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How a Web Gets "Served"

To serve your information to the World Wide Web, you need a computer with Web server software and a full-time, high-speed connection to the Internet. The hardware and software combination together is called a Web server. You can run a server entirely on your own, or you might be assigned to it as part of your organization's local area network (LAN).

You can host your own Web server, but increasingly the actual hosting is falling to companies that specialize in such hosting. These organizations are called Web presence providers (WPPs) or Web hosting services. In addition, your Internet service provider (ISP) likely offers some free Web space for its subscribers, in effect acting as a WPP as well as an ISP. Check the ISP's Web page for this service; if not, and if you need a web, switch to another provider or sign on with a WPP.


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