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Affordably Priced Hosting Plans for Your Top-Level Domains

There are 2 entities you need so as to own a site. The first one is a domain name that will display your web site when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting package, which is inherently the hard disk space on a web hosting server where the website files will be situated, plus several more services that come with it. The domain and the web hosting package are 2 associated, yet separate solutions, and you require both of them to have a functioning website.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain is the alpha-numeric name that you will choose to be the address for the site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to sixty four characters long and it comprises two pieces – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the above instance, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the TLD. While you can select the SLD of the domain to be anything that has not been registered yet, there is a fixed 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 particular interval of time between 1 and ten years. They may contain more stipulations in regard to the registrant.

Domain Web Hosting Services

As the domain is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you need a website hosting account where you have to host it. Thus, when you type it in a web browser, it will exhibit the web site files that you host in the account, in other words it will display your web portal. You can have a domain registered with a specific company and receive the hosting service from another, although many hosting suppliers offer both services and it is more convenient to handle everything from a single website hosting CP GUI. Either way, since the domain name registration and the website hosting account are different services, you have to point the domain name to the hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To do that, you need to change a particular setting, or record, of the domain name - the commonly named name servers. Each web hosting corporation has at least two name servers - ns1.domain400.com and ns2.domain400.com, for instance. The web hosting CP that you have for your domain name gives you the possibility to change the NS records and point the domain to one company or another.

The Necessity for Reliable Website Hosting Solutions

As soon as the domain is pointed to a certain domain hosting company and is added to their web hosting servers, you will get various online services. The most vital one is that the web site files that you accommodate on the web server will now be displayed when you type your domain in a web browser. You will also be able to create e-mail addresses like name@my-best-domain.com and avail of webmail or a mail client to handle them. Whether you have a personal or a business website, being available online and being permitted to set up mail accounts with your domain name are the two most cardinal options that you obtain with a website hosting account. In case you have a business web site – it will single out your business before your web site visitors or clients. Therefore you need a stable company that will provide a reliable and steady website hosting service.

Dependable Hosting Solutions Courtesy of 'Domain400'

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