What is web hosting and how does the internet work?

A web server is a computer machine pretty much like a library. Instead of books, it contains websites that can hold countless pages of information. In order to locate each website and get it to display on your screen or monitor, you would have to know it’s address (or reference call) on the server. In the web world, the address is called the URL (Universal Resource Locator). Web servers can be located anywhere in the world and in order for your pc to locate the website you’re calling, your pc would have to get on a network such as the broadband you’re subscribed to.

Unlike books which are physical commodities, website pages are written in html codes in digital form. When you use a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome (your digital librarian) to request for a web page, your browser will interpret these html codes and output the information on the screen in pretty format prescribed by the codes. The html codes carry out tasks such as deciding the size and color of fonts, which image to display and whether a link opens up a new screen or not.

Web hosting, on the other hand, refers to the services provided by companies that run or maintain the web servers. Web hosting service allows your website to be stored on the internet and be accessible by users from all over the world. The criteria for choosing a web hosting company can vary depending on the business needs and budget available. www.siteground.com is a web hosting company that provides economical hosting solutions but at the same time have good reviews for reliability, security and technical support.(Please note: Meerwebs LLC is an affiliate member of Siteground.com. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, Meerwebs will receive an affiliate commission. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Internet Terminology

  • WWW – World Wide Web
  • HTTP – A communication protocol for computers or servers on the network to talk to each other
  • HTML – Display instructions or codes for web pages
  • URL – Universal Resource Location, the address of websites and web pages on servers
  • Web Server – Computer machines that deliver web pages

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