<World-Wide Web, business> Running web servers for other businesses or individuals, usually as a commercial venture. Basic web hosting would allow customers to upload own web site content - HTML pages, images, video - typically via FTP, to a shared web server which other people can access via the Internet.
A web hosting businesses may provide any or all of the functions required by a web site including: networking, HTTP server software, content storage, content management, running customer or off-the-shelf CGI programs, ASP scripts or other server extentions, load balancing, streaming content, domain name registration, DNS serving, electronic mail storage and forwarding, database, shell account, content design and creation, search engine optimisation, web log analysis and web applications such as on-line shopping with financial transaction processing.
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