January 10, 2023

What is Web Hosting and How Does It Work?

Web hosting, domain names, DNS servers, HTML? Let's learn how all these things run your website!

What is a Website?

A website is a collection of interconnected web pages that can be accessed through the internet using a web browser. To create a website, a person or organization needs to have a domain name and a web hosting service.

What is a Domain Name?

The domain name is the address of the website, such as skycomp.ca. It is registered through a domain registrar like Skycomp Solutions and points to the web server where the website is hosted.

Web Hosting Services?

The web hosting service is a computer or a group of computers that store the website's files and make them available to all users. When a user types in a domain name into their web browser, it sends a request to the web server to access the website.

The web server then responds by sending the HTML files of the website to the user's computer. HTML is a coding language that is used to structure and format the content of a website.

The web browser then interprets the HTML code and renders the website on the user's screen. It also retrieves any additional resources, such as images and videos, that are needed to display the website correctly.

Here at Skycomp we use a program called CPanel, this software is a web interface to help you manage all aspects of your web hosting. From domain names, DNS, to email addresses and databases.

Hosting a website with Skycomp

To a host a website with us, we need to acquire you a domain name or give us control of an already existing domain name you own. We would then use that domain name to create a new hosting account in CPanel and provide you with the credentials you need to login. 

From there you and/or your web developer partner would use CPanel to add the website files to the web server where they would then be available to the internet for all to see!

As your IT Support Partner we take care of all aspects of your website, but that is not to be mistaken for building you website, which you will want a dedicated web developer to do.

That was a quick introduction on how web hosting works! If you would like to get in contact with us to host your website click here!

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