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Introduction to how the Internet Works.

Introduction to how the Internet Works.

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  • 1. Technology Hotspot & Salon555 12th Street, Suite 110, Oakland, CA | http://www.techliminal.comContent in this presentation is Copyright (c) 2013 Tech Liminal. CC-Share-Alike. Feel free to use stuff from this presentation, but leave a link to Tech LiminalWeb Hosting 101What Every Professional Needs to KnowWorkshop WeekendJune 23, 20131Anca MosoiuTech Liminal
  • 2. www.techliminal.comIntroduction• Web Developer• Information Architect• 20 years of experience intechnology & marketing orgs• Freelancer, Entrepreneur• Technology Hotspot & Salon• Co-Working• Workshops, Conferences• Expert, friendly help with web &social mediaAncaTech Liminalanca@techliminal.com
  • 3. What We Will Cover• Domain Names• Servers• IP Addresses• Putting it together• Web Requests• Types of Hosting• Q&A3
  • 4. Domain Names4Google.comBit.lyAnca.tvYour Name = Your Intellectual PropertyInternet “Phone Book”
  • 5. Domain Names5www.google.comdocs.google.comLearn More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_SystemTop-Level Domain.com.net.tvA Domain(conventionally)Subdomain
  • 6. What you buy6mydomain.comLearn More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_SystemDomain Name Registrar or ResellerGodaddy.comenom.comNetwork Solutions...
  • 7. What makes it go: Servers7Source:http://www.flickr.com/photos/torkildr/3462607995A computer that responds to requests
  • 8. IP Address8Learn More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_addressEach server has one or more66.199.22.145
  • 9. Domain Name Servers9ns1.bluehost.comLearn More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_SystemThe Switchboard of the Internet...Convert a domain name to an IPAddress to find a server that can dosomething
  • 10. A Server Request10DNS Lookup?techliminal.com = 50.116.56.216Makes a web page
  • 11. Colocation• They sell you a rack, internet access, airconditioning• You bring a server and install it• All the maintenance is up to you• Hurricane Electric (he.net)• 365 Main in SF11
  • 12. Dedicated Server• You rent a computer from someone in a serverfarm• You can install whatever you want• Managed or unmanaged• Rackspace• Liquidweb12
  • 13. Virtual Private Server (VPS)• You rent a portion of a server (1/2, 1/4)• You have your own environment• Managed or unmanaged• Laughing Squid• Dreamhost• Liquidweb13Popular for Resellers
  • 14. Shared Hosting• You share a Dedicated or VPS host with dozens orhundreds of others• You have your own user account on a server• Control Panel• Bluehost• Dreamhost• Laughing Squid14
  • 15. Cloud Hosting• You get some computing resources on a distributedserver• Generally for individual web applications• No Control Panel• Heroku• Linode• Amazon E315
  • 16. “Standard” Hosting• Web Applications and Email on one server• Your whole domain!• Control Panels• Cpanel• Plesk• Something Custom16
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  • 18. Q&A• Need a glossary of basic terms• Maybe more about web apps18