Basics need to know about hosting :
You are browsing the internet with an internet browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer on your PC computer or maybe Safari if you have a Mac.Whenever you go to a web address like www.prewebhost.com, your computer actually makes a DNS lookup to find the internet address (IP address 1) for “prewebhost.com”. This IP address is an address on the internet where another computer is waiting to serve your request. That other computer is called a web server. Your computer then contacts that web server and requests the homepage for the site www. prewebhost.com . The webserver sends that page to your computer over the internet, and your web browser will display it to you.When you click on a link, the same process repeats and you receive a new web page for your browser to display.
if you want other people to visit your web site with their own web browsers, you will need the following:
• A registered domain name like prewebhost.com
• A web server to serve requests for www. prewebhost.com
• An actual web site, that is: web content or web pages if you will, that the web server can send back to the requesting browser.
Get a domain name :
You need to make sure your chosen domain name is still available and you need to register it. A well know place for registering domain names is prewebhost.com but don?t register your domain there just yet. As you will find out, there are ways to get your domain as a free bonus at other places, i-e when signing up for web hosting.
Get a web server :
Unfortunately, you cannot use your own computer as a web server. That is because your own computer will not be online all the time. And when you?re not online, people would not be able to visit your website.
Beyond that, even if your computer were to be online all the time, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) would actually prevent you from using it as a web server through several different technical measures that are beyond the scope of article.
So, the better option will be to rent a little space on a web server that is professionally hosted by a web hosting company. The hosting company can also register your domain name for you and take care of mapping it to the IP address of their web servers. That makes it very easy for you to get started.