What is web-hosting?
A Web-hosting service is a type of internet service that does bring your website or blog closer to your readers. This makes your website accessible through the World Wide Web. Web-hosting companies, which today they are quite many, provide this service. They provide space on a server leased or owned for use by clients and providing internet connectivity in a data center as well. The web-hosting can provide connectivity to the internet and data center space for other servers that are located in their data center as well. This kind of connectivity is known as Colocation and others know it by housing in France and/or Latin American.
However, when it comes to business website hosting, you will have to spend some cash and usually, the cost will be determined by the size and type of the site. A complex website calls for a more comprehensive data packages, which will provide more database support as well as an application development platform. These tools give your readers or customers the ability to write and install scripts for applications like forums and content management. Moreover, they help in e-commerce instances by providing secure socket layers (SSL). The host may also provide an interface or control panel for managing the web server and installing scripts, as well as other modules and service applications like e-mail. Other hosting companies especially those dealing with e-commerce or internet finances offer specialized services or software. The availability of a website is measured in percentage of which the public, accessible and reachable through online are taken into consideration. This calculation is quite different from measuring the Up-Time of a system. Up-Time refers to the time the system is online.