In the recent times web hosting is regarded as a very successful business. Often we are unaware of what we really mean by web hosting. To make it simpler, it can also be termed as the business of providing connectivity, storage and services, which are considered to be vital for the purpose of serving files for a website.
The companies which provide web hosting services are known as web host and all their offers including storage, connectivity and services are termed as web hosting plans. In the recent times there are at least a thousand of web hosting services which range from individuals to worldwide corporations. There are also many web hosts who offer multiple web hosting plans. Most of the web hosting services offers connectivity through T-carrier system lines. Usually, it is seen that when an individual is hosting his/her own site through the same system, it becomes very expensive; but when this hosting service is shared by multiple companies, it becomes economical.
There are many internet providers, for instance America Online, who offer their subscribers free space to host a small website through one of its computers. There are another website called Geosite, which offers itsâ€™ registered visitors a similar kind of free space to launch their own site. Although these web hosting services comes free of cost, they are regarded as the very basic ones and does not have any advanced features included in it. There are also other kinds of web hosting services which include virtual hosting, reseller hosting, clustered hosting, dedicated hosting, and so on.
With the advancement of technology, the world is yet to see many more aspects of web hosting in the approaching times.