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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Why Hosting is Needed

Hosting is needed by websites to keep them accessible at all times. Web sites are hosted on servers, which are special computer systems that are kept running 24 hours a day. When you type in a web site address or send an email, a Domain Name Server is contacted (normally managed by your internet provider) and it is then routed to the correct server, which is hosting the required content.

Hosting can handle more than just emails and web site storage though. Databases, and even your company server can be "co-located", so that your company files can be accessed quickly from Wangara, Joondalup, or Tokyo! This is especially useful if you have a Terminal Server. For more information, please feel free to contact us!