Web Hosting Description
If you have decided to launch your very own personal site, but are not quite certain about what a web site is and are not aware of the term "web hosting", this article is devoted to explaining these notions in simple English.
What precisely is a website?
A web site is an amalgamation of webpages gathered in a systematic fashion. It has a special web site address, also called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A web site may have just one webpage and sometimes may even include as many as a thousand web pages.
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A web hosting server enables you to upload your site onto it. In some instances, there might be even 1000's of web sites on a single web hosting server. The web hosting server essentially is a computer with special hardware, which is situated in a datacenter facility with special cooling systems, whose mission is to ensure the smooth operation of the hosting server and all the websites hosted on it.
To sum up, a hosting server will be truly a launching pad when the time arrives for you to launch your web site. It could be any sort of web site - a corporate site having numerous webpages, or a site, which consists of just a couple of web pages and which you have built simply for your friends and relatives.
You've decided what your web site will be, now what?
As soon as you have made a decision about what sort of site you desire to create, the next move is to discover what kind of web hosting service you have to choose for your online adventure. Basically, there are two types of website hosting services - free-of-cost website hosting services and paid hosting services. The cost-free website hosting solution is generally used by users that do not possess a business web site.
Pros and cons of the free-of-cost website hosting solution
You will not receive lots of features with a charge-free hosting package. Features like bandwidth, RAM memory and content storage space are restricted and inadequate for a complex Internet shop or a corporate site, or even for a website with a lot of graphics. Additionally, there are a lot of commercials embedded on your web site by the hosting distributor. These ads take up plenty of space on your website and are extremely embarrassing.
Shared website hosting
The professional paid shared website hosting services are more dependable and offer plenty of sophisticated features beside the high-end server that will accommodate your web site and its content. In spite of that, it is important to know which features your web site demands prior to selecting your web hosting package. You should not rush and wind up investing in something that your site does not need.
Choose your web hosting supplier
It is not tough to find a hosting supplier. You have to simply conduct an online search in order to find a web hosting distributor that meets your web site's requirements. Before you take your actual choice, explore the specifications of the plans delivered by the hosting vendors that have made an impression on you. We, for instance, are among the top hosting suppliers on the market as of now. The extensive array of web hosting services and our prices are what renders us an enticing choice. Yet, you must ascertain what kind of web hosting solution you need and whether the price matches your allowance. Moreover, you must not forget to examine the hosting service provider's TOS prior to subscribing to verify that your website is not violating them.
Signing up for a website hosting account
Once you have determined what features are best for your web site, the next move is to open an account with the web hosting solutions provider of your choosing. You will gain all the essential tools for managing your web site files and databases. With us, for example, you will get a Control Panel, which consists of domain name, web site, database and e-mail account administration areas. You log in the Control Panel using a unique user name and password, which gives you safe access to the portion of the hosting server where your web site will be hosted.
Uploading your web site
You can either upload your web site files via an FTP software program or, as is with the majority of hosting distributors, via an online tool that is included within the web hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is pretty user-friendly and offers features comparable to those found in Windows Explorer, which makes file manipulation exceptionally easy. We offer also a web site building tool and a PHP script installer, which you can use to develop your site if you have no programming experience and are taking your first steps in web design. The online web site builder, dubbed SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of making a web site on your personal computer and then uploading it using FTP client software or the File Manager tool.