Description of Website Hosting
If you have made a decision to establish your own site, but are not quite certain about what a website is and are unfamiliar with the term "website hosting", this article is dedicated to explaining these notions in plain words.
What precisely is a website?
A website is a collection of webpages gathered in a systematic fashion. It has a unique address, also known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A site may include only one web page and sometimes may even have as many as 1000 web pages.
What is a hosting server?
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A hosting server permits you to upload your site onto it. In some cases, there might be even thousands of websites on a single web hosting server. The web hosting server essentially is a computer with special hardware, which is placed in a datacenter facility with special cooling systems, whose task is to safeguard the smooth performance of the server and all the websites hosted on it.
To summarize, a hosting server will be indeed a launch pad when the time arrives for you to launch your web site. It could be any sort of site - a business web site having multiple webpages, or a web site, which contains only a couple of web pages and which you have made simply for your buddies and relatives.
You've decided what your website will be, now what?
As soon as you have decided what kind of web site you want to set up, the next step is to find out what type of web hosting service you have to pick for your online endeavor. Basically, there are two sorts of hosting services - free website hosting services and paid web hosting services. The free-of-charge web hosting solution is normally utilized by users that do not possess a business website.
Strong and weak sides of the cost-free hosting solution
You will not receive plenty of features with a free-of-cost hosting package. Features such as web traffic, RAM memory and hosting server hard disk storage space are restricted and inadequate for an elaborate e-commerce website or a business-related website, or even for a site with plenty of graphics. Besides, there are lots of banners incorporated in your site by the web hosting company. These advertisements take up lots of space on your site and are pretty frustrating.
The professional paid shared hosting services are more reliable and offer a lot of advanced features aside from the high-quality web hosting server that will accommodate your site and its data. Still, it is essential to know which features your site needs prior to selecting your web hosting package. You should not hurry and wind up buying something that your web site does not require.
Select your web hosting supplier
It is not hard to find a web hosting packages provider. You need to just carry out an online survey in order to find a web hosting solutions provider that fulfills your web site's demands. Before you take your actual decision, have a gaze at the specs of the web hosting packages offered by the hosting suppliers that have got your attention. We, for example, are among the premier hosting providers on the marketplace nowadays. The extensive array of hosting solutions and our prices are what makes us an enthralling choice. Still, you must determine what sort of hosting service you require and whether the price corresponds to your budget. Additionally, you must not forget to go through the web hosting provider's Terms & Conditions before subscribing to make sure that your web site is not abusing them.
Opening a web hosting account
As soon as you have found out 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 receive all the needed tools for handling your web site files and databases. With us, for instance, you will receive a web hosting Control Panel, which has domain name, website, database and mailbox administration sections. You log into the hosting Control Panel using your unique user name and password, which gives you secure access to the part of the server where your web site will be located.
Uploading your website
You can either upload your website via an FTP client or, as is with the majority of web hosting providers, via a web-based tool that is included within the Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is quite easy to use and offers features comparable to those encountered in Windows Explorer, which makes file management extremely easy. We offer also a site builder and a PHP-powered script installer, which you can use to build your web site if you possess no programming abilities and are taking your very first steps in web design. The web-based website builder, whose name is SiteStudio, will also spare you the time and effort of creating a website on your computer and then uploading it using an FTP client or the File Manager tool.