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How Shared Web Hosting Operates

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If you have made a decision to make your very own personal web site, but are not quite certain about what a website is and are not familiar with the expression "shared web hosting", this article is devoted to defining these notions in plain terms.

What precisely is a web site?

A website is a collection of web pages gathered in a systematic fashion. It has a unique web address, also referred to as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A web site may consist of only one webpage and sometimes may even be comprised of as many as one thousand pages.

What is a web hosting server?

A hosting server enables you to upload your web site onto it. In some cases, there might be even thousands of web sites on a single hosting server. The web hosting server basically is a computer with special hardware, which is stored in a data center with special cooling systems, whose mission is to safeguard the seamless performance of the server and all the web sites accommodated on it.

In short, a web hosting server will be truly a launch pad when the time comes for you to launch your site. It could be any kind of website - a business web site having lots of pages, or a site, which consists of just a couple of web pages and which you have built just for your friends and family members.

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

As soon as you have reached a decision about what kind of website you desire to set up, the next move is to discover what type of web hosting service you must select for your online project. Basically, there are two sorts of website hosting services - cost-free website hosting services and paid website hosting services. The charge-free website hosting solution is normally used by individuals that do not have a business-related site.

Positive and negative aspects of the free website hosting solution

You will not obtain plenty of options with a cost-free website hosting package. Features such as traffic, RAM memory and data space are limited and inadequate for an elaborate ecommerce site or a corporate site, or even for a site with a lot of graphics. Also, there are lots of advertisements inserted on your website by the hosting accounts provider. These adverts occupy plenty of space on your website and are rather annoying.

Shared website hosting

The paid shared website hosting services are more dependable and include plenty of powerful features apart from the high-quality server that will host your website and its data. However, it is important to find out which features your website demands prior to selecting your web hosting package. You should not hurry and wind up paying for something that your site does not require.

Select your hosting provider

It is easy to find a hosting accounts provider. You have to just carry out an online survey in order to find a web hosting solutions provider that answers your web site's requirements. Before you make your actual choice, go through the parameters of the web hosting packages furnished by the hosting providers that have grasped your attention. We, for instance, are among the premier web hosting distributors on the market at the moment. The vast variety of hosting solutions and our prices are what renders us an enticing option. However, you must establish what kind of web hosting solution you require and whether the price fits your allowance. Furthermore, you must not forget to explore the web hosting vendor's Terms of Service before subscribing to confirm that your site is not abusing them.

Opening a website hosting account

Once you have found out what features are best for your website, the next step is to sign up for an account with the hosting solutions provider of your choosing. You will be bestowed with all the necessary tools for managing your web site files and databases. With us, for example, you will acquire a hosting Control Panel, which contains domain, web site, database and e-mail box administration sections. You log into the Control Panel using a unique username and password, which grants you secure access to the part of the server where your website will be hosted.

Uploading your web site

You can either upload your website via an FTP client application or, as is with most web hosting vendors, through 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 similar to those observed in Windows Explorer, which renders file manipulation very easy. We offer additionally a site building tool and a PHP-based script installation tool, which you can utilize to set up your web site if you have no programming knowledge and are making your very first steps in web design. The online site building tool, whose name is SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of making a website on your PC and then uploading it through an FTP client or the File Manager tool.

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