Hi! My name is Natalie and I’m one of the
people you talk to you when you call us here at bluehost. Nowadays most of us use the Internet all the time, but lots of us still
don’t really know how it work well knowing how web sites work makes
getting online a lot easier so in that video we go over the basic of what web sites are made up where web
sites are stored and how websites get from where they are
to your computer so first off websites are really not that
complicated It’s true good website can take a lot
of time money and talent to create but at the end
of the day everywhere website out there is just a bunch
of files just like you have on your computer at
home. Websites are made of content like pictures
graphic music, movies, text and so on, but there’s one part that unique all website include computer code written in a programming language called
HTML if you aren’t familiar with programing this code may not look pretty but the web
browser on your computer loves it. See your browser is designed
to use this code to stick all those files together into a website you can see on your screen. So think of these files as pieces of a puzzle and think of
the code like instruction on how to talk Now all these files and the code need a place to be stored. After all just
like music or pictures on your computer at home
website files take up space. Well that where
this comes in. This is a webhosting server.
Well it’s an old one anyway that we use to use here at bluehost.
It may not look like it but servers servers like these are just super powerful
computer they look a little different than what most
of us have at home there’s no mouse or keyboard and there’s
no display but that because these computers have just one purpose and that is to serve as a place for websites to be stored and accessed. So these computers are
called servers not so much because of what they are
but more because of what they do serve data. They just have a lot of extra
hard drive and processing and take a lot more
power to run and they’re flat That’s so we can stack them.
Here at bluehost we have more than one thousand of these in our data center. Now lastly, how do a website stored on these servers get to your computer at home.
Well when you look up a website you open up a browser type in the
website or domain name and press enter, right?
Well after that behind the scenes your computer goes online to find the server where that particular
website is stored by using whats called the domain name
system or DNS. See a server just like a building has an
address The DNS maintains a list of which website
are on which servers than tells your computer
where they are So think of a DNS as like a phone book for websites Once your computer finds the server. It connects, gets the files and HTML code and then your browser puts it
altogether into a website that you can and use. So that’s it I hope this helps
explain a little bit about how website work. This was just a very basic over so if you want to learn more don’t
worry we’re doing several more in depth videos soon. Just
make sure to follow us so you don’t miss them.