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If you have made a decision to make your own personal web site, but are not quite certain about what a website is and are not familiar with the term "shared hosting", this article is devoted to defining these concepts in simple English.

What precisely is a website?

A website is a collection of web pages assembled in a systematic fashion. It has a unique web site address, also called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A website may consist of only one webpage and sometimes may even be comprised of as many as one thousand webpages.

What is a web hosting server?

A hosting server permits you to upload your web site onto it. In some instances, there might be even 1000's of web sites on one single hosting server. The web hosting server essentially is a computer with special hardware, which is placed in a datacenter with special cooling systems, whose mission is to ensure the smooth functioning of the machine and all the websites accommodated on it.

In brief, a web hosting server will be indeed a launching pad when the time comes for you to launch your site. It could be any type of web site - a business website having multiple pages, or a website, which contains only several pages and which you have made simply for your pals and relatives.

You've reached a decision about what your site will be, now what?

As soon as you have made a decision about what sort of website you desire to launch, the next move is to discover what sort of web hosting service you must choose for your online endeavor. Basically, there are two sorts of website hosting services - free-of-cost website hosting services and paid hosting services. The free website hosting solution is ordinarily utilized by individuals that do not own a business-related website.

Pros and cons of the free-of-charge website hosting solution

You will not receive a lot of features with a free-of-charge website hosting plan. Features such as traffic, memory and server disk drive space are limited and insufficient for a complex e-commerce web site or a business website, or even for a web site with plenty of graphics. Additionally, there are a lot of commercials inserted on your website by the hosting company. These adverts take up lots of space on your website and are extremely embarrassing.

Shared website hosting

The paid shared website hosting services tend to be more reliable and offer a lot of advanced features in addition to the high-end hosting server that will accommodate your web site and its files. Nevertheless, it is essential to find out which features your web site demands prior to choosing your web hosting plan. You should not hurry and wind up spending cash on something that your web site does not need.

Find your web hosting provider

It is not hard to find a web host. You have to simply carry out an online search in order to find a web hosting company that matches your website's needs. Before you make your actual choice, examine the features of the hosting plans supplied by the hosting companies that have made an impression on you. We, for instance, are among the premier hosting service providers on the marketplace at present. The enormous selection of hosting services and our prices are what makes us an enticing option. Even so, you must ascertain what type of web hosting solution you need and if the price suits your allowance. Additionally, you must not forget to take a look at the web hosting vendor's Terms & Conditions prior to signing up to ensure that your website is not abusing them.

Signing up for a website hosting account

Once you have found out what features are ideal for your web site, the next move is to sign up for an account with the web hosting solutions provider of your choosing. You will be given all the necessary tools for managing your files and databases. With us, for example, you will get a web hosting Control Panel, which contains domain, website, database and e-mail box account management areas. You log into the web hosting Control Panel using a unique username and password, which gives you safe access to the portion of the server where your site will be located.

Uploading your web site

You can either upload your site via an FTP software application or, as is with most hosting vendors, via a web-based tool that is included within the Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is extremely intuitive and offers features comparable to those observed in Windows Explorer, which makes file manipulation very easy. We offer additionally a website builder and a PHP-powered script installation tool, which you can utilize to build your site if you possess no programming capabilities and are making your very first steps in web design. The online website building tool, dubbed SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of creating a web site on your computer and then uploading it using an FTP program or the File Manager tool.

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