There are two things you need in order to launch a web page. The first one is a domain name that will open your site when you write it in a web browser, and the second one is a web hosting plan, which is essentially the data storage space on a web hosting server where the site files will be placed, plus a few more services that it is offering. The domain and the web hosting account are 2 linked, yet different solutions, and you need them both so as to have a running site.
A domain name is the alpha-numeric name that you will select to be the web address for the web portal: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to sixty four characters long and it involves two components – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the abovementioned example, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the TLD. While you can pick the Second-Level Domain of the domain to be anything that is available for registration, there is a certain number of Top-Level Domains to pick from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a given spell of time between 1 and 10 years. They may have more 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 add it. Thus, when you type it in a browser, it will display the web site files that you host in the account, in other words it will display your online portal. You can have a domain registered with a certain company and obtain the hosting service from another, although many web hosting providers provide both solutions and it is more time-saving to administer all services from a single hosting CP interface. Either way, since the domain name registration and the hosting package are separate services, you have to point the domain name to the server where it will be added as hosted. To accomplish that, you have to alter a specific setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named name server records. Each web hosting corporation has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.www.realscape.com.au and ns2.www.realscape.com.au, for instance. The Control Panel that you have for your domain name offers you the option to alter the name server records and point the domain name to one service provider or another.
Once the domain name is pointed to a concrete domain hosting service provider and is added to their web hosting servers, you will receive different web services. The most vital one is that the web page files that you keep on the web server will now be exhibited when you type your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to establish e-mail accounts like firstname.lastname@example.org and utilize webmail or an email client to administer them. Whether you run a personal or a corporate site, being online and being enabled to use e-mail addresses with your domain name are the two most cardinal options that you obtain with a hosting account. In case you administer a business site – it will represent your business before your visitors or clients. For this reason you need a stable provider that will furnish a fast and steady web hosting service.
Extra services that you get 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 edit specific domain records from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.
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