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There are two features you need in order to set up a website. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your web page when you type it in a browser, and the second one is a website hosting account, which is essentially the storage space on a web server where the site files will be located, plus a few more services that come with it. The domain and the web hosting package are 2 linked, yet different services, and you require both of them in order to have a functioning web site.
What is a Domain Name?
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A domain name is the alpha-numeric combination that you will select to be the address for the site: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain can be up to 64 symbols long and it comprises 2 parts – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the abovementioned illustration, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the TLD. While you can pick the second-level domain name of the domain to be anything that is open for registration, there is a fixed number of Top-Level Domains to choose from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a certain period of time between one and ten years. They may contain additional requirements concerning the registrant.
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As the domain is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you require a hosting account where you have to add it. Thus, when you write it in a browser, it will open the web page files that you have in the account, in other words it will display your online portal. You can have a domain name registered with a specific registrar and receive the hosting service from another, although many hosting suppliers provide both services and it is more convenient to administer all services from one web hosting Control Panel GUI. Either way, since the domain name registration and the website hosting plan are separate services, you have to point the domain to the hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To do that, you need to change a particular setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named NS records. Each host has at least two name servers - ns1.www.continental.net and ns2.www.continental.net, for example. The web hosting CP that you utilize for your domain gives you the chance to modify the name server records and point the domain name to one hosting corporation or another.
The Necessity for Dependable web hosting Solutions
Once the domain name is pointed to a specific domain hosting supplier and is added to their hosting servers, you will get a number of web services. The most important one is that the site files that you host on the hosting server will now be shown when you type your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to set up electronic mail accounts such as [email protected] and avail of webmail or a mail client to tackle them. Whether you have a personal or a corporate web portal, being available online and being allowed to use e-mails with your domain are the two most essential things that come with a website hosting package. In case you administer a business web portal – it will identify your business before your website visitors or clients. For this reason you need a reliable web hosting vendor that will offer a fast and stable website hosting solution.
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Other web services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us are: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain name forwarding, email auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and modify given domain name records from your Hepsia website hosting CP.