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Modestly Priced Web Hosting Services for Your Domains

There are two items you need in order to have an online portal. The first one is a domain name that will open your website when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting account, which is inherently the hard disk storage space on a server where the website files will be placed, plus a few more services that come with it. The domain and the web hosting account are two linked, yet separate services, and you need them both so as to have a functioning online portal.

What is a Domain?

A domain name is the alpha-numeric combination that you will choose to be the address for the web page: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to sixty four characters long and it involves 2 parts – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the abovementioned instance, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can select the SLD of the domain name to be anything that is open for registration, there is a certain number of top-level domain names to choose from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a fixed interval of time between 1 and ten years. They may involve more requirements concerning the registrant.

Domain Hosting Services

As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you require a website hosting package where you have to add it. In this way, when you write it in a browser, it will exhibit the site files that you host in the account, i.e. it will open your site. You can have a domain registered with a particular company and obtain the hosting service from another, although lots of web hosts provide both services and it is more user-friendly to administer all services from one and the same Control Panel user interface. Either way, because the domain name registration and the web hosting package are different services, you have to point the domain to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To accomplish that, you have to alter a certain setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called name servers. Each web hosting service provider has at least 2 name servers - ns1.hostiser.com and ns2.hostiser.com, for instance. The web hosting CP that you use for your domain gives you the option to change the NS records and point the domain name to one hosting vendor or another.

The Demand for Stable Website Hosting Solutions

Once the domain name is pointed to a given domain hosting firm and is added to their web hosting servers, you will obtain a number of online services. The most crucial one is that the web site files that you keep on the server will now be accessible when you write your domain in a browser. You will also be able to establish emails like name@my-best-domain.com and use webmail or an e-mail client to handle them. Whether you have a personal or a business web site, being online and being able to create e-mail address accounts with your domain are the two most cardinal things that come with a website hosting plan. If you host a corporate online portal – it will represent your business before your web site visitors or clients. This is the reason why you need a reliable hosting service provider that will furnish a dependable and steady web hosting solution.

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Extra services that you obtain by hosting a domain name with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain name forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the option to create and configure certain domain name records from your Hepsia CP.