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Cheap Hosting Plans for Your Top-Level Domains

There are two features you require in order to set up a web site. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your website when you type it in a browser, and the second one is a web hosting plan, which is fundamentally the data storage space on a hosting server where the website files will be located, plus a few more services that it is offering. The domain and the web hosting plan are two similar, yet separate solutions, and you need them both so as to have an operational online portal.

What is a Domain?

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A domain is the alpha-numeric combination that you will pick to be the web address for the web site: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain can be up to 64 symbols long and it contains 2 components – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the above instance, 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 is open for registration, there is a certain number of TLDs to select 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 involve additional specifications in regard to the registrant.

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As the domain name is just a name and nothing more than that, you demand a website hosting account where you have to add it. Thus, when you write it in a browser, it will display the site files that you have in the account, i.e. it will exhibit your site. You can have a domain name registered with a specific provider and obtain the hosting service from another, although a lot of hosting suppliers offer both solutions and it is more convenient to manage all services from one single Control Panel interface. Either way, since the domain name registration and the website hosting account are separate 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 modify a specific setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called name server records. Each company has at least 2 name servers - ns1.bluegrapehost.com and ns2.bluegrapehost.com, for example. The web hosting CP that you use for your domain name gives you the possibility to change the NS records and point the domain to one hosting vendor or another.

The Necessity for Dependable Hosting Services

As soon as the domain name is pointed to a certain domain hosting corporation and is added to their web hosting servers, you will get several services. The most important one is that the website files that you host on the web server will now be displayed when you type your domain in a web browser. You will also be able to set up email address accounts such as name@my-best-domain.com and utilize webmail or a mail client to handle them. Whether you administer a personal or a business web page, being online and being able to create email accounts with your domain name are the two most essential options that you obtain with a web hosting plan. If you administer a corporate site – it will represent your business before your web site visitors or clients. Therefore you need a trustworthy hosting corporation that will furnish a fast and steady website hosting service.

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Extra web services that you get by hosting a domain with us are: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain name forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and mailing lists, and the option to create and modify given domain records from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.