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If you have decided to create your own web site, but are not very certain about what a web site is and are not familiar with the phrase "web hosting", this article is dedicated to defining these notions in plain language.

What precisely is a web site?

A website is a collection of webpages brought together systematically. It has a special address, also called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A web site may contain just one single web page and sometimes may even be comprised of as many as a thousand web pages.

What is a web hosting server?

A web hosting server permits you to upload your website onto it. In some instances, there might be even thousands of web sites on one single hosting server. The web hosting server basically is a computer with special hardware, which is kept in a data center facility with special cooling systems, whose task is to ensure the seamless operation of the web hosting server and all the sites hosted on it.

In short, a hosting server will be truly a launch pad when the time arrives for you to launch your web site. It could be any sort of website - a business site containing a huge number of webpages, or a web site, which is comprised of only a few webpages and which you have made simply for your mates and family members.

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

As soon as you have decided what sort of website you desire to launch, the next move is to discover what type of web hosting service you have to select for your Internet project. Basically, there are two types of web hosting services - free-of-charge hosting services and professional paid hosting services. The free-of-charge website hosting solution is ordinarily used by individuals that do not possess a business web site.

Positive and negative aspects of the free-of-cost web hosting solution

You will not receive a lot of features with a charge-free website hosting package. Features such as bandwidth, memory and web hosting server storage space are restricted and inadequate for an elaborate ecommerce web site or a business site, or even for a website with lots of graphics. Also, there are a lot of banners put on your web site by the hosting vendor. These advertisements take up a lot 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 a lot of powerful features apart from the high-power server that will host your web site and its files. In spite of that, it is essential to know which features your website demands before choosing your web hosting package. You should not rush and wind up investing in something that your site does not need.

Find your web hosting accounts provider

It is not tough to find a web hosting supplier. You have to just carry out an online search in order to find a web hosting vendor that meets your website's requirements. Before you make your actual choice, take a gaze at the specifications of the packages furnished by the web hosting distributors that have got your attention. We, for example, are among the top-notch web hosting distributors on the marketplace as of now. The wide selection of hosting services and our prices are what renders us an enticing option. However, you must determine what kind of hosting service you need and if the price matches your allowance. Additionally, you must not forget to check the web hosting company's Terms of Use prior to registering to verify that your web site is not abusing them.

Opening a web hosting account

As soon as you have determined what features are optimal for your site, the next step is to sign up for an account with the web hosting company of your choosing. You will be bestowed with all the needed tools for managing your web site files and databases. With us, for example, you will get a hosting Control Panel, which consists of domain name, website, database and mailbox account administration sections. You log into the web hosting Control Panel using your unique username and password, which gives you safe access to the part of the hosting server where your website will be hosted.

Uploading your website

You can either upload your website via FTP client software or, as is with most hosting suppliers, via an online tool that is integrated within the hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is very easy to use and offers features similar to those found in Windows Explorer, which renders file manipulation exceptionally easy. We offer also a website building tool and a PHP-based script installer, which you can use to set up your site if you have no programming capabilities and are taking your first steps in web design. The online web site building tool, called SiteStudio, will also spare you the time and effort of making a website on your computer and then uploading it via an FTP program or the File Manager tool.

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