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Affordable Web Hosting Solutions for Your Domain Names

There are two features you require so as to set up a website. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your site when you write it in a browser, and the other one is a web hosting package, which is principally the hard disk space on a web server where the web page files will be located, plus several more features that come with it. The domain and the web hosting plan are 2 associated, yet separate services, and you demand them both in order to have a functioning site.

What is a Domain?

A domain 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 can be up to sixty four symbols long and it is made of 2 entities – 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 Top-Level Domain. While you can pick the second-level domain name 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 TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular interval of time between one and ten yrs. They may have other prerequisites with regard to the registrant.

Domain Name Hosting Services

As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you need a web hosting package where you have to host it. Thus, when you write it in a browser, it will exhibit the web content that you have in the account, i.e. it will show your website. You can have a domain name registered with one registrar and get the hosting service from another, although numerous web hosting service providers offer both solutions and it is more time-saving to administer everything from one web hosting Control Panel GUI. Either way, because the domain registration and the web hosting package are different services, you have to point the domain name to the web server where it will be added as hosted. To do that, you need to modify a certain setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called NS records. Each hosting provider has at least 2 name servers - ns1.westgatehosting.com and ns2.westgatehosting.com, for example. The website hosting Control Panel that you use for your domain name offers you the chance to change the nameservers and point the domain name to one web hosting provider or another.

The Demand for Stable Website Hosting Solutions

The moment the domain name is pointed to a particular domain hosting distributor and is added to their servers, you will get several web services. The most important one is that the web page files that you have on the server will now be displayed when you write your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to set up e-mail box accounts such as name@my-best-domain.com and avail of webmail or a mail client to tackle them. Whether you have a personal or a corporate web portal, being accessible online and being allowed to set up e-mail box accounts with your domain name are the two most essential options that you obtain with a web hosting account. In case you own a corporate online portal – it will represent your business before your website visitors or customers. Therefore you need a trustworthy company that will provide a dependable and steady hosting service.

Stable website hosting Solutions by 'Westgate WEBS Hosting and Free Domains'

Other web services that you get by hosting a domain name with us include: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and modify given domain name records from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.