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Low-Price Hosting Packages for Your Domain Names

There are two items you need so as to start a web site. The first one is a domain name that will display your website when you type it in a browser, and the other one is a web hosting account, which is essentially the hard disk storage space on a web hosting server where the web page files will be placed, plus a few more features that come with it. The domain name and the web hosting account are two related, yet different solutions, and you need both of them to have a working website.

What is a Domain Name?

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A domain name is the alpha-numeric combination that you will choose to be the address for the web page: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to 64 symbols long and it involves 2 parts – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the aforementioned illustration, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can choose the Second-Level Domain of the domain to be anything that has not been registered yet, there is a finite 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 fixed period of time between one and 10 yrs. They may impose additional specifications when it comes to the registrant.

Domain Hosting Solutions

As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you need a web hosting account where you have to host it. In such a way, when you type it in a browser, it will open the website files that you have in the account, i.e. it will exhibit your site. You can have a domain name registered with a specific registrar and receive the hosting service from another, although numerous web hosting firms provide both services and it is more time-saving to manage everything from one and the same web hosting CP interface. Either way, because the domain registration and the web hosting package are separate services, you have to point the domain name to the server where it will be added as hosted. To achieve that, you need to modify a particular setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called NS records. Each web hosting vendor has at least 2 name servers - ns1.westgatehosting.com and ns2.westgatehosting.com, for example. The web hosting CP that you use for your domain offers you the possibility to modify the name server records and point the domain name to one web host or another.

The Necessity for Dependable web hosting Solutions

Once the domain is pointed to a particular domain hosting vendor and is added to their web servers, you will get various web services. The most important one is that the website files that you host on the web hosting server will now be shown when you type your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to set up e-mailbox accounts like name@my-best-domain.com and use webmail or a mail user agent to manage them. Whether you run a personal or a corporate website, being available online and being able to use e-mail boxes with your domain are the two most fundamental things that you receive with a web hosting plan. In case you run a corporate website – it will single out your business before your website visitors or customers. This is why you need a stable hosting corporation that will provide a fast and steady web hosting solution.

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Other services that you get by hosting a domain with us are: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the ability to set up and configure specific domain name records from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.

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