HiTechValue Inc.

What is a web host?

Monday, 01 September 2014 by Kirk Yedinak

A web host is a service provider that places your web site on a computer which is connected to the internet. The term for this ‘computer’ is called a server.

A web hosting provider will typically have a fast connection to the Internet and they may host thousands of web sites on many servers. The web host essentially rents out space to you so that you can get your website up on the world wide web.

With a well-managed web host, you can free yourself from worrying about the up-keep of complicated server technology and proper technical maintenance. That’s the whole purpose of the web hosting companies. You should leave the technical work to HiTechValue Inc. while you focus on your own internet business.

There are two reasons that explain why the entire web hosting plans listed here are so cheap. Firstly, we divide our servers into a certain number of entities and sell those entities to the customers. With a single server, we can rent out server space to a few hundred clients, thus reducing the cost tremendously. Secondly, we use a Unix platform, a relatively cheaper platform than a Windows platform. Unix prides itself to have better reliability and stability which is essential to a web business.

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