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There are 2 things you need in order to own a web portal. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your site when you write it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting plan, which is primarily the storage space on a hosting server where the site files will be placed, plus a few more services that come with it. The domain and the web hosting plan are 2 related, yet separate services, and you need them both to have a working web site.

What is a Domain?

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 instance. A domain name can be up to 64 characters long and it comprises two constituents – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the aforementioned example, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the TLD. While you can select the second-level domain name of the domain to be anything that is available for registration, there is a set 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 given period of time between one and 10 yrs. They may have additional preconditions when it comes to the registrant.

Domain Name Web Hosting Services

As the domain is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you require a web hosting package where you have to add it. Thus, when you write it in a browser, it will exhibit the web page files that you have in the account, i.e. it will show your web portal. You can have a domain registered with a particular registrar and obtain the hosting service from another, even though many web hosting firms offer both solutions and it is more convenient to administer all services from the same web hosting CP GUI. Either way, because the domain name registration and the website hosting account are different services, you have to point the domain to the server where it will be added as hosted. To do that, you need to alter a given setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called name servers. Each web hosting firm has at least 2 name servers - ns1.sirocodo-global-systems.com and ns2.sirocodo-global-systems.com, for instance. The hosting CP that you utilize for your domain gives you the possibility to modify the NS records and point the domain name to one web host or another.

The Need of Trustworthy web hosting Solutions

The moment the domain is pointed to a concrete domain hosting corporation and is added to their hosting servers, you will receive various online services. The most essential one is that the web site files that you host on the web hosting server will now be displayed when you type your domain in a browser. You will also be able to set up email mailboxes such as name@my-best-domain.com and utilize webmail or an email client to administer them. Whether you run a personal or a business website, being available online and being permitted to create mail accounts with your domain are the two most significant options that come with a website hosting plan. If you run a corporate website – it will identify your business before your website visitors or clients. Therefore you need a stable web hosting corporation that will furnish a fast and stable web hosting service.

Trustworthy web hosting Solutions by 'MyGreatHost'

Other online services that you get by hosting a domain name with us are: FTP access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the possibility to create and modify specific domain name records from your Hepsia CP.