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If you have decided to build your own personal web site, but are not quite certain about what a website is and are not familiar with the expression "shared web hosting", this article is dedicated to explaining these concepts in simple words.

What precisely is a web site?

A web site is a combination of webpages brought together in a systematic fashion. It has a special website address, also called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A site may be comprised of only one webpage and sometimes may even consist of as many as one thousand pages.

What is a hosting server?

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

To summarize, a hosting server will be truly a launch pad when the time arrives for you to launch your website. It could be any kind of web site - a business site consisting of numerous webpages, or a site, which contains just a few web pages and which you have made 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 made a decision about what sort of web site you desire to create, the next step is to discover what type of web hosting service you have to select for your Internet adventure. Essentially, there are two sorts of website hosting services - free web hosting services and paid website hosting services. The free-of-cost website hosting solution is commonly used by individuals that do not own a business website.

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

You will not receive a lot of options with a cost-free web hosting package. Features such as bandwidth, memory and web storage space are restricted and insufficient for an elaborate e-shop or a business-related website, or even for a web site with a lot of artwork. What's more, there are lots of banners put on your site by the web hosting vendor. These ads take up plenty of space on your website and are pretty frustrating.

Shared website hosting

The professional paid shared website hosting services tend to be more stable and offer lots of powerful features beside the high-end web hosting server that will accommodate your website and its files. Even so, it is essential to find out which features your web site demands before choosing your web hosting plan. You should not hurry and wind up spending money on something that your web site does not demand.

Find your hosting accounts provider

It is not difficult to find a web host. You have to simply conduct an online search in order to find a web hosting solutions provider that answers your site's demands. Before you make your actual decision, take a glimpse at the parameters of the web hosting plans supplied by the hosting suppliers that have grasped your interest. We, for example, are among the best web hosting service providers on the market now. The immense variety of web hosting solutions and our prices are what makes us an appealing choice. Nevertheless, you must ascertain what kind of hosting service you need and whether the price fits your allowance. Also, you must always remember to read the provider's ToS prior to registering to verify that your site is not abusing them.

Opening a hosting account

Once you have determined what features are optimal for your site, the next step is to sign up for an account with the hosting provider of your preference. You will have all the necessary tools for managing your website files and databases. With us, for instance, you will obtain a web hosting Control Panel, which consists of domain, website, database and email account administration areas. You log in the Control Panel using your unique username and password, which grants you safe access to the portion of the server where your web site will be located.

Uploading your web site

You can either upload your files via FTP client software or, as is with most hosting vendors, through a web-based tool that is integrated 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 renders file manipulation extremely easy. We offer additionally a site builder and a PHP-powered script installer, which you can use to build your web site if you have no programming expertise and are taking your first steps in web design. The online website building tool, dubbed SiteStudio, will also spare you the time and effort of making a web site on your personal computer and then uploading it via an FTP software program or the File Manager interface.

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