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If you’re new to the world of websites, you might find yourself asking yourself “What Is Web Hosting?”. Maybe you have some idea about what web hosting is but you’re not too sure. Fortunately (for me!), the question “What is web hosting” is a relatively easy one to explain (I think!).

Web hosting refers to a service that makes your website available to your users. In general, most websites are intended to be viewed by anyone on the Internet, at any time. If you want anyone on the Internet to be able to view your website at any time, you need to make sure your website is running on a computer which is connected to the Internet 24 hours per day, 7 days per week (24/7) and this is where web hosting comes in.web hosting

To do this you have two options for web hosting:

Option 1: Hosting the Website Yourself

Web hosting yourself means that you will need to have the right equipment, including a web server and a permanent connection to the Internet. You would need to ensure that your Internet service provider (ISP) allows this type of usage too. You would also need to have website administration skills such as managing/configuring a web server, patch management, firewalls, virus protection etc

Most people don’t do their own website hosting. Even if they have the skills or equipment, it often makes more sense to hand this task to a third party who can monitor the website 24/7.

Option 2: Find a Web Hosting Provider to Host your Website

This is the most common choice for web hosting. Using a third party hosting provider allows you to concentrate on developing your website (or whatever else it is you may do), and leave the hosting tasks up to a company who (presumably) specializes in web hosting.

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