Web Hosting FAQ

What is web hosting?

A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center

What is the difference between Linux and Windows web hosting?

Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems. Linux is the most popular operating system for web servers. Since Linux-based hosting is more popular, it has more of the features web designers expect. So unless you have websites which need specific Windows applications, Linux is the preferred choice.

Linux or Windows?

It's impossible to make a general recommendation because your choice depents on the requirements of your hosting or website project. If you are using ASP, .NET, Microsoft Access or Microsoft SQL go for Windows, , since these technologies will not work with Linux. If you prefer to use PHP, Perl or MySQL, then Linux is the simpler choice. But Linux has the advantage of working on 70% of webservers worldwide, so that might be a minor advantage.

What is domain name?

Domain name is your web site address, like www.top9hosting.com

What is bandwidth?

Bandwidth is the measurement of data that is sent from your web host's server down to the visitors computer. If you have a lot of visitors and they all download large files from you, then you will need a great amount of bandwidth.

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