Web Hosting Packages Description
Having a website today is a must when it comes to dispersing ideas, advertising a brand new business or plainly staying up to date with the latest vogues. As emails have replaced paper letters long ago and people search for pretty much everything on the World Wide Web, it is a smart idea to establish a web page where users can learn about you or your business - this is a way to come closer to them, to show them what you think or what you offer. Let's have a glance at what you demand so as to make a site and the different web hosting services that enable you to do that.
A Domain - The Web Address You Must Commence With
First and foremost, you need a domain name - this is the Internet address that people would write in their web browser to visit your web site. It should be something that is easy to memorize, but also something that is connected with the topic of your site. Visitors would always prefer something concise and simple and this is the initial move towards enticing some regular website visitors.
Picking The Suitable Domain Extension For Your Domain Name(s)
The domain is composed of two entities - the actual name and the extension, or in technical terms - an SLD (second-level domain name) and a TLD (Top-Level Domain). If we take "example.com", "example" is the second-level domain name, and ".com" is the TLD. The TLDs are differentiated into generic top-level domain names - .com, .net, .info, .biz; and country-code top-level domain names - .us, .de, .es, and so on. While the .com/.net/.org Top-Level Domains are the most popular TLDs, some users might be looking for a regional business, so remember that when you are picking up a domain for your web site. If you live in Spain, for instance, an .es domain name and a web site in Spanish would perchance be a smarter choice than a .com site in English. Of course, you can have both, targeting a more sizable audience, so in this occasion it would be great if you could come across a web hosting distributor that provides the possibility of accommodating many domains in a single account. This will spare you time and effort as you will be able to manage all domains and web sites from the same web hosting Control Panel rather than logging on and off constantly so as to handle some domain name.
The Web Hosting Service - The Covert Power Behind Each Web Site
This brings us to the second service that you require for your online portal aside from the domain name - the web hosting service itself. To put it in simple terms, this is the storage space on a company's hosting server where your files will be situated. When you write my-domain.com in a web browser, you will practically see the files placed in your hosting account with a hosting supplier. In actuality, the web hosting service is much more than this. It is a compilation of all the services that let your web portal become operational.
The Internet Bandwidth and Hosting Traffic Aspects
Your website content is kept on a web server and to be able to access this website content, the web hosting corporation allocates a given quota of monthly hosting traffic to your account, which comes into play every time someone comes to your website. That amount may vary from a few hundred MB to unlimited, based on the web hosting supplier. When you go to a web site, the web site files are copied from the web server to your computer and are then exhibited in your browser. A web page with many pictures or a considerable quantity of downloadable content would create much more traffic, so this is a crucial factor when the time comes for you to select a good shared web hosting plan.
Cloud4Host - The Advisable Web Hosting Provider
Another service that comes with your plan is the ability to create email accounts using your very own domain. For a family-oriented web site, this may be something noncompulsory, but for a reputable firm it is more or less mandatory to have e-mailbox accounts that are using the company's domain name. This makes the corporation appear more professional in the eyes of both current partners and potential customers. Based on the plan, the amount of the email mailbox accounts or the e-mailbox size may be restricted, but to remain up to date with what corporations require, we at Cloud4Host provide an unmetered number of e-mailboxes and an unlimited e-mail box size allowance, thus living up to the needs of any small-scale or large-sized business organization. There is both webmail and mail client support available, so you can check your email mailbox accounts from a desktop computer, a laptop or even a cell phone.
Database Support (MySQL, Posgres, etc.)
For script-based websites, almost all service providers offer database support. A database is a set of tables used for managing and restoring content exhibited on a web site. One of the most appropriate instances would be an Internet forum - all usernames, passwords, and forum threads are saved in a database and are called and shown on the site by the forum script when a specific forum page is being opened. This makes the website more effective as just the content that is needed is retrieved and shown. Databases are used with most free PHP scripts, including e-business sites, and are an important element of the usual hosting service today. There are various types of databases - MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, etc. Which one you need depends on 2 things - which one(s) the concrete web host supports, and which database management system is required by the script that you want to utilize. It is important to examine these details before you select a web hosting distributor.
FTP Support (Uploads, Downloads)
Another functionality that normally comes with a web hosting plan is FTP access. FTP denotes File Transfer Protocol, and it is the most popular method of copying website files to or from a remote web server. You can upload your website via an FTP software program, but most web design software programs also offer a built-in FTP functionality, so you can upload all your website files with one mouse click directly from the app you have used to create them. For any subsequent updates, you simply have to edit the site and then upload the edited web site files, which renders handling your web site quite easy and time-effective.
Additional Domain and Web App Solutions
Additional functionalities may include domain administration, an online site building tool and a free script installer. Even though they are not necessarily available with all providers, they are becoming a part of the conventional web hosting plan due to the enormous demand for an all-inclusive web hosting solution where all the aforementioned services are available and can be administered through a single Control Panel.
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted||1 website hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$5.42 / month||$11.67 / month||$15.42 / month||$4.17 / month||$4.17 / month|