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Description of Shared Hosting

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If you have decided to make your own personal site, but are not quite certain about what a website is and are not aware of the term "shared hosting", this article is devoted to defining these notions in plain language.

What precisely is a website?

A web site is an amalgamation of webpages assembled systematically. It has a unique web address, also known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A site may consist of only one single webpage and sometimes may even have as many as one thousand web pages.

What is a web hosting server?

A hosting server enables you to upload your website 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 situated in a data center with special cooling systems, whose purpose is to ensure the seamless operation of the hosting server and all the sites accommodated on it.

In brief, a hosting server will be indeed a launching pad when the time comes for you to launch your web site. It could be any type of website - a business web site having a large number of web pages, or a website, which includes just several pages and which you have made simply for your chums and family members.

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

As soon as you have decided what kind of site you want to set up, the next step is to discover what kind of web hosting service you must select for your online endeavor. Essentially, there are two sorts of website hosting services - charge-free website hosting services and paid website hosting services. The free-of-cost hosting solution is usually utilized by customers that do not possess a business web site.

Advantages and disadvantages of the free-of-cost web hosting solution

You will not receive a lot of options with a charge-free hosting plan. Features like traffic, memory and storage space are limited and insufficient for a complex Internet shop or a business-related web site, or even for a site with lots of graphics. What's more, there are lots of banner ads placed on your site by the hosting plans provider. These ads occupy lots of space on your site and are quite embarrassing.

Shared web hosting

The professional paid shared web hosting services are more dependable and include a lot of sophisticated features in addition to the high-end hosting server that will accommodate your web site and its content. Nonetheless, it is important to know which features your site needs prior to purchasing your web hosting plan. You should not rush and wind up paying for something that your web site does not demand.

Find your hosting plans provider

It is easy to find a web hosting vendor. You have to simply conduct an online survey in order to find a web hosting supplier that matches your website's requirements. Before you take your actual choice, check the parameters of the hosting packages offered by the hosting suppliers that have got your attention. We, for instance, are among the best hosting vendors on the market today. The immense array of hosting services and our prices are what makes us an appealing choice. Nonetheless, you must establish what sort of web hosting solution you need and if the price matches your allowance. Furthermore, you must always remember to double-check the hosting provider's TOS prior to registering to confirm that your site is not violating them.

Opening a web hosting account

As soon as you have determined what features are most important for your site, the next move is to sign up for an account with the web hosting vendor of your choice. You will acquire all the essential tools for handling your website files and databases. With us, for example, you will get a Control Panel, which comprises domain name, website, database and email mailbox administration sections. You log into the hosting Control Panel using a unique username and password, which grants you secure access to the part of the server where your web site will be located.

Uploading your site

You can either upload your site through an FTP program or, as is with the majority of hosting distributors, via a web-based tool that is integrated within the hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is rather easy to use and offers features comparable to those encountered in Windows Explorer, which makes file manipulation very easy. We offer additionally a site builder and a PHP script installer, which you can utilize to set up your web site if you have no programming knowledge and are making your first steps in web design. The online web site building tool, whose name is SiteStudio, will also spare you the time and effort of making a web site on your computer and then uploading it via FTP or the File Manager tool.

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