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If you have decided to develop your own site, but are not very certain about what a web site is and are not familiar with the phrase "shared hosting", this article is dedicated to defining these notions in simple English.

What exactly is a website?

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

What is a web hosting server?

A hosting server enables 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 essentially is a computer with specific hardware, which is housed in a datacenter with special cooling systems, whose purpose is to ensure the seamless performance of the hosting server and all the web sites located on it.

To sum up, a web hosting server will be indeed a launching pad when the time comes for you to launch your website. It could be any kind of website - a corporate web site having a large number of web pages, or a site, which includes only a couple of pages and which you have developed just for your friends and relatives.

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

Once you have made a decision about what sort of site you would like to set up, the next step is to discover what kind of web hosting service you must select for your online project. Essentially, there are two kinds of hosting services - charge-free hosting services and paid website hosting services. The free-of-cost website hosting solution is usually used by individuals that do not own a business site.

Strong and weak sides of the free-of-cost website hosting solution

You will not get a lot of features with a free-of-cost web hosting package. Features like traffic, RAM memory and web space are limited and inadequate for an elaborate ecommerce site or a business web site, or even for a website with a lot of graphics. Furthermore, there are lots of ads put on your website by the web hosting provider. These ads occupy a lot of space on your web site and are very frustrating.

Shared website hosting

The paid shared website hosting services tend to be more stable and include lots of sophisticated features in addition to the high-power web hosting server that will accommodate your web site and its files. Nonetheless, it is essential to find out which features your web site needs prior to buying your web hosting package. You should not hurry and end up spending cash on something that your site does not need.

Select your web hosting accounts provider

It is not tough to find a hosting distributor. You have to just carry out an online survey in order to find a web hosting services provider that satisfies your web site's demands. Before you take your actual decision, have a glance at the features of the web hosting plans provided by the hosting providers that have made an impression on you. We, for instance, are among the best web hosting suppliers on the market at present. The wide array of services and our prices are what renders us an enticing option. Still, you must determine what sort of hosting service you require and if the price suits your budget. In addition, you must always remember to explore the hosting company's Terms of Service prior to signing up to make sure that your site is not abusing them.

Opening a hosting account

As soon as you have found out what features are optimal for your web site, the next step is to open an account with the hosting provider of your choosing. You will receive all the needed tools for handling your web site files and databases. With us, for instance, you will obtain a web hosting Control Panel, which consists of domain, web site, database and e-mailbox administration sections. You log in the hosting Control Panel using your unique username and password, which grants you safe access to the portion of the server where your site will be hosted.

Uploading your web site

You can either upload your website files via FTP client software or, as is with most hosting service providers, via 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 found in Windows Explorer, which renders file manipulation extremely easy. We offer also a website builder and a PHP-driven script installation tool, which you can use to set up your site if you have no programming skills and are making your first steps in web design. The online website building tool, called SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of making a web site on your PC and then uploading it using an FTP client or the File Manager tool.

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