Web Hosting Packages Description
If you have decided to create your own personal website, but are not very sure about what a website is and are unfamiliar with the term "web hosting", this article is devoted to clarifying these notions in plain language.
What exactly is a website?
A website is a combination of webpages gathered in a systematic fashion. It has a special web site address, also called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A website may consist of just one web page and sometimes may even be comprised of as many as a thousand pages.
What is a web hosting server?
5 websites hosted
Unlimited websites hosted
A hosting server permits you to upload your site onto it. In some instances, there might be even 1000's of web sites on one single web hosting server. The hosting server basically is a computer with special hardware, which is physically located in a data center with special cooling systems, whose mission is to ensure the seamless functioning of the hosting server and all the web 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 kind of web site - a corporate site consisting of plenty of webpages, or a website, which is comprised of only several webpages and which you have made simply for your comrades and relatives.
You've decided what your web site will be, now what?
As soon as you have decided what kind of site you desire to establish, the next step is to find out what sort of web hosting service you must select for your web project. Basically, there are two kinds of hosting services - free hosting services and paid website hosting services. The cost-free web hosting solution is commonly utilized by users that do not possess a business website.
Positive and negative aspects of the cost-free website hosting solution
You will not get plenty of options with a charge-free hosting plan. Features such as traffic, RAM memory and server space are restricted and insufficient for an elaborate e-commerce web site or a business website, or even for a website with plenty of graphics. Besides, there are a lot of web banners incorporated in your website by the hosting company. These ads occupy a lot of space on your site and are pretty annoying.
The paid shared hosting services are more dependable and offer many sophisticated features in addition to the high-quality server that will host your website and its files. In spite of that, it is essential to find out which features your website needs before buying your web hosting package. You should not rush and wind up spending cash on something that your website does not need.
Pick your hosting supplier
It is not tough to find a hosting provider. You have to just conduct an online survey in order to find a web hosting company that matches your website's requirements. Before you make your actual choice, go through the specs of the web hosting plans delivered by the hosting distributors that have caught your attention. We, for example, are among the top-notch web hosting suppliers on the market today. The vast selection of web hosting solutions and our prices are what renders us an alluring choice. Still, you must ascertain what type of hosting solution you need and whether the price fits your allowance. Besides, you must always remember to check the web hosting distributor's ToS before subscribing to ensure that your website is not violating them.
Opening a website hosting account
As soon as you have found out what features are best for your site, the next move is to open an account with the web hosting supplier of your choice. You will be given all the important tools for administering your files and databases. With us, for example, you will receive a web hosting Control Panel, which consists of domain, web site, database and mailbox account administration sections. You log in the web hosting Control Panel using a unique username and password, which gives you secure access to the part of the web hosting server where your website will be located.
Uploading your web site
You can either upload your web site files via an FTP client or, as is with the majority of web hosting service providers, through an online tool that is integrated within the web 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 web site building tool and a PHP script installer, which you can use to develop your site if you possess no programming experience and are making your first steps in web design. The online site building tool, called SiteStudio, will also spare you the time and effort of making a website on your personal computer and then uploading it using FTP or the File Manager tool.