Friday, September 25, 2009

Over 3000 FREE Coloring Pages to Print and Color.
Coloring pages, Disney coloring pages, Marvel coloring page, favorite characters, games,

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

What is web hosting?

A web host is a company that has computers that are hooked up to the internet 24/7. These computers are called servers and they are assigned IP numbers in order that they may be found by other computers hooked up to the internet. It is on these servers that all your web files are stored, be they HTML files (web pages), graphic files, CSS files, Java scripts etc.

When you type a web address into the address bar of your browser and then hit Go, your browser sends out a request to 'get' that web page. The request travels across the internet to the appropriate web server and attempts to locate the web page on that server. If the request is successful (web page exists) then that web page will load to your web browser.

These web hosting servers that store and serve up web pages to the internet cost money to set up, configure and maintain and this is why web hosting providers typically charge you a monthly or yearly fee for their service. This allow you to:

  1. Save your web files to their web server (called uploading)
  2. Make files available to the internet (called downloading)
Web hosting has become a very competitive business and, in order to entice more customers to sign up with them, web hosts now offer all kinds of nice features to their deals or web hosting packages they make available.

How Much Do Web Hosting Cost?

Affordable web hosting companies are available across the net. Most charge a small monthly fee to have your site professionally hosted. It's just a matter of finding the best deal with regards to all the options and features that typically accompany a web hosting package.

My recommendation: hosting plans are ideal for most individuals and small businesses. They are affordable, reliable place to host your site, offering features like a 99.9% network uptime commitment and 24/7 support.