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If you have made a decision to develop your very own personal site, but are not very certain about what a web site is and are not familiar with the phrase "shared web hosting", this article is dedicated to clarifying these concepts in simple language.

What precisely is a website?

A website is a combination of webpages brought together systematically. It has a unique web address, also referred to as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A web site may have only one single web page and sometimes may even be comprised of as many as one thousand web pages.

What is a web hosting server?

A hosting server permits you to upload your web site onto it. In some cases, there might be even 1000's of websites on a single web hosting server. The hosting server basically is a computer with specific hardware, which is located in a datacenter facility with special cooling systems, whose purpose is to safeguard the seamless performance of the hosting server and all the websites located on it.

In brief, a hosting server will be really a launching pad when the time comes for you to launch your website. It could be any type of website - a corporate website consisting of multiple webpages, or a site, which is comprised of just several web pages and which you have made just for your associates and relatives.

You've made a decision about what your website will be, now what?

As soon as you have made a decision about what kind of web site you wish to create, the next move is to find out what sort of web hosting service you have to choose for your Internet project. Basically, there are two sorts of website hosting services - charge-free hosting services and professional paid hosting services. The free-of-cost website hosting solution is ordinarily used by persons that do not have a business-related web site.

Strengths and weaknesses of the free-of-cost hosting solution

You will not receive a lot of options with a cost-free website hosting plan. Features such as traffic, memory and hosting storage space are restricted and inadequate for an elaborate e-shop or a business website, or even for a web site with lots of graphics. Additionally, there are lots of web banners inserted on your web site by the web hosting provider. These adverts occupy lots of space on your website and are extremely embarrassing.

Shared web hosting

The professional paid shared web hosting services tend to be more reliable and include plenty of advanced features aside from the high-quality server that will accommodate your website and its data. However, it is important to find out which features your web site needs before selecting your web hosting plan. You should not hurry and wind up spending cash on something that your web site does not require.

Select your hosting accounts provider

It is not tough to find a hosting plans provider. You need to just carry out an online survey in order to find a web hosting solutions provider that answers your website's needs. Before you take your actual decision, take a peek at the features of the web hosting packages furnished by the hosting companies that have got your interest. We, for example, are among the leading web hosting providers on the market today. The extensive variety of web hosting solutions and our prices are what renders us an appealing choice. Still, you must establish what sort of hosting solution you require and whether the price suits your allowance. Moreover, you must always remember to explore the web hosting vendor's Terms of Service prior to registering to make sure that your website is not violating them.

Signing up for a hosting account

As soon as you have found out what features are most important for your website, the next move is to sign up for an account with the hosting packages provider of your choosing. You will obtain all the essential tools for administering your web site files and databases. With us, for example, you will obtain a hosting Control Panel, which consists of domain, website, database and e-mail administration areas. You log into the hosting Control Panel using a unique username and password, which grants you safe access to the part of the web hosting server where your site will be hosted.

Uploading your website

You can either upload your web site through an FTP client application or, as is with most hosting distributors, through an online tool that is integrated within the hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is very user-friendly and offers features comparable to those found in Windows Explorer, which renders file management exceptionally easy. We offer additionally a website building tool and a PHP-based script installer, which you can use to develop your website if you have no programming experience and are taking your first steps in web design. The online website builder, whose name is SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of making a web site on your computer and then uploading it through an FTP software program or the File Manager interface.

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