Domain Hosting, to use a layman example, likens to a person
renting an apartment from someone else. To his friends, "his
house" is actually at the address he gaves them. But what
his friends might not know that he does not own the apartment,
although he is staying there.
Using the above example, virtual domain web hosting is just
similar to it. Your company "rents" a space from
our servers, and we will host it on your behalf.
Despite the fact that you are "renting" the space,
it would be transparent to your visitors, as officially speaking,
you are on the Internet yourself.
Just like a company who has its own servers, you will also
have an official domain name (eg. www.yourcompanyname.com.sg
or www.yourcompany.com), and you will also get an IP address
(just like your home address).
Many domain names or IP addresses can reside on a single
server. So when someone visits your website, they actually
requests it from a central body, which will direct the visitor
to our servers.
Once the visitor "reaches" our servers, our servers
will check and decide whether the "addressee" resides
at our servers, if yes, the servers will direct the visitor
to the appropriate server, directories and files.
As such, each and very individual virtual server owner can
have his own setups, html files, pictures, music files etc.
etc. The owner can also have his own cgi/java etc. scripts
to run. Basically, the virtual server behaves as if it is
a single server by itself.
Why should you have such a setup? The answer is simple. By
having your own server, you would need to invest on hardware,
software and also on persons to setup/maintain the server.
Depending on the scale of the setup, it could easily run into
tens of thousands of dollars. Some elaborate setups even go
up as high as hundreds of thousands of dollars.
You will also need to invest and maintain a digital leased
line to the ISP, which could easily set you back by a few
thousand dollars PER MONTH!
By using the virtual domain server hosting service, you save
a lot of money since you do not need to invest on the setup,
not to mention not having to mention the server itself and
the expensive monthly leased line rental.
With this solution, you not only save money, but lots of
headaches in terms of setups, maintenance etc!