If you’re here that means you’re trying to create a webste and are new to the World of Making Websites.
Sure , you’ve been surfing through the internet for years but do you know how it works?
When i first tried to make a website, i was amazed by how actually websites work and one of the most IMportant thing in creating a website is a Web Host.
We’ve all used the Windows and know how to get to a file in a particular folder. right?
Sometimes , in the address bar above the File Explorer you might have seen an address like
OR LIKE THIS
So that is how you access files.
Websites are no different. when you type in a URL in your Address bar of a Browser it takes you to that folder on the internet and open that file you’ve asked for. e.g.
so the browser goes to the folder on the internet and opens the Home.html file that is stored there. Yes. all the webpages you see, even this one, is actually a file stored in some drive in some computer.
so that is how I think you’ll understand what a Host is.
A host is where you’ll store all the parts of your website like the homepage.html, any images e.t.c.
and it is thus a basic part of creating a website as it is the place where you’ve kept and stored your website and put it on the internet where others can open it, much like you can open a file your D or C drive.
Here want to say that all the above knowledge is from my own Experience and may be wrong. feel free to correct me!
Hope this helps you ACHIEVE YOUR WEB DREAMS AND HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD WIDE WEB A LITTLE BETTER.