[WEBINAR] The New Normal: Dealing with the Reality of an Unsecure World


Definition - What does Host mean?

A host is a type of Web server that stores, serves and manages websites and/or Web-based applications and services. It is a remote server that provides the collective hardware, software, storage and networking capabilities for hosting websites.

A host may is also known as a Web host.

Techopedia explains Host

A host acts as a replacement for an in-house Web server and is the basic building block behind Web hosting services. A host is built, delivered and managed by a hosting service provider that rents out host(s) some portion of its computing power by sharing those resources among several websites/users.

A host functions as a typical Web server but is generally shared and has a different delivery/access mode.

Key components of a host are:

  • Hardware: This includes the computing server, storage and other critical components of a Web server
  • Software: A basic operating system with specialized Web hosting and management software
  • Networks: Interconnectivity, data routing and other types of networking

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
"Techopedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.