What Does the Web Host Do?
A web host is a service provider that allows you to place your web site 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 similar to the computer you have at home, the difference being that it is set up 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. A web
server also holds 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.
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