What is Web Hosting and what types of Hosting? Your comprehensive guide to web hosting.
1-What does hosting mean? How do I benefit from it? Where do I get it?
Hosting (or as some call it web hosting, hosting or web host, name it as you like, it’s), the confusing word for many of us, and we’re here to explain what it is about, what it means, what kind it’s right for you, and what’s the difference between the companies offered to host? And, of course, the most important thing, the prices!
To understand the meaning of hosting websites, let us talk a little bit about how the sites work, and how to connect to the Internet, before that, to emphasize the Internet work we learned at school (a group of networks connected to each other across the world), that is, any website must be connected to the Internet for the world to access.
Excellent, so where is this location? The location and content of the site must be “hosted” for people to access, and this place must be permanently connected, secured from hacking, high speed, high throughput, and many other features, This is where you will place your site.
The hosting companies, which provide you with this place, have come up to put your site files on, the website (any site in the world) works in this way, but the difference between a site that has 100 visitors a month and a site that has one million visitors is the specification of this server (the place) that hosts the site. Economic hosts are not a fully reserved server, usually part of a virtual server on the Internet, i.e. there is no tangible server hosting the site.
Let’s be a little more complicated here, we explained it in another article about server types and hosted, but what to say here is that global sites are not on a fictitious server, and there are sites like Google and Facebook that are on a Server Farms “farm.” You can be one of the largest data center you’ve ever seen, so you can accommodate millions of requests in a second.
The next video takes you on a tour to view a data center (Server farm) Google
2-What is the difference between hosting and domain (domain name)?
You may be wondering now: What is the link between the domain name and hosting?
In our scope article, we said that it is possible to buy a range of a company, host from another company, or in the dominant case the domain (domain) of the same company is that you will get the two mummens free of charge when you buy the hosting from the same company, we will simply talk here about how the Domenine system works in the world. Let’s understand how Dominik is linked to your site and what the difference is actually between the two days and hosting.
When you enter the address of any site on the Web page, the process of converting the site name to IP, and the system responsible for converting sites from names to IPS is called DNS, a shortcut to the Domain Name System, which is a pyramid, we will not elaborate here. But what matters to us is that when we are asked about our site (our domain name), the request will be routed to a server named Name Server managed by the hosting company, and this server will respond to the request that the required domain is on the IP and so on.
Not clear enough? Let’s apply it to the site you are reading from now.
When you type the site name on your browser hostingtops.net, the DNS server will communicate with the pyramid’s head here, which are global servers that forward these requests to responsible servers. One of the world’s primary DNS servers will respond to your request that the two requested servers are managed by the server at the following DNS server address:
Then your DNS server will ask this server for the hostingtops.net domain, where is it? This server is actually managed by the hosting company that hosts this site, FastComet, the server will reply to your DNS server with the address of the hosting server that this domain refers to! Somewhat complicated, right? This process occurs in parts of a second by the way.
If both servers and hosting are from the same company, the settings for domain forwarding are ready, but when hosting is from another domain, the hosting company will give you its name servers to link them to your domain name, when your domain is queried, The name server owned by the hosting company will be known to the company from which you purchased your domain, and will direct the request to your site based on this information that you have received from the hosting company.