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How Hosting Services Works

If you have decided to build your very own personal site, but are not very certain about what a website is and are not aware of the phrase "hosting", this article is devoted to defining these concepts in simple words.

What exactly is a web site?

A web site is a collection of webpages brought together in a systematic fashion. It has a special web address, also known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A website may be comprised of only one single web page and sometimes may even include as many as 1000 web pages.

What is a web hosting server?

A hosting server enables you to upload your website onto it. In some cases, there might be even thousands of web sites on a single web hosting server. The hosting server essentially is a computer with specific hardware, which is physically located in a data center with special cooling systems, whose task is to safeguard the seamless operation of the hosting server and all the sites located on it.

To sum up, a web hosting server will be truly a launch pad when the time comes for you to launch your website. It could be any sort of website - a corporate website containing numerous web pages, or a website, which has just several pages and which you have created just for your acquaintances and relatives.

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

As soon as you have decided what kind of site you would like to build, the next step is to find out what kind of web hosting service you have to select for your web adventure. Basically, there are two kinds of web hosting services - cost-free hosting services and professional paid web hosting services. The free-of-charge website hosting solution is normally utilized by clients that do not own a business-related site.

Pros and cons of the free-of-cost website hosting solution

You will not obtain many options with a charge-free website hosting plan. Features such as web traffic, memory and hard drive space are limited and insufficient for a complex e-commerce web site or a corporate site, or even for a website with lots of graphics. Additionally, there are a lot of banner ads incorporated in your website by the web hosting packages provider. These adverts occupy plenty of space on your website and are extremely frustrating.

Shared website hosting

The professional paid shared website hosting services tend to be more reliable and offer plenty of sophisticated features in addition to the high-end server that will accommodate your website and its content. In spite of that, it is essential to find out which features your site demands before buying your web hosting package. You should not rush and wind up paying for something that your website does not demand.

Pick your web hosting services provider

It is not tough to find a hosting accounts provider. You have to just carry out an online search in order to find a web hosting distributor that meets your site's requirements. Before you take your actual choice, go through the parameters of the packages supplied by the hosting vendors that have grabbed your interest. We, for example, are among the top-notch hosting suppliers on the marketplace nowadays. The broad range of hosting services and our prices are what makes us an enthralling option. Yet, you must establish what type of hosting service you require and if the price suits your allowance. Also, you must always remember to take a look at the web hosting distributor's Terms & Conditions before subscribing to confirm that your web site is not violating them.

Opening a website hosting account

Once you have found out what features are ideal for your site, the next step is to sign up for an account with the web hosting provider of your preference. You will be given all the essential tools for managing your files and databases. With us, for example, you will obtain a Control Panel, which comprises domain name, website, database and email mailbox account administration areas. You log into the web hosting Control Panel using a unique user name and password, which grants you secure access to the part of the hosting server where your website will be hosted.

Uploading your website

You can either upload your website through an FTP client or, as is with the majority of hosting suppliers, via a web-based tool that is included within the Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is extremely user-friendly and offers features comparable to those encountered in Windows Explorer, which makes file manipulation extremely easy. We offer additionally a site builder and a PHP-based script installation tool, which you can utilize to create your site if you possess no programming expertise and are taking your very first steps in web design. The online website building tool, whose name is SiteStudio, will also spare you the time and effort of creating a web site on your computer and then uploading it through FTP or the File Manager tool.