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What Does Website Hosting Stand for?

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If you have decided to build your very own web site, but are not very certain about what a web site is and are unfamiliar with the phrase "website hosting", this article is devoted to defining these notions in simple words.

What exactly is a website?

A web site is an amalgamation of webpages gathered in a systematic fashion. It has a unique address, also called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A site may contain only one single web page and sometimes may even have as many as 1000 web pages.

What is a web hosting server?

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

To summarize, a web hosting server will be truly a launch pad when the time arrives for you to launch your site. It could be any type of site - a corporate website having a huge number of pages, or a site, which has just several webpages and which you have developed just for your buddies and relatives.

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

Once you have made a decision about what type of site you wish to develop, the next move is to find out what sort of web hosting service you must choose for your web adventure. Essentially, there are two kinds of website hosting services - charge-free website hosting services and professional paid hosting services. The free-of-charge website hosting solution is commonly utilized by individuals that do not possess a business-related web site.

Strong and weak sides of the free-of-charge website hosting solution

You will not receive plenty of features with a free web hosting plan. Features such as bandwidth, RAM memory and web server storage space are restricted and insufficient for a complex ecommerce web site or a business-related site, or even for a website with a lot of artwork. Furthermore, there are a lot of banner advertisements incorporated in your website by the web hosting company. These adverts occupy a lot of space on your site and are extremely annoying.

Shared website hosting

The professional paid shared website hosting services are more stable and include lots of powerful features beside the high-power server that will host your site and its files. In spite of that, it is important to know which features your website demands before purchasing your web hosting plan. You should not rush and wind up purchasing something that your site does not require.

Pick your hosting vendor

It is not difficult to find a web hosting packages provider. You need to simply carry out an online survey in order to find a web hosting services provider that answers your web site's demands. Before you make your actual choice, take a glimpse at the specs of the hosting packages provided by the web hosting companies that have attracted your attention. We, for example, are among the premier hosting suppliers on the marketplace now. The wide selection of web hosting services and our prices are what makes us an alluring option. In spite of that, you must establish what kind of web hosting solution you require and whether the price fits your budget. In addition, you must not forget to explore the web hosting provider's Terms of Service before subscribing to make certain that your site is not abusing them.

Signing up for a web hosting account

As soon as you have determined what features are most important for your website, the next move is to open an account with the hosting plans provider of your preference. You will acquire all the needed tools for handling your files and databases. With us, for instance, you will acquire a web hosting Control Panel, which contains domain, web site, database and mail account administration areas. You log into the hosting Control Panel using a unique user name and password, which gives you secure access to the part of the hosting server where your web site will be located.

Uploading your site

You can either upload your website files via an FTP client application or, as is with the majority of hosting service providers, via a web-based tool that is integrated within the Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is pretty easy to use and offers features comparable to those found in Windows Explorer, which makes file management extremely easy. We offer additionally a web site building tool and a PHP-driven script installation tool, which you can utilize to develop your website if you have no programming skills and are making your first steps in web design. The web-based website builder, whose name is SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of making a web site on your personal computer and then uploading it through an FTP client application or the File Manager interface.

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