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If you have made a decision to build your very own personal website, but are not quite sure about what a web site is and are unfamiliar with the term "shared web hosting", this article is dedicated to defining these concepts in plain English.

What exactly is a website?

A website is a collection of webpages assembled systematically. It has a unique website address, also called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A web site may consist of just one webpage and sometimes may even contain as many as a thousand webpages.

What is a web hosting server?

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A hosting server permits you to upload your website onto it. In some instances, there might be even thousands of web sites on one single web hosting server. The hosting server basically is a computer with special hardware, which is located in a datacenter facility with special cooling systems, whose task is to safeguard the smooth functioning of the hosting server and all the sites located on it.

To sum up, a web hosting server will be really a launching pad when the time comes for you to launch your site. It could be any kind of website - a corporate site having a huge number of web pages, or a website, which contains only a couple of webpages and which you have created just for your mates and family members.

You've decided what your site will be, now what?

Once you have made a decision about what type of web site you would like to set up, the next move is to discover what type of web hosting service you have to pick for your web endeavor. Essentially, there are two types of hosting services - free-of-charge website hosting services and professional paid hosting services. The free-of-cost website hosting solution is commonly used by users that do not possess a business-related website.

Positive and negative aspects of the free-of-cost website hosting solution

You will not receive a lot of features with a charge-free web hosting plan. Features such as bandwidth, memory and web hosting server storage space are restricted and inadequate for an elaborate ecommerce web site or a business web site, or even for a web site with plenty of graphics. What's more, there are a lot of adverts placed on your site by the web hosting supplier. These advertisements take up plenty of space on your website and are extremely annoying.

Shared website hosting

The professional paid shared website hosting services tend to be more reliable and include plenty of advanced features in addition to the high-powered server that will host your website and its files. Yet, it is important to find out which features your site needs prior to selecting your web hosting package. You should not rush and wind up investing money in something that your web site does not need.

Find your web hosting accounts provider

It is not hard to find a hosting distributor. You have to simply carry out an online search in order to find a web hosting company that satisfies your web site's requirements. Before you make your actual decision, have a gaze at the parameters of the hosting plans supplied by the hosting distributors that have made an impression on you. We, for example, are among the leading hosting suppliers on the market today. The vast assortment of web hosting services and our prices are what makes us an appealing option. Yet, you must determine what kind of web hosting solution you require and whether the price corresponds to your allowance. In addition, you must always remember to take a look at the web hosting distributor's Terms & Conditions before signing up to make certain that your site is not violating them.

Signing up for a hosting account

As soon as you have determined what features are best for your web site, the next move is to sign up for an account with the web hosting vendor of your choosing. You will have all the important tools for handling your files and databases. With us, for instance, you will receive a hosting Control Panel, which is comprised of domain name, website, database and electronic mail account administration areas. You log in the hosting Control Panel using a unique username and password, which gives you safe access to the part of the server where your site will be hosted.

Uploading your site

You can either upload your files through an FTP software program or, as is with the majority of web hosting suppliers, via an online tool that is included within the hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is pretty user-friendly and offers features comparable to those found in Windows Explorer, which renders file manipulation very easy. We offer additionally a website building tool and a PHP-powered script installer, which you can utilize to develop your website if you have no programming expertise and are taking your first steps in web design. The online site builder, whose name is SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of making a website on your PC and then uploading it using FTP client software or the File Manager interface.


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