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What is web hosting?

by Sidick Allaladé on 6/10/2021

Updated at 3/02/2023

If you want to launch a website, an e-commerce site, or a web application, you will certainly need web hosting. The service is often misunderstood or confused with the native hosting of mobile applications, Apple store, Google Play and Windows store.

What is web hosting? What is it for? Do you need it? In the following lines, we will answer all these questions and much more on how to put a website or a web application online. 

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is the act of putting your web project on a computer in the web somewhere. Think of it as if you were selling out of town, and decided to spend a week at a friend's house. Your friend is your host, and the fact that he hosts you at his place, comes with a lot of advantages, for example access to a shower, a kitchen where you can prepare your own food etc. 

So your web project, be it a website, e-commerce site, custom web application etc.. also needs to be hosted somewhere in order to be accessible to the world. This somewhere is a computer called a server, which has for main characteristic to be always on (so that our site is accessible 24/24).

Your web hosting should vary depending on your needs, and you will need to choose the right type of web hosting.

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What is a web project?

A website, web application or any other web project is a folder containing different files that contain computer code. This computer code can be in different computer languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP, PYTHON etc.., no matter the language, the principle remains the same.

This file represents your web project, and to make it accessible on the web,

you will need a web hosting service provider.

That's it for the principle of web hosting, but there are many types of web hosting. 

If you want to host your website or a web project, do not hesitate to use the hosting services of our web agency in Montreal (Oshara)

Sidick Allaladé

Sidick Allalade, is Chief Technology Officer at Oshara INC and co-founder of the Osortoo web application. He loves solving complex IT problems, coding and everything IT. He has a good knowledge of online marketing and IT Governance, Audit and Security.
His experience spans hundreds of projects with companies of all sizes which makes him a valuable asset on any team.

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