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



    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).