Web Hosting 101
Did you ever get the impression that you must have studied IT or information technology first in order for you to be worthy in this industry? You don't even know what web hosting is. How can you work in that IT related company?
Many of us use the internet but don't know the technicalities of it. That's why, when you want to set up your own website, someone will say that you have to choose your web hosting provider. With that statement, you're already lost because you don't know what web hosting is.
It is simple.
Take it this way. The website that you open every day is stored in a computer. So, every time you access that website, it is fetched from that computer to yours. This is what you call web hosting. The computer used is referred as server and the person who owns that is called the web host.
Know the specifics.
When you want to set up your own website, you will have to choose your website host or web hosting provider. But before doing so, you must know what type of web hosting should you have.
1. Dedicated hosting - You want to have your website stored in one server.
2. Shared hosting - You will store your website in a server that has other websites in it.
There are more types of web hosting. But these two are the major types, which primarily are the basis of your choice. Once you have an idea, your web hosting provider will help you decipher which one is best for your website.
Broaden your knowledge.
Don't tarry because you did not graduate with a related course on IT. Learn these common terms and you'll get by:
Have you thought of your website's domain name already? What is domain name? This is the word/words that will be entered by a user in a browser to access your website.
FTP, otherwise known as File Transfer Protocol, is the access wherein the web host will be able to transfer or upload files on your server.
When you plan to transact money through your website, you must have this. SSL, or Secure Socket Layer, is designed to secure connections such financial transactions online.
When you have your web host or web hosting provider already, this is the department that you will contact when you encounter technical problems on your website.