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Explanation of Shared Hosting

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If you have made a decision to make your very own personal website, but are not quite certain about what a website is and are not familiar with the term "shared hosting", this article is dedicated to explaining these concepts in simple words.

What exactly is a web site?

A website is a combination of web pages gathered systematically. It has a unique web site address, also referred to as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A site may contain only one single web page and sometimes may even have as many as one thousand web pages.

What is a web hosting server?

A web hosting server permits you to upload your web site onto it. In some instances, there might be even 1000's of sites on one single web hosting server. The web hosting server essentially is a computer with special hardware, which is placed in a data center with special cooling systems, whose purpose is to ensure the seamless operation of the hosting server and all the sites hosted on it.

In short, a web hosting server will be truly a launching pad when the time comes for you to launch your website. It could be any type of web site - a corporate site containing many web pages, or a website, which contains only a few webpages and which you have created simply for your pals and family members.

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

As soon as you have made a decision about what sort of web site you want to create, the next move is to find out what kind of web hosting service you must select for your online adventure. Essentially, there are two kinds of website hosting services - free website hosting services and professional paid website hosting services. The cost-free website hosting solution is ordinarily used by users that do not own a business site.

Strong and weak sides of the free-of-charge web hosting solution

You will not receive a lot of options with a free website hosting package. Features like traffic, memory and web server storage space are restricted and inadequate for a complex e-shop or a corporate web site, or even for a web site with plenty of graphics. Furthermore, there are a lot of banners embedded on your website by the hosting accounts provider. These adverts take up plenty of space on your web site and are rather frustrating.

Shared hosting

The professional paid shared hosting services tend to be more reliable and offer numerous sophisticated features apart from the high-powered server that will accommodate your web site and its data. Even so, it is important to know which features your site needs before buying your web hosting package. You should not hurry and wind up paying for something that your site does not require.

Choose your web hosting supplier

It is not difficult to find a web hosting supplier. You need to simply carry out an online survey in order to find a web hosting services provider that satisfies your website's requirements. Before you take your actual decision, have a glimpse at the features of the hosting packages offered by the hosting companies that have got your attention. We, for instance, are among the top-notch web hosting suppliers on the market these days. The vast array of web hosting solutions and our prices are what makes us an alluring choice. Yet, you must confirm what sort of hosting service you need and whether the price corresponds to your allowance. In addition, you must always remember to take a look at the hosting distributor's Terms & Conditions prior to opening an account to confirm that your website is not violating them.

Opening a web hosting account

Once you have determined what features are most important for your website, the next step is to sign up for an account with the hosting accounts provider of your choosing. You will have all the necessary tools for managing your web site files and databases. With us, for instance, you will get a web hosting Control Panel, which comprises domain name, website, database and mailbox account management areas. You log in the Control Panel using your unique username and password, which grants you safe access to the portion of the web hosting server where your site will be located.

Uploading your website

You can either upload your website files through an FTP program or, as is with the majority of hosting providers, through an online tool that is integrated within the web hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is pretty user-friendly and offers features similar to those encountered in Windows Explorer, which makes file manipulation exceptionally easy. We offer additionally a website building tool and a PHP-powered script installation tool, which you can utilize to create your web site if you have no programming expertise and are making your first steps in web design. The online site builder, called SiteStudio, will also spare you the time and effort of creating a website on your PC and then uploading it through an FTP program or the File Manager interface.

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