The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hosting \Host"ing\, n. [From Host an army.] [Obs.]
1. An encounter; a battle. "Fierce hosting." --Milton.
2. A muster or review. --Spenser.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Running web servers for other
businesses or individuals, usually as a commercial venture.
Basic web hosting would allow customers to upload own web
site content - HTML pages, images, video - typically
via FTP, to a shared web server which other people can
access via the Internet.
A web hosting (http://webhostingsearch.com/) businesses may
provide any or all of the functions required by a website
including: networking, HTTP server software, content storage,
content management, running customer or off-the-shelf CGI
programs, ASP scripts or other server extentions, load
balancing, streaming content, domain name registration,
DNS serving, electronic mail storage and forwarding,
database, shell account, content design and creation,
search engine optimisation, web log analysis and web
applications such as on-line shopping with financial