Web Hosting Glossary

Glossary of Hosting Terms

Understanding Web Hosting Terminology

Tuesday, 22 January 2008 at 20:30 GMT, by SiteAdminn

Choosing the best web hosting provider involves more than just comparing the price tags and the amount of server space per account. Web Hosting Service Pro has defined some key terms and concepts necessary to understand exactly what web hosting is, and to help you make a more informed hosting decision.


.Understanding what .com is

.com which stands for the COM in the word COMMERCIAL, is the generic top-level domain (gTLD) used on the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS). The Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) helps users find websites based on unique IP addresses. IP address, which refers to "IP - Internet Protocol" is a series of numbers like a telephone number. The DNS (Domain Name System) makes surfing the web user friendly by tying these IP addresses to unique "domain name" - rather than the IP address itself. So, for example, instead of typing the IP address of, you can simply type; www.register.com 

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Business Web Hosting

Business Web Hosting is about finding the right technical solutions to meet your business needs

Business Web Hosting, or matching your business requirements with the specific resources of the best web hosting solution is critical to online business success. Some key business web hosting factors and features to consider include email capability, e-commerce, overall price, reliability, customer service, technical support, features, security, storage space, bandwidth, web stats, dedicated hosting vs. shared hosting. What are your business requirements as it relates to it's web hosting? 

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Choosing a Web Hosting Provider

Knowing your website requirements before you start shopping is key to Choosing a Web Hosting Provider

Choosing a Web Hosting Provider can be simple if you know what you need before you start looking. Understanding your website technical and business reqquirements are key to choosing the right web hosting provider. In this simple artlies, Web Hosting Service Pro talks about what you can do to help make the choice of Web Host easier, and some important questions you should know the answers to before you sign up.

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Dedicated Servers

Dedicated Servers provide complete control and flexability, but usually at a higher price than shared hosting solutions

Dedicated Servers, also referred to as 'Dedicated Hosting' is a specific type of web hosting that involved use of a single server, that is dedicated, or for the specific use of a single website. Typically, these servers are owned by a Web Hosting Company and are leased or rented to a single customer. Dedicated servers are used when the web site has unique needs such as secure database configurations, large amount of transferred data or require large amounts of disc space are required.

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Domain Hosting

Domain Hosting; getting a domain name up and live online requires web hosting

Domain Hosting simply refers to the actual hosting of your domain name. In the process of getting a website live and online, users must go to a registrar of Domain names and purchase a URL. Once paid for by the owner, the Domain name must them be pointed to a server, where the web site can reside. This is also referred to as Domain Hosting. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has developed a system of suffixes to identify which Top Level Domain (TLD) a site belongs to, such as .com, .org, .net, .edu. Once Domain Hosting is secured, the owner of the name ties the IP address of server hosting the site and the domain name together.

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Shared Web Hosting

Shared Web Hosting is an economical hosting solution that lets webmasters share server resources

Shared Web Hosting is a specific hosting arrangement where several sites share the system resources of a server, or group of servers. Utilization of bandwidth, disc space, email accounts, and many other hosting services are predetermined and measured into packages, or hosting plans. Shared Web Hosting plans are then sold in several different size and price variations to meet the specific needs of each customer.

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Web Hosting

Web Hosting gives a website (or web baded application) a place to be stored, and viewed via the world wide web

Web Hosting Web Hosting refers to finding 'virtual real estate' or a parking place for your web site. This virtual real estate is simply some space on a server, that is accessible via the World Wide Web. A Web hosting company provides server space, Web services and administrative maintenance for Web sites controlled by individuals or companies that do not have their own Web servers. While many services allow subscribers a small amount of server space to host a personal Web page, professional web based applications require more sophistical web hosting scenarios. Also see Dedicated Servers, and Shared Web Hosting for more information.

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Website Builder

Making the most out of Website Builder Tools

From hand coding with text pad to database integration with Cold Fusion, Website Builder tools have come a long way. Building websites has evolved a great deal over the last 10 years, and web builder applications are a must for modern web development efforts. Tools give website builders an advantage by providing a library of existing application resources to utilize, as well as WC3 Compliance checkers to assure source code meets the strict compliance definitions laid out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Web Hosting Service Pros experts take a look at some popular website builder application, and provides an overview of the evolution of these popular and valuable website builder tools.

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