Budget Web Hosting Solutions for Your Domain Names
There are two entities you demand in order to kick off a web portal. The first one is a domain name that will show your web page when you write it in a web browser, and the other one is a website hosting account, which is fundamentally the storage space on a hosting server where the web page files will be located, plus several more features that it is offering. The domain and the web hosting account are two interconnected, yet different solutions, and you need both of them in order to have an operational 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 online portal: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain can be up to 64 characters long and it is composed of 2 constituents – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the above example, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the top-level domain name. While you can pick the SLD of the domain to be anything that is open for registration, there is a fixed number of TLDs to pick 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 one and ten yrs. They may include additional stipulations with respect to the registrant.
Domain Hosting Solutions
As the domain name is just a name and nothing more than that, you need a website hosting package where you have to add it. In this way, when you type it in a web browser, it will show the files that you have in the account, i.e. it will open your website. You can have a domain registered with one company and get the hosting service from another, although a lot of web hosting vendors provide both solutions and it is more convenient to manage everything from a single web hosting CP tool. Either way, since the domain registration and the web hosting package are separate services, you have to point the domain to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To do that, you have to modify a given setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called NS records. Each hosting vendor has at least two nameservers - ns1.idcahosting.com and ns2.idcahosting.com, for example. The web hosting CP that you utilize for your domain gives you the option to change the NS records and point the domain name to one web host or another.
The Necessity for Stable web hosting Services
The moment the domain name is pointed to a specific domain hosting firm and is added to their web hosting servers, you will receive different online services. The most important one is that the site files that you have on the server will now be exhibited when you write your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to establish mail address accounts such as [email protected] and use webmail or an e-mail client to administer them. Whether you manage a personal or a business web site, being online and being able to set up mails with your domain are the two most important things that you receive with a website hosting plan. If you host a corporate web portal – it will identify your business before your web page visitors or customers. For this reason you require a reliable service provider that will supply a fast and stable web hosting service.
Dependable website hosting Services by 'Idca Hosting'
Extra online services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us are: FTP access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain name forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the option to set up and edit given domain name records from your Hepsia website hosting CP.