A website is made up from many different types of files, from images and videos to documents holding the website code. Web hosting is a server that holds the files for your website so the files can be accessed on the internet. Hosting is very similar to sharing your computer files with another computer but on a much bigger scale; because the public can access your website a web host must be able to handle hundreds and sometimes thousands of people visiting the website (accessing files) simultaneously. Therefore web hosts are much more powerful than your average home computer.
Hosting is offered by a number of different companies and is charged on a monthly or annual basis. Here at Ocreative, the majority of our clients host their website and email with us. Since our founding back in 2003, we’ve had our own servers. For a several years, we have partnered with a great IT company called Datapipe for our own high-powered, enterprise hybrid cloud solutions.