There are 2 entities you demand in order to open a web portal. The first one is a domain name that will display your online portal when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting plan, which is principally the data storage space on a hosting server where the web page files will be placed, plus a few more services that it is offering. The domain and the web hosting package are two associated, yet separate solutions, and you require both of them to have a working web portal.
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is the alpha-numeric combination that you will select to be the web address for the web site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain can be up to sixty four symbols long and it is composed of two components – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the above illustration, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can pick the SLD of the domain to be anything that has not been registered yet, there is a finite number of Top-Level Domains to choose from. The Top-Level Domains can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a given stretch of time between 1 and ten yrs. They may entail more preconditions with respect to the registrant.
Domain Hosting Services
As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you require a web hosting account where you have to add it. Thus, when you type it in a web browser, it will show the site files that you have in the account, i.e. it will exhibit your website. You can have a domain name registered with one registrar and receive the hosting service from another, even though lots of web hosting vendors provide both solutions and it is more time-saving to handle all services from one and the same website hosting Control Panel interface. Either way, because the domain name registration and the web hosting package are separate services, you have to point the domain to the hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To do that, you have to modify a certain setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named name servers. Each hosting service provider has at least 2 name servers - ns1.www.dwswebhosting.net and ns2.www.dwswebhosting.net, for instance. The hosting CP that you utilize for your domain name offers you the chance to change the name servers and point the domain name to one web hosting company or another.
The Necessity for Reliable website hosting Solutions
Once the domain is pointed to a specific domain hosting vendor and is added to their web hosting servers, you will get various online services. The most essential one is that the website files that you keep on the hosting server will now be shown when you type your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to establish electronic mail accounts like email@example.com and use webmail or an email client to administer them. Whether you administer a personal or a business web portal, being accessible online and being allowed to create e-mail accounts with your domain name are the two most cardinal options that come with a web hosting account. If you administer a corporate site – it will represent your business before your web page visitors or customers. That is the reason why you need a dependable web hosting distributor that will deliver a reliable and stable web hosting solution.
Trustworthy Hosting Solutions by 'DWS Web Hosting'
Extra services that you get by hosting a domain name with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and mailing lists, and the possibility to create and modify given domain records from your Hepsia web hosting CP.