There are two entities you demand in order to run a web page. The first one is a domain name that will open your web site when you write it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting package, which is fundamentally the hard disk storage space on a web server where the web page files will be situated, plus a few more features that are included in it. The domain and the web hosting package are two interconnected, yet separate solutions, and you need them both in order to have a working site.
A domain name is the alpha-numeric name that you will choose to be the web address for the web page: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to 64 characters long and it is composed of 2 constituents – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the abovementioned example, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can pick the SLD of the domain to be anything that has not been registered yet, there is a set number of Top-Level Domains to select from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a certain interval of time between 1 and ten years. They may impose additional stipulations with respect to the registrant.
As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you need a website hosting package where you have to include it. In such a way, when you write it in a browser, it will exhibit the content that you host in the account, i.e. it will display your site. You can have a domain name registered with a given registrar and receive the hosting service from another, even though a lot of web hosting firms provide both services and it is more user-friendly to manage all services from a single website hosting CP tool. Either way, since the domain name registration and the web hosting account are different services, you have to point the domain name to the hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To perform that, you need to alter a given setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named name server records. Each web hosting provider has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.www.realscape.com.au and ns2.www.realscape.com.au, for example. The web hosting Control Panel that you utilize for your domain name offers you the opportunity to alter the name servers and point the domain to one hosting vendor or another.
The moment the domain name is pointed to a specific domain hosting corporation and is added to their web servers, you will obtain different services. The most vital one is that the site files that you host on the server will now be shown when you write your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to create mail addresses like email@example.com and utilize webmail or an e-mail client to administer them. Whether you run a personal or a corporate web site, being accessible online and being allowed to use e-mailbox accounts with your domain name are the two most significant things that you get with a hosting account. In case you manage a business web page – it will identify your business before your web site visitors or customers. Therefore you demand a dependable web hosting company that will supply a reliable and stable hosting solution.
Other online services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us include: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain name forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the option to set up and modify specific domain records from your Hepsia website hosting CP.