Description of Web Hosting
If you have decided to develop your own website, but are not very certain about what a web site is and are unfamiliar with the term "web hosting", this article is devoted to defining these notions in simple terms.
What exactly is a website?
A website is a combination of web pages brought together systematically. It has a unique address, also known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A web site may contain just one web page and sometimes may even contain as many as one thousand pages.
What is a web hosting server?
A hosting server permits you to upload your web site onto it. In some cases, there might be even thousands of sites on one single hosting server. The hosting server basically is a computer with specific hardware, which is situated in a data center facility with special cooling systems, whose task is to safeguard the seamless operation of the machine and all the web sites located on it.
In short, a web hosting server will be indeed a launching pad when the time arrives for you to launch your website. It could be any sort of web site - a corporate website having lots of web pages, or a site, which has just several pages and which you have set up just for your pals and relatives.
You've decided what your web site will be, now what?
Once you have reached a decision about what type of website you want to develop, the next move is to find out what type of web hosting service you have to pick for your web adventure. Essentially, there are two kinds of hosting services - free web hosting services and professional paid hosting services. The cost-free web hosting solution is ordinarily utilized by persons that do not own a business-related site.
Positive and negative sides of the free-of-charge hosting solution
You will not obtain lots of features with a charge-free hosting plan. Features like web traffic, memory and hosting server hard disk space are restricted and insufficient for an elaborate ecommerce site or a business web site, or even for a site with a lot of artwork. In addition, there are lots of ads put on your site by the hosting plans provider. These advertisements take up lots of space on your site and are quite annoying.
The professional paid shared hosting services are more stable and include numerous advanced features beside the high-power web hosting server that will host your site and its data. Still, it is essential to find out which features your web site needs before buying your web hosting plan. You should not rush and end up investing money in something that your site does not require.
Select your web hosting plans provider
Opening a web hosting account
As soon as you have found out what features are best for your web site, the next step is to sign up for an account with the hosting vendor of your choosing. You will receive all the important tools for administering your files and databases. With us, for example, you will receive a Control Panel, which has domain name, web site, database and email mailbox management sections. You log into the hosting Control Panel using a unique username and password, which grants you secure access to the part of the web hosting server where your site will be located.
Uploading your web site
You can either upload your web files via an FTP program or, as is with most web hosting vendors, through an online tool that is included within the web hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is very easy to use and offers features comparable to those encountered in Windows Explorer, which renders file management extremely easy. We offer also a website builder and a PHP-driven script installation tool, which you can use to develop your site if you possess no programming capabilities and are making your first steps in web design. The web-based website builder, dubbed SiteStudio, will also spare you the time and effort of creating a web site on your personal computer and then uploading it via an FTP client application or the File Manager tool.
|Starter Plan||Personal Plan||Professional Plan||Business Plan|
|50 GB storage||100 GB storage||300 GB storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|3 websites hosted||5 websites hosted||8 websites hosted||15 websites hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$6.99 / month||$10.49 / month||$15.49 / month||$35.49 / month|