Web hosting is considered to be the business practice for providing bandwidth and space on a computer server which is high-powered and connected to the internet at high speed. It is a well known fact that hosting companies have to maintain large networks of various high-powered web servers at the physical locations which are known as data centers. The data centers have a high speed connection to the internet, primary and backup power and the security checking staff. Some of the hosting necessities are as follows:
Server and hardware necessities:
If you are planning to put up a new website for your business, firstly, the programming situations including Visual Basic Scripts, Active Server Pages (ASP), and MSSQL must be there. It is necessary that the web hosting service must be able to support Windows display places including Windows 2000 servers or Windows NT.
Bandwidth and disk space requirements
There is another necessity for web hosting which is bandwidth and disk space. If your website does not have heavy JPEG image files and content, the disk space requirements will be different than from the video sharing and music websites. The space required up to 200 MB to 500MB disk space is enough in that case. But in case of music and video sharing websites, the minimum requirement is up to 500 MB to 1000 MB.
Generally online video sites will have to upload heavy files of movies and TV series. If they use a shared shared hosting, it might make the site very slow. These sites have to go for a dedicated hosting which is very costly.
The bandwidth of the website depends upon the probable visitors visiting the website. Heavy traffic websites needs more bandwidth than the one which do not have many visitors. In that case you can opt for 40GB to 100GB bandwidth in providing hosting services.