What is a hosting?

Víctor Ramírez
One of the most recurrent questions that people ask themselves when implementing web development is, what is a hosting?

In short, a cloud hosting is a "space" with the necessary specs that allows a website to be accessed by different devices (computers, cell phones, tablets, etc.) through the Internet.

An analogy to better understand this concept is to think of hosting as an apartment building in which different families (websites) live together. Each family has its own space, with similar structural characteristics such as: area, number of rooms and bathrooms, but they differ in that elements such as furniture, appliances, belongings, and others, differ from one apartment to another. In the same way, families only own their space, and no other neighbor can use it.

In retrospect, this apartment building is a shared hosting, in which under the same server, multiple websites are hosted and share the infrastructure of the building, always respecting the space of the other hosted sites.

When the demands of a website exceed those offered by shared hosting, it is necessary to speak of a dedicated hosting, which is a server for exclusive use, i.e., it is not shared with other websites. These requirements may be related to issues of hard disk capacity, limitation of traffic for uploads and downloads, processing capacity and availability, among others. Returning to the analogy, it’s like the entire building was intended for a single family.

It is important that before acquiring a hosting in the market, must be considered the type of website we want to host, i.e., it is not the same to host a brochure than a marketplace. For this, it is advisable to consult with the developer company since elements such as the technology used on the site, number of expected connections and site load must be considered.

For those who have just entered the digital world and are testing a CMS such as Wordpress or Joomla, it is important that they acquire a hosting specialized in hosting these types of sites.

At Bildu Company, our hosting infrastructure is on virtual servers in Amazon Web Service y Google Cloud, through which we provide high availability, security and reliability for multiple websites, applications and software designed and developed in a wide range of technologies.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns. I hope this article has been useful.