Some of our clients are unfamiliar with the terms “host” and “server”. We’ve written this article to help explain that.
The Internet is, essentially, a series of computers connected via wires or satellite. Just like calling someone on your phone connects you directly to them, visiting a website on the Internet is connecting to a computer somewhere and viewing the files stored on that computer.
Computers that existing solely to show websites to people are called web-servers. The companies that create and manage these are called hosts. Our company is a host and we provide this server to clients whose website’s we’ve built or marketing we’re managing.