What Is Web Hosting?

I’m going to explain  everything you need to know about web  hosting at the end of this video you’ll  have all the information you need to  make an informed decision when you buy a  hosting service sound like a plan  great let’s get started.


1-okay so the basics hosting is the home  of your website

– if you’re on a website  you’ll need somewhere to host it that’s  exactly what web hosting is now there  are different types of hosting services  you’ve got shared hosting reseller  hosting Virtual Private servers or VPS  and dedicated servers but we’re going to  be looking at shared hosting in this  video because that’s the most popular  and affordable type of hosting so  hosting is basically the computer and  network infrastructure that keeps your  website available across the internet it  also provides other key services like  email for you so how does it all work  well it all starts with a server which  is basically a powerful computer which  is stored in a highly secure  purpose-built multi-million pound  facility called the data center the data  center provides the network and powered  connectivity with temperature control  backup systems fire suppression and high  levels of physical security security is  also important at the server level so  the servers are actually built with dual  components four critical components  things like hard drives and power supply  units and the reason for this is to make  sure that your website is available but  all times so when you order a hosting  service what you’re actually purchasing  is the physical disk space on the server  as well as the bandwidth which is a  network connection for the server and  you’ll often see hosting advertised in  terms of disk space and bandwidth so you  might see for example five gig five  gigabytes of disk space and   gigabytes of bandwidth per month so the  disk space that covers your website and  all of your files including key files  things like your emails and the monthly  bandwidth allowance this is the amount  of traffic that comes in and out of your  web science and your hosting space so  that will usually most of it will be  made up by email traffic in and out but  also things like people visiting your  website and where you actually publish  your website files in order to manage  your web hosting you’ll need access to a  user-friendly  interface called a control panel the one  of the most popular control panel is  called cPanel.

2-and this allows you to  manage key areas

of your hosting things  like setting up email addresses managing  domains and forwarding managing  databases that kind of thing and this  shields you basically from any of the  sort of technical aspects of the hosting  if you want to build your own website  you can use a tool like website builder  which is included and this basically  allows non-technical users to build and  maintain a website and it uses templates  pre-made templates you just add your own  text and images and then can publish it  for more advanced users or maybe you’ve  got a web designer then there are more  advanced tools and applications which  are included for free so so you can sort  of manage databases and also use other  tools to build your website and these  kind of saw these applications these  include popular content management  systems like WordPress as well as more  advanced ecommerce tools like PrestaShop  and Magento so you can start selling  online other security features are  things like anti-spam software and data  backup and these ensure the integrity of  your email and your data if if you’re  with one hosting company and you want to  transfer to another hosting company  that’s very straightforward this is a  process called migration and basically  your files are copied from your current  hosting to your new hosting service  there are just a couple of small changes  that need to be made to your domains and  name server settings for that process to  be fully completed ok so there you have  it that’s your quick guide to web  hosting I hope you found that useful if  you like this video don’t forget to give  it the big thumbs up and subscribe to  our channel so you can get updated  whenever we have any new content for you  also please feel free to share it with  your friends and also anyone who you  know who’s got who’s looking for a  hosting service if you’ve got any  comments just put them below I really  appreciate it I do read them and I will  get back to you ok thanks very much for  

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