet connection etc. Visitors can simply enter your websites web address (like in the browser and hit the enter button which takes them to your websites. Web hosting companies take all precautions like securing your websites with a firewall and all other security measures. You should have your own domain name and a web hosting service to have your own website on the web.

Web hosting service is divided into two kinds 1. Linux web hosting and 2. Windows web hosting. Websites which need Linux functionality will have to use Linux web hosting (most websites on the web use Linux hosting) and websites which need Windows functionality (like .asp websites) will have to use Windows web hosting. Based on the resources you get web hosting is divided in to a few types. Those are Shared web hosting, Reseller web hosting, Virtual Private Server (VPS) web hosting, Dedicated server web hosting and Cloud server web hosting. Out of all those shared web hosting is the cheapest and widely used for new websites with little daily traffic.