Cut-Price Hosting Plans for Your Top-Level Domain Names
There are two features you need so as to set up a web page. The first one is a domain name that will display your site when you type it in a web browser, and the second one is a web hosting account, which is primarily the storage space on a server where the web page files will be placed, plus several more services that come with it. The domain and the web hosting account are two related, yet different solutions, and you need both of them so as to have a functioning web site.
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is the alpha-numeric combination that you will select to be the web address for the site: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to 64 symbols long and it consists of 2 components – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the aforementioned illustration, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the TLD. While you can select the Second-Level Domain of the domain name to be anything that has not been taken yet, there is a set number of Top-Level Domains to pick from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a certain stretch of time between 1 and 10 yrs. They may contain additional specifications with regard to the registrant.
Domain Hosting Services
As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you require a web hosting package where you have to include it. Thus, when you type it in a browser, it will exhibit the site files that you host in the account, in other words it will exhibit your web site. You can have a domain registered with a specific provider and obtain the hosting service from another, although many hosting firms provide both solutions and it is more time-saving to handle everything from one single hosting Control Panel tool. Either way, because the domain name registration and the website hosting package are separate services, you have to point the domain to the server where it will be added as hosted. To achieve that, you have to change a certain setting, or record, of the domain name - the commonly named NS records. Each web host has at least 2 name servers - ns1.www.hostoffice.com and ns2.www.hostoffice.com, for instance. The hosting CP that you utilize for your domain name gives you the possibility to change the nameservers and point the domain to one hosting supplier or another.
The Necessity for Reliable web hosting Services
Once the domain name is pointed to a given domain hosting corporation and is added to their servers, you will get various web services. The most important one is that the web site files that you accommodate on the web server will now be available online when you write your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to set up email accounts like firstname.lastname@example.org and use webmail or an e-mail client to tackle them. Whether you own a personal or a business web portal, being online and being allowed to use e-mail boxes with your domain are the two most important options that come with a web hosting plan. In case you own a corporate web portal – it will identify your business before your visitors or clients. Therefore you need a stable web hosting service provider that will supply a fast and steady website hosting service.
Stable web hosting Solutions by 'The Host Office'
Extra online services that you obtain by hosting a domain name with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the ability to create and edit certain domain records from your Hepsia website hosting CP.