Web Hosting Basics
This post was generously submitted by Philip M. Hofer (“Frumph”), ComicPress theme developer and creator of the Comic Easel WordPress plugin (Comiceasel.com).
Hosting is the ‘place’ on the web where your site is located and being delivered to its audience. The Internet is not magic. Your site is on a computer somewhere. When you go to a Web site by way of its address (URL) in your browser, you’re contacting a host, which then makes a request for the page to be displayed by its Web daemon. There are several types of hosting available: free (managed), shared, VPS and dedicated.