You have your new business all established now and you're ready to take the next step and set up a website to tell the online world that you are here and you have something to offer. You found a catchy domain name to call your own , and now ... What to do? Well, the answer is that you need to find web hosting for the site you are going to build. So what does that mean and how do you know what type of web hosting you need ? First let's start with the basics .
Everything is web hosting anyway?
In simple terms , web hosting is renting space on a web server. A website is not just a domain name , it is a collection of files linked together by HTML code to display text and graphics on a computer. For everyone to see this collection of files you 've created, it must be installed on a computer somewhere that has access to the internet. Not just any computer will do, of course . A web server is configured with a special computer program that allows it to receive requests from the internet for the website files it has stored on it and to send those files over the Internet to the computer applicant can show . It looks much like a waiter in a restaurant taking your order and bringing the food you ask the kitchen , hence the name "server" .