• Choosing a web-hosting service: The ins and outs

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    SMALL-BUSINESS WEBSITES

    By Will Fastie

    The heart of the Web consists of millions of web servers, constantly streaming out trillions of webpages.

    Relatively speaking, web servers are simple affairs — but choosing whose servers will host your website … not so much.

    Years ago, a brilliant programmer I know once quipped that he could build a web server with just 12 lines of code. He was probably correct: for an exceptionally simple website, one containing nothing but text-based HTML, serving up pages is nothing more than requesting a file from the server and rendering it in a web browser.

    Today’s websites are, of course, far more complex.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.32.0 (2020-08-17).