What Precisely is Hosting?

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If you have decided to develop your own web site, but are not quite sure about what a website is and are unfamiliar with the expression "hosting", this article is dedicated to clarifying these notions in plain language.

What precisely is a web site?

A website is an amalgamation of webpages brought together systematically. It has a special web address, also referred to as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A site may consist of only one single web page and sometimes may even have as many as one thousand pages.

What is a web hosting server?

A web hosting server enables you to upload your website onto it. In some instances, there might be even thousands of sites on one single web hosting server. The hosting server basically is a computer with special hardware, which is physically located in a datacenter facility with special cooling systems, whose mission is to safeguard the seamless operation of the server and all the web sites located on it.

To sum up, a web hosting server will be truly a launch pad when the time arrives for you to launch your website. It could be any kind of site - a corporate site consisting of a large number of web pages, or a website, which is comprised of only a few web pages and which you have created simply for your buddies and family members.

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

As soon as you have made a decision about what kind of website you want to create, the next move is to find out what kind of web hosting service you must pick for your web venture. Basically, there are two sorts of website hosting services - free-of-charge hosting services and paid web hosting services. The charge-free web hosting solution is typically used by individuals that do not have a business-related web site.

Upsides and downsides of the free-of-cost website hosting solution

You will not obtain lots of features with a charge-free website hosting plan. Features like bandwidth, RAM memory and web server space are restricted and insufficient for a complex e-store or a corporate web site, or even for a site with plenty of graphics. Additionally, there are lots of advertisement banners put on your website by the web hosting accounts provider. These ads occupy lots of space on your site and are extremely irritating.

Shared website hosting

The paid shared website hosting services are more stable and include lots of powerful features beside the high-end server that will accommodate your website and its files. Still, it is essential to find out which features your website demands prior to choosing your web hosting plan. You should not rush and wind up spending cash on something that your web site does not require.

Pick your web hosting solutions provider

It is not difficult to find a hosting solutions provider. You have to just conduct an online survey in order to find a web hosting services provider that meets your website's demands. Before you take your actual choice, have a glance at the parameters of the web hosting plans furnished by the hosting providers that have attracted your interest. We, for example, are among the top-notch website hosting providers on the market nowadays. The immense selection of web hosting solutions and our prices are what makes us an enticing option. Still, you must determine what sort of web hosting service you require and if the price suits your allowance. Additionally, you must not forget to double-check the web hosting supplier's ToS before registering to ensure that your site is not abusing them.

Signing up for a hosting account

Once you have found out what features are most important for your website, the next move is to open an account with the web hosting plans provider of your preference. You will get all the needed tools for handling your website files and databases. With us, for instance, you will get a web hosting Control Panel, which includes domain, website, database and e-mailbox management sections. You log in the web hosting Control Panel using your unique username and password, which gives you secure access to the portion of the server where your site will be located.

Uploading your web site

You can either upload your web site via an FTP client or, as is with most web hosting companies, through a web-based tool that is included within the hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is quite user-friendly and offers features similar to those encountered in Windows Explorer, which makes file manipulation exceptionally easy. We offer additionally a site builder and a PHP-driven script installer, which you can utilize to create your web site if you possess no programming expertise and are taking your first steps in web design. The web-based web site builder, dubbed SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of creating a website on your personal computer and then uploading it via an FTP software program or the File Manager tool.

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