There are 2 entities you require so as to establish an online portal. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your web site when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting package, which is fundamentally the hard disk space on a server where the site files will be placed, plus a few more services that are included in it. The domain name and the web hosting plan are 2 associated, yet different services, and you demand both of them to have a working web site.
A domain name is the alpha-numeric combination that you will choose to be the web address for the web site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain can be up to sixty four characters long and it involves 2 pieces – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the aforementioned illustration, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the top-level domain name. While you can select the SLD of the domain to be anything that has not been registered yet, there is a finite number of Top-Level Domains to select from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a certain spell of time between one and 10 years. They may entail more specifications with respect to the registrant.
As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you need a web hosting package where you have to include it. Thus, when you write it in a browser, it will exhibit the content that you have in the account, in other words it will show your web page. You can have a domain registered with one registrar and get the hosting service from another, even though lots of web hosting suppliers offer both solutions and it is more time-saving to handle everything from one web hosting Control Panel GUI. Either way, since the domain name registration and the web hosting plan are different services, you have to point the domain to the server where it will be added as hosted. To achieve that, you have to modify a certain setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called name servers. Each hosting vendor has at least 2 name servers - ns1.modernhost.co and ns2.modernhost.co, for example. The web hosting Control Panel that you use for your domain gives you the possibility to change the nameservers and point the domain to one host or another.
The moment the domain is pointed to a concrete domain hosting supplier and is added to their web servers, you will receive several online services. The most essential one is that the web page files that you keep on the server will now be shown when you type your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to establish mail addresses such as email@example.com and utilize webmail or a mail client to tackle them. Whether you host a personal or a corporate online portal, being accessible online and being able to use e-mail boxes with your domain name are the two most significant options that come with a website hosting package. If you administer a corporate web site – it will identify your business before your website visitors or customers. This is why you need a trustworthy hosting distributor that will deliver a dependable and stable web hosting solution.
Additional online services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and modify given domain name records from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.