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What is hosted software?

What is hosted software?

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One thing you may have heard lately is the phrase "hosted software". What exactly does this mean? How is it different from normal software? This article will try to explain hosted software and some of its benefits over traditional commercial software. Traditional Software Production We should start by explaining how standard software gets to your computer. The first programmers write code. This becomes a CD, which you can use to install the software. This CD is replicated and packaged in a large manufacturing plant. The finished software packages are sent to several stores through a distribution network. Once in the store, you can go buy the software and take it home or to work. The software must be installed on your computer. Finally with the software installed you can start using i...