There are two items you need in order to launch a website. The first one is a domain name that will display your web portal when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting account, which is basically the disk storage space on a server where the website files will be placed, plus several more services that are included in it. The domain name and the web hosting plan are two linked, yet different services, and you demand both of them in order to have a working website.
A domain is the alpha-numeric combination that you will pick to be the address for the web portal: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to sixty four symbols long and it is made of two parts – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the aforementioned example, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the TLD. While you can choose the Second-Level Domain of the domain to be anything that is available for registration, there is a fixed number of TLDs to pick from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a given spell of time between one and ten years. They may include additional stipulations in relation to the registrant.
As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you require a web hosting package where you have to accommodate it. In this way, when you type it in a browser, it will exhibit the web content that you host in the account, i.e. it will exhibit your web site. You can have a domain registered with a certain provider and obtain the hosting service from another, although lots of hosts offer both services and it is more user-friendly to handle everything from one website hosting Control Panel user interface. Either way, since the domain name registration and the hosting plan are separate services, you have to point the domain name to the web server where it will be added as hosted. To achieve that, you need to alter a certain setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named NS records. Each host has at least two nameservers - ns1.www.realscape.com.au and ns2.www.realscape.com.au, for instance. The hosting Control Panel that you have for your domain name offers you the option to change the nameservers and point the domain to one web hosting supplier or another.
Once the domain name is pointed to a particular domain hosting distributor and is added to their servers, you will obtain various services. The most crucial one is that the web page files that you have on the web server will now be available online when you type your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to set up email boxes such as email@example.com and use webmail or an e-mail client to administer them. Whether you administer a personal or a corporate web portal, being available online and being able to use electronic mails with your domain name are the two most essential options that come with a web hosting package. In case you manage a business web portal – it will identify your business before your visitors or clients. Therefore you demand a stable web hosting service provider that will supply a fast and steady hosting solution.
Extra online services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us include: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the ability to create and modify given domain records from your Hepsia web hosting CP.