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If you have decided to create your very own personal web site, but are not quite certain about what a website is and are unfamiliar with the term "web hosting", this article is dedicated to clarifying these notions in simple terms.

What precisely is a website?

A website is a collection of webpages assembled systematically. It has a unique web address, also referred to as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A web site may consist of just one single webpage and sometimes may even include as many as one thousand pages.

What is a hosting server?

A hosting server permits you to upload your web site onto it. In some cases, there might be even thousands of sites on one single web hosting server. The hosting server basically is a computer with special hardware, which is housed in a datacenter with special cooling systems, whose task is to ensure the seamless performance of the web hosting server and all the web sites accommodated on it.

To summarize, a web hosting server will be truly a launch pad when the time arrives for you to launch your site. It could be any sort of website - a corporate site having plenty of pages, or a site, which contains just a few web pages and which you have built just for your friends and relatives.

You've decided what your web site will be, now what?

As soon as you have reached a decision about what kind of website you would like to launch, the next step is to find out what sort of web hosting service you have to pick for your online adventure. Essentially, there are two kinds of website hosting services - charge-free website hosting services and paid hosting services. The charge-free website hosting solution is usually utilized by users that do not possess a business-related web site.

Pros and cons of the charge-free website hosting solution

You will not receive lots of options with a free website hosting plan. Features like web traffic, memory and hosting server disk space are restricted and inadequate for an elaborate web shop or a business site, or even for a site with plenty of graphics. What's more, there are lots of banner ads put on your website by the web hosting supplier. These advertisements take up plenty of space on your website and are rather annoying.

Shared website hosting

The professional paid shared website hosting services tend to be more reliable and include plenty of sophisticated features apart from the high-powered server that will accommodate your site and its files. Even so, it is important to find out which features your site needs before buying your web hosting package. You should not hurry and end up spending cash on something that your website does not need.

Find your web hosting supplier

It is not tough to find a web hosting packages provider. You need to just carry out an online survey in order to find a web hosting distributor that matches your site's needs. Before you take your actual choice, take a look at the specifications of the hosting plans furnished by the web hosting service providers that have made an impression on you. We, for example, are among the best website hosting providers on the marketplace as of now. The vast range of hosting services and our prices are what makes us an appealing choice. Even so, you must determine what type of web hosting service you require and if the price fits your allowance. What is more, you must not forget to take a look at the service provider's TOS before opening an account to make certain that your site is not abusing them.

Opening a website hosting account

Once you have determined what features are ideal for your website, the next step is to open an account with the hosting provider of your choosing. You will acquire all the needed tools for managing your files and databases. With us, for example, you will acquire a Control Panel, which contains domain, website, database and e-mail account management areas. You log into the Control Panel using a unique username and password, which gives you safe access to the portion of the web hosting server where your website will be hosted.

Uploading your web site

You can either upload your website files through an FTP software application or, as is with most web hosting distributors, via an online tool that is integrated within the hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is extremely user-friendly and offers features comparable to those encountered in Windows Explorer, which renders file management exceptionally easy. We offer additionally a site building tool and a PHP-powered script installer, which you can use to create your site if you have no programming capabilities and are taking your very first steps in web design. The web-based website building tool, dubbed SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of creating a website on your personal computer and then uploading it through FTP client software or the File Manager interface.

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