The world wide web has been around since the mid-90′s yet we still regularly get asked “what is hosting anyway?”. As someone who’s been building websites since the start I forget that the internet, the world wide web, domain names, email etc can all be very foreign to people. It must seem very intangible if you’re not used to working with computers and servers.
So here is my quick overview on how website hosting works and what it does.
What is a website?
Firstly we need to discuss what a website actually is. At it’s very basic level, a website is the representation of programming code called HTML (hyper text markup language). HTML is the language that developers use to describe how the [...]