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What is Web Hosting

What is Web Hosting?

Normally people are confused about categories used in the Hosting World so we will briefly cover all of the used words & their synonyms in these list of articles.

Web Hosting or Website Hosting comes from the word "HOST" which simply means to to receive or entertain the people termed as guest who arrive at their location. Hosting is also termed out to be receiving or entertaining other people or group of people at a specific home/business.

so Web Hosting is a mechanism to entertain request generating from people to fulfill their Web Requests & provide them Web Response with their required parameters or results. But you still be more confined & precise while choosing a right Web Hosting Company.

Let's concentrate  firstly on some basic terms discussed above.

What is a Web Request?

There many types of web requests & some of them are discussed as:

Http Request: 

When a web page queries a Web Server Hosting a web page through a web browser using the protocol HTTP then the request generated is named as Http Request.

Https Request: 

When a web page queries a Web Server Hosting a web page through a web browser using the protocol HTTPS then the request generated is named as Http Request.

Web Servers

A Web Server is a system (either software or hardware) that handles and manages requests generated from the web clients like browsers or other HTTP request generators.

There are many web servers while most famous out of them are the followings:

IIS:

IIS stands for Internet Information Services & this is a web server used on Windows Operation System.

Apache:

Apache is another web server which is used by most of the Web Hosting companies using Linux, Centos & other Unix Based Operating Systems.
NGINX:

Nginx is another web server which behaves as a full web server along with it's quality for becoming a reverse proxy to speed up HTTPS processes with SSL Termination.

When it comes to host your website on a secure & affordable web server, you might be thinking of different approaches & techniques & terminologies used for web hosting industry. We will discuss & try to cover almost all of them individually in order to have a brief introduction of each of them separately on next new articles.



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