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Shared Hosting Packages Uncovered

If you have decided to set up your own website, but are not quite sure about what a web site is and are not aware of the term "shared hosting", this article is dedicated to clarifying these notions in plain language.

What exactly is a website?

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

What is a hosting server?

A web hosting server permits you to upload your web site onto it. In some cases, there might be even thousands of sites on one single hosting server. The web hosting server basically is a computer with specific hardware, which is placed in a data center with special cooling systems, whose mission is to safeguard the seamless performance of the machine and all the sites located on it.

In brief, a hosting server will be truly a launching pad when the time arrives for you to launch your site. It could be any kind of web site - a corporate web site consisting of numerous web pages, or a website, which consists of just a few web pages and which you have created simply for your friends and relatives.

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

Once you have reached a decision about what type of website you wish to build, the next move is to discover what sort of web hosting service you have to pick for your online venture. Essentially, there are two types of web hosting services - cost-free website hosting services and professional paid website hosting services. The charge-free hosting solution is normally utilized by clients that do not own a business web site.

Strengths and weaknesses of the free-of-cost hosting solution

You will not receive a lot of features with a charge-free web hosting package. Features like bandwidth, memory and hosting server disk storage space are restricted and insufficient for a complex e-commerce website or a business-related web site, or even for a web site with plenty of graphics. Moreover, there are lots of advertisements inserted on your website by the web hosting accounts provider. These ads occupy a lot of space on your website and are rather embarrassing.

Shared web hosting

The professional paid shared web hosting services are more dependable and offer numerous sophisticated features aside from the high-end web hosting server that will host your web site and its data. Nevertheless, it is essential to know which features your web site demands prior to choosing your web hosting package. You should not hurry and end up buying something that your website does not need.

Pick your web host

It is easy to find a web hosting services provider. You have to just conduct an online survey in order to find a web hosting solutions provider that fulfills your site's needs. Before you make your actual choice, examine the specs of the packages offered by the web hosting companies that have caught your interest. We, for example, are among the leading hosting companies on the marketplace nowadays. The broad selection of hosting services and our prices are what renders us an attractive choice. Nonetheless, you must ascertain what type of hosting service you require and whether the price corresponds to your budget. Additionally, you must always remember to examine the hosting distributor's ToS before signing up to make certain that your website is not abusing them.

Opening a web hosting account

Once you have determined what features are optimal for your site, the next move is to open an account with the hosting plans provider of your choice. You will have all the necessary tools for handling your web site files and databases. With us, for example, you will obtain a web hosting Control Panel, which comprises domain name, website, database and email administration sections. You log in the web hosting Control Panel using your unique user name and password, which grants you safe access to the portion of the hosting server where your web site will be hosted.

Uploading your web site

You can either upload your web site via an FTP client or, as is with the majority of web hosting distributors, through a web-based tool that is integrated within the hosting 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 exceptionally easy. We offer also a web site builder and a PHP script installation tool, which you can use to build your web site if you possess no programming expertise and are taking your very first steps in web design. The online web site builder, called SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of making a website on your personal computer and then uploading it through an FTP program or the File Manager interface.