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 What is web hosting?

Web hosting is a very important part of the way the Internet works today. To the end user, the...

 What are web servers? Why are they necessary?

Web servers are computers that have been set up by a hosting company, usually in a facility...

 What's the difference between shared, dedicated, and other types of hosting?

Shared hosting is probably what you're most interested in, especially if you're just starting...

 What is a control panel?

The control panel is an essential part of any web hosting account. You wouldn't be able to do...

 What do you mean when you say gigabyte, megabyte, GB, and MB?

The smallest unit of measurement on a computer is the bit. There are almost always eight bits...

 How much disk space and bandwidth do I need for my website?

You probably understand what disk space is, but what is bandwidth? A bandwidth quota is a limit...

 Why shouldn't I go for that unlimited plan? Beware overselling.

If you've been searching for a web hosting provider, you have probably seen some offers that...

 What happens if I exceed my space or bandwidth quotas?

That varies from hosting provider to hosting provider. Some will suspend your account if you...

 Am I allowed to resell my hosting space?

In general, most hosting providers will not allow customers with shared hosting accounts to...

 Can I host more than one site per account?

It depends on whether you want each site to have its own domain name or not. If you don't mind,...

 In general, what can get my account suspended?

There's no way to say exactly what can get your account suspended across every host, but there...

 Should I be taking backups of my account? If so, how often?

Backups are crucial to the smooth operation of any website, no matter how important, how many...

 What are domain names? How do they work?

Every server in the world that has access to the Internet has at least one IP address -- to a...

 How do I decide what to choose for a domain name?

If you're not quite sure exactly what a domain is, you should watch the previous tutorial....

 Where can I buy a domain name for my site?

Domain names can be purchased at any accredited domain registrar. A domain registrar is a...