What is Hosting?
A web host is a service provider that allows you to place your website on a computer (server) which is connected to the
Internet. This gives people who surf the Internet a way to access your website.
The computer that the web hosting company uses is like the computer
you have at home, the difference being that it is setup to “serve” websites and is therefore called a “server”.
It is a much more robust computer than the desktop pc at home and is usually loaded with countless software applications that make managing
websites much easier. At Tresor Digital Hosting, our web servers also hold applications that send and receive email, manage databases, work
with web browsers, filter spam, install website tools, run website programs and
scripts and much more.
A web host will typically have a fast connection to the Internet and may host
thousands of web sites on many servers. The web host essentially rents out space to
you so that you can get your website up on the World Wide Web.
Web servers are usually stored in Data Centers – also known as Network Operations
Centers (NOC). These NOCs contains many servers all connected to the Internet. It
is very expensive to own and operate a datacenter. Datacenters have reliable and
fast backbone connections to the Internet through several hubs and have
backup power systems, clean room atmospheres and very high security systems.
Most web hosting companies do not own a datacenter, but rather co-locate
servers remotely into a professional datacenter.
Tresor Digital Hosting’s web servers are stored in more than one data center (or NOC)
for security purposes and for proper balance of our network of servers. We do this to
provide a wider range of connectivity and reliability for our hosting customers.
This allows us (Tresor Digital) to ensure a 99% uptime for each of our clients’ websites.
There are literally thousands of web hosting companies in the marketplace, with
several types of plans and at different prices. It can be hard to wade through all the
options, especially if you are completely new to web hosting and just want to get
your website up on the web.
Get the web services that you need today at Tresor Digital.
Contact Us for more details.