Web hosting is a term for the provision of storage space for websites. A provider, the so-called provider, rents hosting packages to the owner of a website that is to be set up on this. Customers benefit from the know-how of the service provider and do not have to take care of the maintenance of servers and background software themselves. However, not all web hosting products are created equal. Support for different script languages, database offerings and availability are three sub-areas that need to be considered.