By web hosting services we mean the kind of internet hosting services that can be used by different organizations and individuals to make their websites accessible through the www portal. Organizations that provide such services are known as web hosting services companies.
There are numerous web hosting services that can be provided by these companies. The basic web hosting services is the small scale file and web page hosting through the FTP (File Transfer Protocol). There are other web hosting services like Personal website hosting and business website hosting. Usually a personal website is operates on single page hosting. However, the web hosting services that are requires for business website can be classified based on the requirements.
Database support and application development platforms (Java, ASP.net etc.) are examples of web hosting services required for a complex website. There are other web hosting services like free web hosting service which is usually advertisement supported or there is a time bound limitation. Shared web hosting services provide access for different websites from the same server. Reseller web hosting services allows the buyer to resell the web space to different clients based on needs. Dedicated web hosting services allow the user to get full access to the web server on which the website is hosted. They do not own the server but have administrative rights to manage and maintain it.
There are numerous permutations and combinations to choose your web server depending on the web hosting services provided by the service provider. So, one should be very sure of the needs before selecting the appropriate web hosting services.
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.