Web development and hosting are fundamental steps in turning your website development project from an idea into a live and usable website. To get the most out of your website development project, you need to hire a professional website development and hosting expert, or use the services of a web development and hosting company. In this article we answer some common website development and hosting questions to help you get started with your website development project.
Simply put, website development specifically refers to the design, build, coding and overall creation of a website for use over the World Wide Web or a private intranet. Whereas website development refers specifically to the development of websites, web development is a much broader term which refers to the development of web applications such as websites, online games, internet platforms and applications and e-commerce businesses
Website hosting is a type of internet-based service "hosting" service which allows businesses and individuals to make their websites "go live" and be accessible over the World Wide Web. Website hosting involves the use of server space on which websites, web pages and web applications can be hosted. There are different types of website hosting services available, all of which support the different types of web applications that are available over the internet. Simple website hosting supports basic web pages and websites, whereas more complex website hosting that provides database support is required for larger and more complicated websites and web applications.
Website development and hosting services are website development packages which combine extensive website development with affordable internet connectivity and website hosting services. Website development companies purchase massive amounts of server space for the temporary hosting of the sites which they create during a typical website development process. Some website development companies will then "lease" some of this server space to clients that purchase website development and hosting services from them.
Although you can purchase website development and hosting services from separate providers, it is often more cost-effective and manageable to purchase both website development and hosting services as a package from professional web development and hosting companies. A company that has built your website through a web development and hosting service will understand exactly how much server space that website needs and any support which needs to be provided for the maintenance and management of the website in addition to straightforward web hosting. Professional web development and hosting companies also tend to have much more reliable servers which are less susceptible to downtime, providing you with a great service which ensures that your website or web application is accessible for long periods of time.
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