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Description of Web Hosting

If you have made a decision to create your own site, but are not very sure about what a web site is and are not aware of the term "web hosting", this article is dedicated to clarifying these concepts in simple language.

What precisely is a web site?

A web site is an amalgamation of webpages assembled in a systematic fashion. It has a special web site address, also referred to as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A website may contain only one web page and sometimes may even contain as many as a thousand pages.

What is a web hosting server?

A hosting server permits you to upload your site onto it. In some instances, there might be even thousands of websites on a single hosting server. The web hosting server essentially is a computer with special hardware, which is located in a data center with special cooling systems, whose mission is to safeguard the seamless performance of the hosting server and all the web sites located on it.

To sum up, a web hosting server will be indeed a launch pad when the time comes for you to launch your web site. It could be any kind of web site - a corporate web site consisting of numerous pages, or a site, which consists of only a couple of webpages and which you have developed just for your comrades and family members.

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

As soon as you have reached a decision about what type of website you would like to create, the next step is to find out what type of web hosting service you have to choose for your Internet endeavor. Basically, there are two sorts of hosting services - cost-free website hosting services and professional paid website hosting services. The free-of-cost website hosting solution is commonly used by clients that do not possess a business site.

Pluses and minuses of the cost-free website hosting solution

You will not get lots of options with a free-of-charge web hosting package. Features such as web traffic, memory and hosting server disk space are limited and insufficient for an elaborate ecommerce web site or a corporate site, or even for a site with a lot of graphics. Additionally, there are lots of adverts put on your website by the web hosting provider. These adverts take up a lot of space on your web site and are extremely annoying.

Shared hosting

The paid shared hosting services are more stable and include many sophisticated features apart from the high-end web hosting server that will host your web site and its content. Nevertheless, it is important to know which features your website demands prior to purchasing your web hosting package. You should not hurry and wind up investing money in something that your web site does not require.

Choose your web host

It is not tough to find a web hosting solutions provider. You have to just carry out an online survey in order to find a web hosting solutions provider that meets your site's needs. Before you take your actual decision, have a look at the parameters of the web hosting packages delivered by the hosting providers that have made you an impression. We, for example, are among the premier hosting companies on the market as of now. The broad variety of services and our prices are what renders us an appealing choice. Even so, you must determine what kind of hosting service you need and whether the price matches your budget. Also, you must not forget to explore the hosting provider's Terms & Conditions prior to signing up to make certain that your web site is not violating them.

Signing up for a website hosting account

Once you have determined what features are ideal for your website, the next move is to open an account with the web hosting accounts provider of your choice. You will receive all the needed tools for managing your files and databases. With us, for instance, you will receive a web hosting Control Panel, which is comprised of domain name, website, database and email box administration areas. You log in the hosting Control Panel using your unique username and password, which gives you secure access to the portion of the hosting server where your website will be hosted.

Uploading your web site

You can either upload your site through FTP client software or, as is with the majority of web hosting companies, through a web-based tool that is included within the Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is rather intuitive and offers features comparable to those observed in Windows Explorer, which makes file management exceptionally easy. We offer additionally a site builder and a PHP-powered script installer, which you can use to build your site if you possess no programming capabilities and are taking your very first steps in web design. The online web site builder, called SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of creating a web site on your computer and then uploading it via an FTP software application or the File Manager tool.