In computer networking, hosting
refers to a site or service that maintains resources on behalf of clients. The term most commonly refers to Web sites maintained by Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
. Besides Web hosting services, however, other types of network hosting for files and data are common including:
A personal computer can also serve as a network host. For example, sharing files or a printer for other computers on a local network constitutes hosting.
See also - Methods for PC to PC File Transfer
Also Known As: file serving