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Half-Priced Hosting Solutions for Your Top-Level Domains

There are two features you demand in order to start a site. The first one is a domain name that will open your online portal when you write it in a browser, and the other one is a web hosting account, which is primarily the disk space on a web server where the site files will be placed, plus a few more features that come with it. The domain name and the web hosting plan are two related, yet different services, and you require them both so as to have a functioning site.

What is a Domain?

A domain is the alpha-numeric combination that you will select to be the web address for the web site: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to sixty four characters long and it comprises two pieces – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the above instance, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the TLD. While you can select the second-level domain name of the domain to be anything that has not been taken yet, there is a finite number of TLDs to choose from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a fixed period of time between 1 and 10 years. They may impose more prerequisites about the registrant.

Domain Hosting Services

As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you require a web hosting package where you have to add it. In such a way, when you write it in a web browser, it will display the web content that you host in the account, i.e. it will show your online portal. You can have a domain name registered with a specific provider and receive the hosting service from another, even though a lot of hosting suppliers offer both solutions and it is more user-friendly to handle everything from the same web hosting CP interface. Either way, since the domain registration and the web hosting account are separate services, you have to point the domain name to the web server where it will be added as hosted. To achieve that, you have to modify a specific setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called nameservers. Each host has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.123host.ca and ns2.123host.ca, for example. The website hosting CP that you have for your domain name offers you the possibility to change the name servers and point the domain to one hosting service provider or another.

The Need of Stable website hosting Services

As soon as the domain name is pointed to a certain domain hosting corporation and is added to their hosting servers, you will obtain several services. The most important one is that the website files that you accommodate on the hosting server will now be exhibited when you write your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to create mail accounts such as name@my-best-domain.com and avail of webmail or a mail client to handle them. Whether you host a personal or a business site, being accessible online and being permitted to use electronic mail accounts with your domain name are the two most essential things that come with a web hosting package. In case you own a corporate web site – it will represent your business before your web page visitors or clients. This is why you require a reliable provider that will deliver a fast and stable website hosting solution.

Stable Website Hosting Solutions Courtesy of '123HOST'

Additional services that you receive by hosting a domain name with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the option to set up and configure given domain name records from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.