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web hosting

noun
1.
the business of providing various services, hardware, and software for websites, as storage and maintenance of site files on a server.
Also, Web hosting.
Related forms
web host, noun
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Contemporary definitions for web hosting
noun

a business providing hardware and services to store, maintain, and present Web sites and provide Internet connection to those sites

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computing

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web hosting in Technology
World-Wide Web
Serving web pages for other businesses or individuals, usually as a commercial service. The most basic web hosting would be to store some HTML files on a shared web server, but a web hosting businesses may provide any or all of the functions required by a web site: networking, HTTP server software, content storage, content management, running customer or off-the-shelf CGI programs, ASP scripts or other server extentions, load balancing, streaming content, domain name registration, DNS serving, electronic mail storage and forwarding, database, shell account, content design and creation, search engine optimisation, web log analysis.
(2008-04-15)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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