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If you have made a decision to create your own website, but are not quite sure about what a web site is and are unfamiliar with the phrase "web hosting", this article is devoted to clarifying these concepts in plain English.

What precisely is a website?

A website is a combination of webpages gathered systematically. It has a special website address, also known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A site may contain just one web page and sometimes may even consist of as many as 1000 webpages.

What is a 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 web hosting server. The web hosting server basically is a computer with special hardware, which is held in a datacenter facility with special cooling systems, whose mission is to ensure the smooth functioning of the web hosting server and all the websites located on it.

To sum up, a hosting server will be indeed a launching pad when the time comes for you to launch your site. It could be any sort of site - a business website containing multiple webpages, or a site, which consists of just several pages and which you have developed simply for your chums and family members.

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

As soon as you have decided what sort of website you wish to set up, the next step is to find out what kind of web hosting service you must select for your Internet endeavor. Essentially, there are two sorts of website hosting services - cost-free website hosting services and professional paid website hosting services. The free-of-cost website hosting solution is ordinarily utilized by customers that do not have a business web site.

Strong and weak sides of the free-of-charge website hosting solution

You will not receive lots of options with a free-of-cost web hosting plan. Features like traffic, RAM memory and web server hard disk storage space are limited and insufficient for a complex ecommerce web site or a business-related website, or even for a web site with lots of graphics. Also, there are lots of adverts put on your website by the web hosting supplier. These advertisements occupy lots of space on your website and are rather annoying.

Shared hosting

The professional paid shared hosting services tend to be more stable and include plenty of advanced features beside the high-powered hosting server that will host your website and its files. Nevertheless, it is essential to find out which features your website needs prior to choosing your web hosting plan. You should not rush and wind up spending money on something that your web site does not need.

Choose your web host

It is not hard to find a web hosting vendor. You need to just conduct an online survey in order to find a web hosting company that meets your web site's needs. Before you make your actual decision, take a look at the features of the plans supplied by the hosting providers that have grabbed your interest. We, for example, are among the top-notch web hosting service providers on the marketplace as of now. The vast selection of web hosting services and our prices are what makes us an alluring choice. In spite of that, you must ascertain what type of hosting solution you require and whether the price corresponds to your allowance. Besides, you must not forget to explore the service provider's Terms of Service before signing up to make certain that your website is not abusing them.

Signing up for a hosting account

Once you have found out what features are ideal for your web site, the next move is to sign up for an account with the hosting supplier of your choosing. You will have all the important tools for handling your website files and databases. With us, for instance, you will obtain a web hosting Control Panel, which consists of domain name, web site, database and email mailbox account administration areas. You log into the web hosting Control Panel using a unique username and password, which gives you secure access to the part of the web hosting server where your web site will be located.

Uploading your site

You can either upload your files via FTP or, as is with most web hosting distributors, through an online tool that is integrated within the Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is pretty easy to use and offers features similar to those found in Windows Explorer, which renders file manipulation very easy. We offer also a site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, which you can utilize to build your web site if you possess no programming experience and are making your very first steps in web design. The online site building tool, dubbed SiteStudio, will also spare you the time and effort of creating a web site on your personal computer and then uploading it via an FTP software program or the File Manager tool.

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