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What is Web Hosting?

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What’s web hosting? Firstly, we have to understand what a website is. Think about a website such as a retail shop, every store has a name, an address and piece of property where the shop sits. So basically a site works on the very same fundamentals.

No matter how big or small, every website on the internet must absolutely have a domain name and web hosting.

Domain names are like the name of a retail store. It is how people visit your website. The Domain Name Server then points to the IP address of the host where the website resides. The IP address is the “retail store address”, it points into the host of the hosting supplier.

Web hosting is your piece of property where the website resides. It is a space on the internet that stores all the files to the site. So that bit of property is generally owned by a Web Hosting Company like WebHostSG, which assigns a little portion of a host for your website. Usually, when you sign up for web hosting, the company will do all of the necessary requirements to receive your site online.

When an online user would like to view a website, all they need to do is type your site address or domain into their browser. Their computer will then link to the host and the server will in turn deliver the webpage to them through the browser.

If you decide to create and host your website with WebHostSG, you can register a custom domain, email address, and web hosting all bundled into one subscription.