There are 2 entities you require in order to run a site. The first one is a domain name that will show your website when you write it in a browser, and the other one is a website hosting package, which is inherently the hard disk space on a hosting server where the website files will be situated, plus a few more features that it is offering. The domain name and the web hosting package are 2 associated, yet separate solutions, and you need both of them to have a functioning site.
A domain is the alpha-numeric combination that you will select to be the address for the web portal: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to sixty four characters long and it consists of 2 entities – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the above illustration, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the TLD. While you can select the SLD of the domain name to be anything that is open for registration, there is a fixed number of TLDs to pick from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a fixed spell of time between one and 10 years. They may contain additional stipulations in regard to the registrant.
As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you demand a web hosting account where you have to include it. In this way, when you write it in a browser, it will open the web content that you host in the account, in other words it will show your web page. You can have a domain registered with a given company and get the hosting service from another, although a lot of hosting service providers provide both services and it is more time-saving to manage all services from one single website hosting Control Panel interface. Either way, because the domain registration and the hosting package are different services, you have to point the domain name to the hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To achieve that, you need to change a specific setting, or record, of the domain name - the commonly named NS records. Each web host has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.modernhost.co and ns2.modernhost.co, for example. The web hosting CP that you use for your domain name offers you the possibility to modify the NS records and point the domain to one web hosting vendor or another.
As soon as the domain is pointed to a concrete domain hosting supplier and is added to their hosting servers, you will obtain a number of services. The most vital one is that the website files that you keep on the web server will now be exhibited when you type your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to create mail accounts such as email@example.com and make use of webmail or a mail client to administer them. Whether you host a personal or a business website, being online and being allowed to set up mail address accounts with your domain name are the two most important things that come with a hosting account. In case you run a business website – it will single out your business before your web site visitors or customers. For that reason you demand a dependable host that will supply a fast and stable hosting solution.
Extra services that you receive by hosting a domain name with us include: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain name forwarding, email auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and modify specific domain name records from your Hepsia hosting CP.