What is Web Hosting and How Does it Work?

What is Web Hosting and How Does it Work?

In 2021 most business is going online and if you are new to the online world, it can all get a little bit confusing so we will take you through step by step this article starts with a general understanding of what is web hosting and how does it work?  

We will continue to write a series of articles published once per week to take you through everything you need to know and understand, including, Domain Registration, Types of hosting packages, Website platforms and what to use Marketing strategies, and much more if you like this read sign up to stay up to date. 

What is website hosting?

Web hosting is an online service that allows you to house your website or web application on the world wide web. When you sign up for a web hosting plan, you are basically renting some space on a server where you store files and data that are necessary for your website to work properly.

A server is a computer that is made to run without interruption so that your website is live and available all the time for visitors to see it. Web hosts are responsible for keeping that server up and running, protecting it from malicious attacks so your visitors can enjoy the user experience on your website.

When you decide to start a new website, there are several things you need to consider and one of them will be to find a web hosting provider that will supply you with a decent server to host your website. The web host you choose will store all your files, assets, and Databases on the Server. Whenever someone types your URL know as Domain Name into the address bar of any browser, your host transfers all the files that are required to match that request.

For that reason, you need to choose a hosting plan that is a perfect fit for your needs. This may sound very similar to the housing market and renting property you must pay rent every month on time to keep the hosting plan running continuously smoothly and effectively.

To reduce uncertainty, Anika’s shared hosting plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee so that you can see the reliability and quality of the service before you commit. This is an excellent opportunity for customers to see if our services really meet your expectation. Anika Hosting offers scalable hosting solutions for all, the perfect partnership for new businesses looking to grow and easily scale up resources as their business increases and traffic grows.

What makes this perfect? The fact you do not require any programming knowledge to perform regular site tasks. Here is an example, you can upload HTML or any other files to the server, install various content management systems like WordPress or Drupal, access your database, and schedule backups or create manual backups for your site with ease.

Besides providing server space for your website, Anika Hosting can also provide other related services to help you manage your website such as:

  • Email hosting and page builders
  • 24/7 customer support service
  • SSL certificates
  • Developer tools
  • Automated website backups
  • Easy one-click installations for WordPress or Drupal and many more

Types of web hosting

Almost all web hosts offer different types of hosting services so that they can serve the needs of various client requirements some clients want to build a simple blog for personal reasons and others may own a large online business that will need a major platform or eCommerce website. Here are the most popular options available:

A good plan amongst new starters is to start small and start marketing so that when your site starts to engage with more users and higher traffic numbers, upgrade to a more advanced plan.

You can view our plans by clicking on the types of hosting list above. Our next post is going to describe each type of hosting plan in more detail so make sure you subscribe to our mailing list and social accounts to stay up to date.

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