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Web Hosting Packages Definition

If you have decided to build your very own personal web site, but are not quite sure about what a web site is and are not familiar with the expression "web hosting", this article is devoted to clarifying these concepts in plain terms.

What exactly is a web site?

A website is a collection of web pages brought together in a systematic fashion. It has a unique address, also known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A web site may contain just one webpage and sometimes may even contain as many as 1000 web pages.

What is a web hosting server?

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A hosting server permits you to upload your web site onto it. In some instances, there might be even thousands of web sites on one single web hosting server. The hosting server essentially is a computer with special hardware, which is physically located in a datacenter facility with special cooling systems, whose mission is to ensure the seamless operation of the server and all the web sites located on it.

To summarize, a web hosting server will be indeed a launch pad when the time arrives for you to launch your site. It could be any sort of web site - a business website consisting of lots of pages, or a web site, which consists of just several webpages and which you have created simply for your friends and family members.

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

Once you have decided what kind of site you would like to make, the next step is to discover what kind of web hosting service you must pick for your Internet endeavor. Essentially, there are two types of web hosting services - free-of-charge web hosting services and paid website hosting services. The free website hosting solution is usually used by persons that do not have a business site.

Upsides and downsides of the free-of-cost hosting solution

You will not obtain a lot of options with a free website hosting plan. Features such as bandwidth, memory and web hosting server hard disk space are limited and insufficient for an elaborate online shop or a corporate site, or even for a web site with plenty of graphics. Also, there are lots of banner adverts placed on your website by the web hosting plans provider. These ads take up lots of space on your website and are extremely frustrating.

Shared hosting

The paid shared hosting services are more reliable and offer numerous sophisticated features aside from the high-powered server that will accommodate your web site and its data. Nonetheless, it is essential to find out which features your web site needs before buying your web hosting package. You should not hurry and wind up paying for something that your website does not demand.

Select your hosting services provider

It is not difficult to find a hosting provider. You need to just conduct an online search in order to find a web hosting company that meets your site's demands. Before you take your actual decision, have a glimpse at the features of the packages furnished by the web hosting distributors that have grasped your attention. We, for example, are among the best web hosting vendors on the market now. The broad selection of web hosting solutions and our prices are what makes us an enthralling option. In spite of that, you must confirm what sort of web hosting service you need and whether the price fits your budget. Also, you must always remember to examine the hosting supplier's TOS before registering to confirm that your web site is not abusing them.

Signing up for a web hosting account

Once you have found out what features are ideal for your website, the next move is to open an account with the hosting supplier of your choice. You will gain all the needed tools for administering your website files and databases. With us, for instance, you will get a Control Panel, which has domain name, website, database and email box account management areas. You log into the hosting Control Panel using a unique user name and password, which gives you safe access to the portion of the server where your web site will be hosted.

Uploading your site

You can either upload your website files through FTP or, as is with the majority of hosting service providers, through a web-based tool that is included within the Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is rather user-friendly and offers features similar to those observed in Windows Explorer, which makes file management extremely easy. We offer additionally a website building tool and a PHP-powered script installer, which you can utilize to build your site if you have no programming skills and are taking your very first steps in web design. The online website builder, whose name is SiteStudio, will also spare you the time and effort of creating a web site on your computer and then uploading it using FTP or the File Manager interface.