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What In Fact is Shared Hosting

If you have decided to make your own web site, 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 explaining these concepts in plain language.

What exactly is a website?

A web site is an amalgamation of web pages assembled in a systematic fashion. It has a unique web address, also referred to as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A site may contain just one web page and sometimes may even consist of as many as a thousand pages.

What is a hosting server?

A hosting server permits 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 web hosting server essentially is a computer with specific hardware, which is situated in a data center facility with special cooling systems, whose mission is to ensure the smooth operation of the web hosting server and all the sites located on it.

To summarize, a web hosting server will be truly a launching pad when the time comes for you to launch your web site. It could be any type of website - a corporate web site having numerous web pages, or a site, which has only several webpages and which you have developed just for your associates and relatives.

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

As soon as you have reached a decision about what type of website you desire to set up, the next step is to find out what type of web hosting service you have to choose for your online adventure. Essentially, there are two kinds of website hosting services - free-of-charge website hosting services and paid web hosting services. The free website hosting solution is typically used by persons that do not own a business web site.

Positive and negative sides of the free-of-cost website hosting solution

You will not get plenty of features with a charge-free website hosting package. Features like web traffic, memory and web server disk space are restricted and inadequate for a complex ecommerce web site or a corporate website, or even for a website with a lot of artwork. Moreover, there are a lot of banner advertisements put on your web site by the hosting services provider. These advertisements occupy a lot of space on your site and are extremely embarrassing.

Shared hosting

The professional paid shared hosting services tend to be more stable and offer numerous sophisticated features apart from the high-powered hosting server that will accommodate your website and its content. Nonetheless, it is essential to know which features your web site demands prior to selecting your web hosting package. You should not rush and end up investing money in something that your web site does not need.

Pick your hosting services provider

It is not hard to find a hosting distributor. You need to just carry out an online search in order to find a web hosting distributor that matches your web site's needs. Before you take your actual decision, take a glimpse at the specifications of the web hosting packages offered by the hosting companies that have impressed you. We, for example, are among the premier web hosting distributors on the marketplace today. The big range of web hosting services and our prices are what makes us an alluring choice. Nevertheless, you must determine what sort of web hosting solution you need and whether the price suits your budget. Also, you must not forget to go through the web hosting company's Terms & Conditions prior to registering to make sure that your site is not abusing them.

Opening a hosting account

As soon as you have determined what features are best for your website, the next step is to open an account with the hosting accounts provider of your preference. You will have all the needed tools for managing your web site files and databases. With us, for instance, you will get a Control Panel, which includes domain name, web site, database and mailbox administration areas. You log in the hosting Control Panel using a unique user name and password, which gives you secure access to the portion of the web hosting server where your site will be hosted.

Uploading your web site

You can either upload your website files through an FTP client or, as is with the majority of hosting vendors, via an online tool that is included within the hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is very easy to use and offers features similar to those found in Windows Explorer, which renders file management extremely easy. We offer additionally a site builder and a PHP-driven script installer, which you can use to develop your web site if you have no programming expertise and are making your first steps in web design. The online website building tool, whose name is SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of creating a web site on your personal computer and then uploading it through FTP or the File Manager interface.