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What is Webhosting
Webhosting is a designation for a service of server capacity provision for customer's websites and applications. It is a type of hosting oriented on websites. The webhosting may also include the domain administration.

Webhosting is a designation for a service of server capacity provision for customer’s websites and applications. It is a type of hosting oriented on websites. The webhosting may also include the domain administration.

The main parameters of quality and level of webhosting services are:

  • Disk space
  • Connectivity
  • Amount of transferred data (traffic)
  • Availability
  • Technical Support
  • Technology Platform
  • Price and payment terms

What is webhosting for?

Webhosting use those organizations or entrepreneurs who need to run an information system or web pages and also do not want to take care of their IT infrastructure, which is needed for their operation. Therefore they use the hosting as a form of outsourcing processes, people and technical resources (information and communication technologies) that do not have or do not want to have. Responsibility is therefore transferred to the hosting provider. The range and quality of services among them is usually expressed as a level agreement (SLA).

Part of webhosting usually are:

  • Mailserver
  • FTP or FTPS account
  • Database support
  • Support for Open Source Content Management Systems - CMS
  • Periodic startup scripts - CRON
  • HTTPS support
  • Backup space
  • Service monitoring
  • Firewall

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Last update: 27.01.2016

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Courtney Thomas 23 days

Webhosting is something I was fimiliar with before but it was still interesting to read about it here. I actually wanted to know about Hosting only. I have an assignment due about it and I just don’t know where to look for it's content.

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