Hosting Solutions

In order to publish a website online, you need a Web host. The Web host stores all the pages of your website and makes them available to computers connected to the Internet. The domain name, such as "ostral.com.au", is actually linked to an IP address that points to a specific computer. When somebody enters your domain name into their browser's address field, the IP address is located and Web site is loaded from your Web host.

A Web host can have anywhere from one to several thousand computers located in a data centre. Most websites you see on the Web are accessed from a "shared host," which is a single computer that can host several hundred Web sites. Larger websites often use a dedicated servers or Virtual Private Servers (VPS), which is a single machine that hosts only one website.

Ostral is an approved reseller of a large and reliable data centre located in Sydney. We provide both shared and VPS hosting solutions.