What is Web Hosting

Web hosting is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals, companies or organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web.

In general, most websites are intended to be viewed by anyone on the Internet, at any time. If you want anyone on the Internet to be able to view your website at any time, you need to make sure your website is running on a computer which is connected to the Internet 24 hours per day, 7 days per week (24/7).

You probably thought that ‘I built my website on my computer and I can visit the website well, then why I need a web hosting?’ The thing is that your computer is not public to the Internet, when others want to visit the website on your computer through Internet, they will need to ask your permission to do that. And also you cannot keep your computer running around the clock.

After you bought a web hosting service from a web host (provider of web hosting service), they will setup a web hosting account for you and provide you a control panel and some other information to manage your web hosting. You can then upload your website to your web hosting server with FTP information provided by the web host to make it accessible to anyone at anytime on the Internet.

What is Disk Space

In webhosting industry, disk space refers to the amount of physical space you are allocated by your web host. Disk space is exactly the same as the space you have available on your home computer – it is measured in the same units (GB & MB) and means the same thing.

Websites themselves often don’t take up much space, but this depends on what the website offers. When choosing a new web host, you will have to take the amount of disk space they offer into consideration and make sure it is enough for your needs. For example, if your website will have lots of pictures or mp3 files then you’ll need to choose a webhost solution with big disk space as pics and mp3 files will use lots of disk space.

Bare in mind that the disk space web hosting companies offer often also include the amount of space you are allowed on your email accounts. If you’re planning on having a lot of email accounts set-up for a lot of different people, then this may begin to take up a lot of space depending on the email services that you decide to use.

So disk space is one of the most important factor you need to consider when choosing your best webhosting service.