What is hosting?

 What is hosting?


Hosting is renting space for a website on a foreign server. Landlord server is known as a provider of web hosting (web space hosting). With hosting you can put your website on the internet without having your own server.

Range of prices for webhosting are from a few CZK to several thousand CZK per month. There is also a free version called freehosting. Freehosting usually does not include any warranty regarding the functionality, it has limited technical support. It is often associated with freehosting placing ads on the site. Hosting providers usually offer scripting technologies PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, etc., of the databases are offered primarily MySQL, PostgreSQL and MS SQL.

Pages on the server are copied mainly by FTP. Webhosting is only the actual placement of the pages on the provider's server. For internet users to get to the pages, you need to be registered to the domain name (for example, my-domena.cz).

Part of webhosting services are also e-mail inboxes with anti-spam and antivirus filters, download mail into the mail client using POP3 or IMAP, SMTP sending. There is also technical support for customers, ie the possibility of any technical problems or questions contact the provider by telephone, e-mail, ICQ, Skype, etc. In the case of higher demands on speed, reliability and support services, and technology is the next step serverhosting when the customer rented the entire server (or other alternatives, such as virtual servers).