What In Fact is Shared Hosting
If you have decided to set up your own web site, but are not very sure about what a web site is and are not familiar with the phrase "shared hosting", this article is dedicated to defining these notions in plain language.
What precisely is a website?
A website is an amalgamation of web pages gathered in a systematic fashion. It has a special web address, also known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A website may consist of only one web page and sometimes may even contain as many as one thousand web pages.
What is a hosting server?
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A hosting server enables you to upload your website onto it. In some instances, there might be even thousands of websites on one single hosting server. The web hosting server basically is a computer with special hardware, which is held in a data center facility with special cooling systems, whose mission is to safeguard the smooth 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 arrives for you to launch your web site. It could be any kind of web site - a corporate web site consisting of lots of web pages, or a site, which has just several web pages and which you have developed simply for your friends and family members.
You've made a decision about what your web site will be, now what?
Once you have reached a decision about what sort of web site you would like to launch, the next step is to find out what kind of web hosting service you have to choose for your Internet endeavor. Basically, there are two types of web hosting services - free website hosting services and paid hosting services. The free web hosting solution is normally utilized by clients that do not have a business site.
Strong and weak sides of the free website hosting solution
You will not receive plenty of features with a free website hosting package. Features like traffic, RAM memory and hosting server disk drive storage space are limited and inadequate for an elaborate ecommerce site or a corporate site, or even for a web site with a lot of graphics. Besides, there are a lot of banner ads put on your web site by the web hosting services provider. These advertisements take up lots of space on your site and are pretty embarrassing.
Shared web hosting
The paid shared web hosting services tend to be more dependable and include a lot of advanced features in addition to the high-power hosting server that will accommodate your website and its files. Nonetheless, it is essential to find out which features your web site needs before purchasing your web hosting plan. You should not rush and wind up paying for something that your web site does not demand.
Find your web hosting packages provider
It is not difficult to find a web hosting vendor. You need to simply conduct an online survey in order to find a web hosting company that meets your web site's requirements. Before you make your actual decision, have a peek at the specs of the packages supplied by the hosting suppliers that have impressed you. We, for instance, are among the top web hosting providers on the market now. The wide selection of web hosting solutions and our prices are what renders us an enthralling choice. Yet, you must determine what sort of web hosting service you require and if the price corresponds to your budget. In addition, you must always remember to read the hosting distributor's ToS prior to opening an account to make certain that your website is not abusing them.
Signing up for a website hosting account
Once you have determined what features are ideal for your web site, the next move is to sign up for an account with the hosting provider of your preference. You will get all the important tools for administering your files and databases. With us, for instance, you will receive a Control Panel, which has domain, web site, database and electronic mail account administration sections. You log in the hosting Control Panel using a unique user name and password, which grants you safe access to the part of the web hosting server where your site will be hosted.
Uploading your website
You can either upload your web files via an FTP client or, as is with most hosting companies, through an online tool that is integrated within the hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is pretty user-friendly and offers features comparable to those encountered in Windows Explorer, which renders file manipulation very easy. We offer also a site building tool and a PHP-driven script installer, which you can use to create your site if you possess no programming knowledge and are making your very first steps in web design. The online site building tool, dubbed SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of creating a web site on your computer and then uploading it through an FTP program or the File Manager interface.