Typically a single page that acts as a web page for an individual or small company seems to be a most common service provided by these companies. However a complex site is one which needs to provide database support and certain specific application platforms, for example, Java,ASP.NET,etc.
These applications allow the website owner to add different segments or features in their websites. For example a website designed for a travel agent might need a new feature of a discussion chat room, for the best deals. This is where the technical stuff comes up and it is not only a webpage we are talking about then.
Challenge for website owners
Although millions of websites come up every year, not all websites can be termed as active. There are certain ways to decipher the level of activeness of a website. It is understood by taking into account the average number of hours the website has been accessible via the internet, for common public. The server company then does the required math to figure out the total number of hours the website has been ‘active’. If it is found that the initial charges the server company made to the website owner is more than that of the corresponding amount of time the website was active then, the server company or the host gives the website owner a partial refund of the initial charges.
Therefore it can be seen that the very fact that a company has access to the World Wide Web does not ensure that it will become famous, however that is the presumed idea. Many times the website owners end up spending more on these website building expenditures rather than the profit that they later get from them. However as marketing strategies are not so easy to understand, people continue to invest on these companies.
Even though many a times a good web hosting company does have topay for the inactive websites but it is fairly rare that a website remains inactive, especially if it is a page popularizing a novel business or entrepreneurship.
Therefore one can understand that although common people like us only visit websites and very easily make opinions about them, it is actually a complicated task to have a multi segmented website catering to the needs of the masses, at least partially.
Some of the times the larger hosting companies give free services to certain websites. This is typically done for small web pages which have a lot of advertisements on them. This way the company is not only benefitting from the profits made from the advertisements but also from the attention of the potential customers who want to sign longer contracts with the company.