What is Web Hosting
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to provide their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provides space on a server for use by clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Elevology also provides data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers we do not own to be located in their data center, called colocation.
The scope of hosting services vary widely. The most basic is a web page and small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a Web interface. The files are usually delivered to the Web "as is" or with little processing. People can also obtain Web page hosting from other, alternative service providers. Personal web site hosting is typically inexpensive. Business web site hosting often has a higher expense.
Single page hosting is generally sufficient only for personal web pages. A complex site calls for a more comprehensive package that provides database support and application development platforms (e.g. PHP, Java, Ruby on Rails, and ASP.NET). These facilities allow the customers to write or install scripts for applications like forums and content management. For e-commerce, SSL is also required for security and PCI compliance.