Moderately Priced Hosting Services for Your Domains
There are two items you require in order to start an online portal. The first one is a domain name that will open your website when you write it in a browser, and the other one is a hosting account, which is fundamentally the hard disk space on a server where the web site files will be placed, plus a few more services that are included in it. The domain and the web hosting package are 2 related, yet separate services, and you require both of them in order to have an operational web site.
What is a Domain Name?
A domain is the alpha-numeric name that you will pick to be the address for the site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to 64 symbols long and it is composed of two parts – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the aforementioned example, 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 taken yet, there is a finite number of top-level domain names to choose from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular span of time between 1 and ten yrs. They may have more preconditions regarding the registrant.
Domain Name Hosting Solutions
As the domain name is just a name and nothing more than that, you demand a website hosting account where you have to include it. In such a way, when you write it in a browser, it will show the files that you have in the account, in other words it will open your online portal. You can have a domain name registered with a given provider and get the hosting service from another, although a lot of web hosting providers provide both solutions and it is more time-saving to manage all services from the same web hosting CP interface. Either way, because the domain registration and the web hosting account are different services, you have to point the domain name to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To do that, you need to modify a particular setting, or record, of the domain name - the commonly named NS records. Each provider has at least 2 name servers - ns1.websitehandyman.co.uk and ns2.websitehandyman.co.uk, for instance. The web hosting CP that you use for your domain name gives you the opportunity to alter the NS records and point the domain to one company or another.
The Demand for Stable web hosting Services
The moment the domain is pointed to a certain domain hosting service provider and is added to their hosting servers, you will receive various online services. The most essential one is that the website files that you have on the server will now be exhibited when you write your domain in a browser. You will also be able to create e-mail accounts like email@example.com and avail of webmail or a mail user agent to manage them. Whether you have a personal or a corporate web portal, being available online and being allowed to set up mail accounts with your domain are the two most essential things that you obtain with a website hosting account. In case you own a business web portal – it will represent your business before your web page visitors or customers. That is why you need a reliable web hosting supplier that will provide a fast and steady web hosting service.
Reliable website hosting Solutions by 'Website Handyman'
Extra services that you obtain by hosting a domain name with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the option to set up and edit certain domain name records from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.