What is "Web Hosting" and why do I need a "Web Host?"

Every web site needs a "web host" or a server so people can connect and view your web site.

HostIowa.net, Iowa Web HostingIn simple terms, web hosting is like an online Post Office Box. If you want to send a package, you simply put an address on your mail and send it. The Internet is very similar, but your address is replaced with a like www.hostiowa.net.

When someone types in your domain name, their computer works with the Internet to find the "web host" for the domain. Their computer connects to the host server to display the web page.

Example: You want to browse Knoxville Raceway's web site.

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