Hosting Plans Description
If you have made a decision to create your own personal web site, but are not very sure about what a website is and are not aware of the term "hosting", this article is dedicated to explaining these concepts in plain terms.
What exactly is a web site?
A website is an amalgamation of webpages brought together systematically. It has a special web site address, also referred to as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A web site may be comprised of just one web page and sometimes may even have as many as one thousand pages.
What is a web hosting server?
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A web hosting server enables you to upload your web site onto it. In some cases, there might be even thousands of websites on one single hosting server. The hosting server basically is a computer with specific hardware, which is held in a data center with special cooling systems, whose mission is to safeguard the seamless operation of the hosting server and all the sites accommodated on it.
In brief, a hosting server will be really a launch pad when the time arrives for you to launch your site. It could be any sort of website - a business web site containing lots of web pages, or a website, which is comprised of just several webpages and which you have developed simply for your chums and relatives.
You've made a decision about what your website will be, now what?
As soon as you have decided what type of website you would like to set up, the next step is to discover what kind of web hosting service you must select for your web adventure. Basically, there are two kinds of website hosting services - cost-free web hosting services and paid web hosting services. The cost-free web hosting solution is typically used by users that do not have a business-related website.
Positive and negative aspects of the cost-free hosting solution
You will not obtain a lot of features with a charge-free web hosting plan. Features such as bandwidth, memory and disk space are limited and insufficient for a complex Internet shop or a corporate website, or even for a website with lots of graphics. What's more, there are a lot of banners embedded on your site by the hosting services provider. These adverts occupy plenty of space on your site and are very irritating.
Shared website hosting
The paid shared website hosting services tend to be more reliable and offer many sophisticated features aside from the high-power hosting server that will host your website and its content. In spite of that, it is essential to find out which features your website needs before purchasing your web hosting package. You should not hurry and end up spending cash on something that your website does not demand.
Find your hosting accounts provider
It is not hard to find a web hosting plans provider. You have to just conduct an online search in order to find a web hosting vendor that matches your web site's demands. Before you take your actual choice, explore the features of the packages supplied by the web hosting companies that have attracted your interest. We, for instance, are among the premier hosting distributors on the marketplace these days. The enormous variety of services and our prices are what renders us an enticing choice. Nonetheless, you must determine what type of web hosting service you require and if the price suits your allowance. What is more, you must always remember to go through the web hosting supplier's TOS prior to signing up to make certain that your site is not violating them.
Signing up for a website hosting account
As soon as you have found out what features are optimal for your web site, the next move is to sign up for an account with the web hosting accounts provider of your choice. You will acquire all the necessary tools for administering your website files and databases. With us, for instance, you will get a web hosting Control Panel, which has domain name, website, database and mail account management sections. You log in the hosting Control Panel using your unique user name and password, which grants you safe access to the portion of the server where your site will be located.
Uploading your website
You can either upload your web site files via an FTP client or, as is with most web hosting vendors, through an online tool that is included within the web hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is very user-friendly and offers features similar to those found in Windows Explorer, which makes file manipulation very easy. We offer also a web site building tool and a PHP-powered script installation tool, which you can utilize to set up your website if you possess no programming capabilities and are making your very first steps in web design. The online web site building tool, called SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of creating a web site on your personal computer and then uploading it via an FTP program or the File Manager tool.