Web Hosting: Brave And Quiet Heroes
Web hosting is not a glamorous occupation. Being a web host isn’t one of those things that cause friends to ask lots of questions about what you do. Pretty girls will not likely say, “That’s fascinating,” and mean it. When you are asked for specifics you may likely be able to spout a laundry list of technical jargon that may only have meaning for you. However, if it weren’t for the web hosts of this world ecommerce would not be a reality for the millions who love to shop online. We would not see information sites or game sites.
Sports and news would be relegated to talk radio or 24 hour news channels on TV. Without the advent of wide spread web hosting the Internet would be a series of techno-codes for an elite group of university professors and students. Web hosting has taken what was once a format for science and mathematics and simplified it for the rest of us. A web host takes care of hardware and software issues, they assure the uptime on your website and they take what may be difficult to understand and simplify it for all of us to use. Web hosts are the business partners of worldwide commerce.
These experts quietly assure continued operation of a website that has the potential to bring wealth to the site owner. I have said before that using a web host is a bit like buying an office, but it’s really more than that. You are responsible for the business part of your operation, the web host is responsible to make sure your office runs smoothly. That makes your web host a business partner and office manager. Not bad for someone so quiet. We tend to attach celebrity status to actors, sports stars and singers, yet many of us would never hear about the latest news of these icons if it weren’t for web hosts on the job to allow the information to be available online. Web hosts are heroes in their own quiet way, yet they don’t mind monitoring equipment, replacing servers, and installing new software to make your online experience the best it can be. The World Wide Web has opened up a world of opportunity for ecommerce and web hosting has led the way in making an online presence not only a possibility, but also an affordable means of fulfilling the dream of business ownership. Consider this a hearty salute to the brave men and women that keep our websites running and rarely receive the gratitude they deserve.