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Understanding Hosting

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page on to the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers.

When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser.

Most hosting companies require that you own your domain name in order to host with them. If you do not have a domain name, the hosting companies will help you purchase one.


What is a domain name?

A domain is the name of your website. Before you can run a website, you will need a domain.

It is not something physical that you can touch or see; it is merely a string of characters that give your website an identity (yes, a name, like human and businesses). Now, here are some quick examples: Google.com is a domain name; so are Facebook.com, as well as Twitter.com. To have your own domain, you will need to register your domain with a domain registrar.

 

What is email hosting?

Email hosting is a service that runs email servers. Put simply, if you own a domain name and want email service on that domain name, you would need to sign up for an email hosting service.

Using a professional email hosting service should give you peace of mind. You should be able to focus on your business while the email hosting provider manages your email service. Most email hosting providers offer a rich set of webmail features including unlimited aliases, unlimited forwarders, autoresponders, large attachments, robust spam/virus protection, mail rules, IMAP/POP3, online storage, calendars, mailing lists, whitelists, blacklists, backups, archiving, folder management, contacts management, etc. You would also be able to access your email from anywhere using webmail, smartphone and your favorite email client such as Outlook.

Best of all, professional email hosting service is very affordable. It eliminates the need for in-house email servers and IT people to manage those email servers.

 

How can Netcom Zimbabwe help?

Netcom provides all these services, conveniently bundled in our Hosting Packages. We offer professional hosting solutions, which included: Web Hosting, E-mail Hosting and Domain Registration. Take advantage of our hosting solutions by visitng our Web Hosting page and signing up.

 

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