I am currently building my own website to showcase my photography portfolio. The thing is, I do know basic knowledge (based on my previous experience on html and it was 8 years ago) of creating a website. Doing some catching up now and currently trying using SlideshowPro to showcase my works.
The problem is, I am now planning to have my website hosted by a webhosting company (I want my own domain). I have zero experience in publishing it to a commercial (or paid) webhost since in my previous experience of creating a website, I used free webhosting service (geocities).
I understand webhosting services do provide different packages for different needs. Now what I would like to know is
1. What is the best webhosting service available that suits a photography website.
2. Is it such a hassle to upload your files and have it running on the net? I came across terms that I'm not familiar with such as using FTP to upload your files, SQL (totally clueless what is this), database management etc. Problem is I thought that after I had build my website, then that's it. Never thought of coming across those terms.
So, can anyone please shed some lights to me on this?
FYI: I don't have any formal background on website development, just that it happened I learnt basic html from a friend 8 years ago