Understanding Web Hosting Terms
This is a tiny guide which will give you a detailed idea of what a web host and the web hosting is a story all about.
Q1. What is a website?
A website is an online entity for individuals, companies or enterprises who wish to showcase their assets (products, services or other informative material) over the Internet.
Q2. What is a Web Host?
A web host is a company which possesses physical computers which are server machines that holds a lot of of storage capacity and a good processing speed. A web host keeps all these things with it to provide us services to put our websites on their server machines.
Q3. What is a web hosting?
Web Hosting refers to putting and accommodating our websites and its databases on any web host companies that can be accessed from distant locations using Internet.
Q4. What is a Disk Storage?
Disk storage means the ability or capacity for storing the amount of our databases on the web host’s server machines hard disc drives. This is generally allotted to each customer as per the package he/she purchases from web host and is measured generally in GBs (Giga Byte) or TB (Tera Byte). For the best practices where we expect a huge data we need to store on the server, the Disk Storage allotted from web host is “Unlimited”.
Q5. What is a Bandwidth?
A bandwidth is indeed a more technical term but can be understood easily as the amount of data transfer for a certain period of time. In further elaboration, bandwidth identifies that how much data can we transferred or can our website visitors access per month this is also measured generally in GB or TB. Again for best practices, if we have many visitors on our site who may increase in minutes or days, we should go for Unlimited bandwidth package.
Q6. What is the Database?
Database is indeed our records that we either gather from our website visitors or we ourselves store on the server using our website OR both. These are generally the MySql databases and are allotted to us as per the hosting package we selected (limited or unlimited).
Q7. What is the Email Accounts?
Email Accounts are the accounts which are in fact associated with your domain name. For example, if I have a website webhostingproposal.com, my email address would be like this: [email protected] etc. The number of email accounts again depends upon our web hosting package purchase.
Q8. What is a Blog?
A blog is a website which displays detailed information about anything we wish to write about. A blog is in other words may be a personal diary or a product catalogue with all the necessary details in it. A blog generally follows date and time and the year when publishing any blog posts in it. Please be aware that a blog post is indeed an article written by site/blog owner about product, services or anything of his/her interest.
Q8. What is CMS?
CMS stands for Content Management System which is most widely used for creating blogs and websites that tend to contain more data content in them. These CMS are used because they provide a decent management and easy to use interface for publishing our material on our website or blog. These CMS include WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento and many more. However, the first three CMS are most widely and effectively used till today.
Q7. What is VPS Server Hosting?
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and refers to the latest technology software system. This is a cost-effective solution to those who can’t afford dedicated servers but they need a secure and separate server for their websites or databases. In VPS a software creates certain virtual tunnel that makes one physical server segregated into different/multiple virtual servers. For more details on VPS Vs Dedicated Server hosting, please refer to our article VPS Vs Dedicated Server Hosting
Q8. What is a Dedicated Server Hosting?
Dedicated Server Hosting means we purchase complete physical server on rent from web hosting providers for certain period of time and with certain features whatever agreed in the selected dedicated server hosting package. This is much costly than the VPS though it works like the VPS works. Again further details can be found at our article VPS Vs Dedicated Server Hosting