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How the Web space functions work

How the Web space functions work

Web space
The web space, also known as storage space or disk space, generally refers to the amount of space on a web server that is allocated to website owners by the web hosting companies. It is made up of the total quantity of all text files, images, scripts, databases, emails and other files related to your website.
Having an idea of the web space demands for your web presence will help you choose the right web hosting plan configuration. Thus, you will feel secure about the online availability of your uploaded content and hence - for your web images. This will make your uploaded content always available online and your virtual profile - invulnerable to shortage in resources.

The web space can serve two basic purposes. In the first place, it allows you to upload information files (HTML files , image files, etc.) on the World Wide Web where it will be available on a global scale. Second, this resource enables you to store various files that are not visible to website visitors but play an important role for the proper functioning of your website.
Some of the popular 'invisible' files are taking up web space on the server where your website is located are PHP  files, database files and CGI program files. PHP files are stored on the server with a .php extension and are used for various important on-site activities such as order form processing for online stores, poll results management, etc.Database , in turn, store data such as product codes, customer details, etc., which is retrieved by PHP script and CGI programs. CGI programs serve for processing data inputs from online forms, which require that information be stored on the website server .
Other web space occupying files worth mentioning includes externally linked CSS files and JavaScript files. External CSS files, responsible for defining the style elements of a web page, are stored on the web hosting  server and linked to each web page requiring them. JavaScript files, also linked to web pages needing them, lying on the basis of dynamic drop-down menus, visitor counters, etc., ie they work for increasing the interactivity of a website.
Log files are other websites-related data containers that eat up your allocated web space. They contain important details about your website visitors' behavior, generated through requests sent from your website to the web server. The email accounts and the separate email messages are also considered as disk space consumers. The storage amount they occupy is usually added to the web space quota of the regular web hosting plans.
As you can see, the web space you need to launch a website on the World Wide Web is not used only for accommodating files visible to the visitor's eye. It also refers to storing files and programs that lie in the background of a website, but are responsible for supporting its interactivity, dynamic content, statistics and email communication. In this light, when estimating your web space demands, you need to first total the quantity of your website files on your computer and then add the estimated estimated space for databases, emails, log files, etc. In view of your website's future smooth expansion, you should add at least half of the estimated space to the calculations you have made so far. Now it will be much easier for you to find the right web server configuration.

Web space measurement
The web space is generally measured in bytes, kilobytes (1,000 bytes), megabytes (1,000 kilobytes) and gigabytes (1,000 megabytes) on both personal computers and web server . Since disk space has lately become a comparatively cheap web hosting  resource, it is usually offered in gigabytes quantities with standard plans. Megabytes are represented with "MB" and gigabytes with "GB". A popular web hosting trick is to represent disk space in smaller units, in order to impress the customers.
Web Space with NTC Hosting
All NTC's web hosting offers come with enough disk space for any type of sites - from a small personal site to a complex company  web page or a popular online e commerce store. Disk space can be easily monitored at all times from both the Accounts usage  table in the  web hosting control panel and via a graph in the file manager.

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