Hosting or web hosting is a term related with website. It is a process that makes your site visible world wide on the internet. What happens actually, when you browse a site on the net, the website or the web pages of a site is downloaded from the web server onto your web browser. The web pages consist of text and images. These web pages are required to be stored on the web servers so that visitors can find your site. A web server is a computer to 'store' the website or the web pages. It is the web hosting company who store your site on a web server. They connect these web server to the Internet through high speed Internet connection and place in a physical building called 'data center'.
Thus, if you want to have your own website, it is essential to host your website on a web server. Company that provides the web servers to host your website is called web hosting
First of all, you have to decide a domain name for your website. A domain name refers to simply an address for your website. Examples are www.microsoft.com
. Avoid choosing a domain name which is too long or too complicated for users to remember.
Design Your Website
After choosing a domain name, your second job is to design your site. You can give this task to any professional design company. It may be somewhat pricey option but you will have a professional and modish website.
Getting a web host
Search for the best hosting
company on the internet. You will come across a lot of hosting companies. Select the company which provides the best service on your budget. They offer their service in different packages. Choose a package to suit your needs and sign up for an account. Generally you'll pay for the service by credit card online. Another advantage of a hosting company is that you can register your domain name here if you have not done it elsewhere.
Once payment has been made, you'll get a confirmation email with details about your package. Take some time to read this email carefully as it contains information on how to log on to your hosting account.
Then upload all the HTML pages, graphics and other files on to your web space by the control panel on your website, or by using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program such as CuteFTP.
Now that your website is ready, users from around the world can view it, so make sure that the information it contains (such as your email address and telephone number) is up-to-date. This is particularly important if you will be using your website to sell products and services.