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Low-Cost Hosting Solutions for Your Domain Names

There are two features you need so as to host a website. The first one is a domain name that will display your web page when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting package, which is essentially the hard disk space on a web server where the web page files will be placed, plus several more services that it is offering. The domain and the web hosting package are 2 associated, yet different services, and you need both of them in order to have a functioning website.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain is the alpha-numeric name that you will select to be the address for the site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain can be up to 64 symbols long and it is composed of two pieces – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the above illustration, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the TLD. While you can pick the second-level domain name of the domain name to be anything that is open for registration, there is a certain number of top-level domain names to pick from. The Top-Level Domains can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a certain spell of time between 1 and ten years. They may contain additional specifications in relation to the registrant.

Domain Web Hosting Services

As the domain name is just a name and nothing more than that, you need a web hosting plan where you have to add it. In this way, when you write it in a browser, it will show the web page files that you host in the account, in other words it will exhibit your web page. You can have a domain name registered with a given provider and get the hosting service from another, even though a lot of hosting distributors provide both solutions and it is more time-saving to manage everything from one website hosting Control Panel GUI. Either way, since the domain registration and the web hosting package are different services, you have to point the domain to the hosting 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 so-called nameservers. Each web hosting supplier has at least 2 name servers - ns1.hostomedia.com and ns2.hostomedia.com, for instance. The website hosting CP that you utilize for your domain gives you the opportunity to modify the name servers and point the domain name to one company or another.

The Demand for Trustworthy web hosting Services

Once the domain is pointed to a certain domain hosting provider and is added to their servers, you will obtain a number of services. The most vital one is that the website files that you have on the web hosting server will now be accessible when you write your domain in a web browser. You will also be able to set up email mailboxes such as name@my-best-domain.com and make use of webmail or an e-mail client to administer them. Whether you run a personal or a business web page, being available online and being able to set up mail address accounts with your domain name are the two most cardinal things that you get with a web hosting account. In case you manage a business web page – it will single out your business before your website visitors or clients. For this reason you need a trustworthy hosting distributor that will offer a dependable and steady web hosting service.

Stable Website Hosting Services by 'Hostomedia'

Additional online services that you get by hosting a domain with us include: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and modify given domain records from your Hepsia hosting CP.