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If you have decided to launch your own site, but are not quite certain about what a website is and are not familiar with the phrase "shared web hosting", this article is dedicated to explaining these notions in plain terms.

What exactly is a web site?

A web site is a collection of web pages brought together in a systematic fashion. It has a unique web site address, also referred to as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A website may have just one web page and sometimes may even have as many as a thousand webpages.

What is a web hosting server?

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

To summarize, a hosting server will be really a launch pad when the time comes for you to launch your site. It could be any type of site - a corporate website containing many web pages, or a web site, which has just a few pages and which you have developed just for your mates and family members.

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

As soon as you have reached a decision about what type of web site you wish to make, the next step is to find out what type of web hosting service you must pick for your online adventure. Basically, there are two sorts of website hosting services - free-of-charge website hosting services and professional paid web hosting services. The free-of-charge hosting solution is typically utilized by clients that do not have a business site.

Advantages and disadvantages of the cost-free website hosting solution

You will not obtain plenty of features with a free website hosting plan. Features such as web traffic, memory and hosting server disk storage space are restricted and insufficient for a complex e-commerce site or a corporate site, or even for a website with a lot of graphics. Besides, there are lots of banner commercials embedded on your web site by the hosting services provider. These adverts take up a lot of space on your web site and are pretty irritating.

Shared web hosting

The professional paid shared web hosting services tend to be more reliable and include numerous sophisticated features apart from the high-powered hosting server that will host your site and its content. In spite of that, it is essential to find out which features your website demands prior to selecting your web hosting package. You should not hurry and wind up spending cash on something that your website does not require.

Find your hosting supplier

It is not tough to find a web hosting accounts provider. You have to just carry out an online survey in order to find a web hosting services provider that fulfills your site's demands. Before you make your actual choice, have a peek at the features of the plans delivered by the web hosting suppliers that have grasped your interest. We, for example, are among the top website hosting providers on the marketplace as of now. The big assortment of services and our prices are what makes us an alluring option. However, you must verify what kind of hosting service you require and if the price corresponds to your allowance. Also, you must always remember to check the web hosting provider's Terms & Conditions prior to registering to make sure that your website is not violating them.

Signing up for a website hosting account

Once you have found out what features are best for your web site, the next move is to open an account with the web hosting company of your choosing. You will be given all the essential tools for managing your website files and databases. With us, for instance, you will receive a hosting Control Panel, which comprises domain name, website, database and email account management areas. You log in the hosting Control Panel using a unique user name and password, which gives you safe access to the part of the server where your website will be hosted.

Uploading your website

You can either upload your web site files through an FTP software application or, as is with the majority of hosting service providers, via an online tool that is included within the hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is pretty easy to use and offers features similar to those encountered in Windows Explorer, which renders file manipulation exceptionally easy. We offer additionally a site builder and a PHP-based script installation tool, which you can use to set up your website if you have no programming skills and are taking your first steps in web design. The web-based web site builder, dubbed SiteStudio, will also spare you the time and effort of making a website on your PC and then uploading it via an FTP client application or the File Manager interface.

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