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WA web host or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed on the internet. Websites are hosted, or stored on special computers called servers. Web hosting is very important and cant be overlooked. Lets give you an
insight into this..

Hosting providers are an organization that provides the tools and
server space you need to get your site hosted, live, and ready for
Hosting providers are in charge of all types of tech you need to get
your site hosted. They can be described as the heart of web.

These web hosts provide the servers that deliver your site to your users.
Besides providing a server space for your website, hosting providers
also offer other services related to website management, such as:

SSL certificates (for secure sites using the https://  protocol)
Email hosting
Page builders
Developer tools
Customer support service (frequently with live chat)
Automated website backups
One-click software installs (e.g. for WordPress or Drupal)

To simplify things, servers are computers that deliver web pages. They
act as a storehouse for data that connects your website with browsers.

Lets classify web hosting into four (4) different categories…

1. Smaller hosting services

Small-scale file hosting is all about uploading Files using Transfer
Protocol (FTP) or a Web interface. The files are usually delivered to
the Web “as is” or with minimal processing. Many Internet service
providers (ISPs) offer this service free to subscribers. Individuals
and organizations may also obtain Web page hosting from alternative
service providers.

2. Free web hosting services

This services is usually offered by
companies with limited services, sometimes supported by
advertisements, and often limited when compared to paid hosting.

3. Single page hosting is generally sufficient for personal web pages.

Personal web site hosting is free, advertisement-sponsored, or
inexpensive. Business web site hosting often has a higher expense
depending upon the size and type of the site.

4. Larger hosting services

Many large companies that are not Internet service providers need to
be permanently connected to the web to send email, files, etc. to
other sites. The company may use the computer as a website host to
provide details of their goods and services and facilities for online

A complex site calls for a more comprehensive package that provides
database support and application development platforms (e.g. ASP.NET,
ColdFusion, Java EE, Perl/Plack, PHP or Ruby on Rails). These
facilities allow customers to write or install scripts for
applications like forums and content management. Also, Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL) is typically used for websites that wish to keep the data
transmitted more secure.

Fortran House offers various plans suitable for anybody, ranging from
plan with very little space to very huge plans. You can also upgrade
your plan at any time, if you think the current hosting package you
have is too small.