Service Scope

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Service scope

The scopes of hosting services vary widely. The most basic is file hosting (or Web page hosting), where Web pages and other files can be uploaded via FTP or a Web interface. The files are usually delivered to the Web “as is” or with little processing. Many ISPs offer this service for free to its subscribers. People can also obtain Web page hosting from services such as GeoCities or Angelfire. Web page hosting is typically free, advertisement sponsored, or cheap.

Web page hosting is typically sufficient only for personal home pages. A complex site calls for a more comprehensive package that provide database support and application development platforms (e.g. PHP, Java, and ASP.NET). These facilities allow the customers to write or install scripts for applications like forums and content management. For e-commerce, SSL is also required. The host may also provide a Web interface (e.g. cPanel) for managing the Web server and installing scripts as well as other services like e-mail.

Some hosts specialize in certain software or services (e.g. e-commerce). They are commonly used by larger companies to outsource network infrastructure to a hosting company.

Webhosting basics

Web hosting is a service that provides individuals, organizations and users with online systems for storing information, images, video, or any content accessible via the Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be located in their data center.

Web Hosting Compression

We originally posted an article about web hosting compression written by  However, they do not allow non-profit educational organizations to use their articles.  therefore, we will post other informational articles and news about web hosting compression.

There are many utilities on the Internet in which users can compress their files to create a better web hosting environment.  One of them is winzip.  Another web hosting compression tool is GZIP, a Unix compression standard.  It has been used in bothWeb servers and browsers for web hosting compression purpose.


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