People start a hosting business for many reasons. A web agency, developer or IT professional usually needs to manage hosting on behalf of customers. This includes entrepreneurs intrested in starting a web hosting business. Whatever your reasons are, you face many questions. In this article I try to help clearning doubts giving answers. Bear in mind there isn't a complete step-by-step guide for such a big topic. After all, we're talking about jumping in a hyper-competitive and complex market. Before we even start, understand that to succeed you must be willing to learn new skills but not at the expense of customers.
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A web hosting service often shortened to web host is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for other servers located in their data center, called colocation , also known as housing in Latin America or France. Until , the Internet was restricted to use only " The World Wide Web protocols had only just been written   and not until the end of would there be a graphical web browser for Mac or Windows computers. To host a website on the internet , an individual or company would need their own computer or server. The owners of the websites, also called webmasters , would be able to create a website that would be hosted on the web hosting service's server and published to the web by the web hosting service.
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