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Modestly Priced Web Hosting Plans for Your Domains

There are two features you demand so as to host a web site. The first one is a domain name that will show your web portal when you write it in a web browser, and the other one is a website hosting account, which is primarily the storage space on a hosting server where the web site files will be located, plus several more services that are included in it. The domain name and the web hosting package are 2 related, yet separate services, and you demand them both in order to have an operational web site.

What is a Domain?

A domain is the alpha-numeric combination that you will pick to be the address for the web site: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to sixty four characters long and it involves two parts – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the above example, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can select the SLD of the domain to be anything that is available for registration, there is a fixed number of Top-Level Domains to pick from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a fixed span of time between 1 and 10 yrs. They may entail additional stipulations with respect to the registrant.

Domain Name Hosting Solutions

As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you require a website hosting package where you have to add it. Thus, when you type it in a web browser, it will show the web page files that you have in the account, i.e. it will display your website. You can have a domain registered with a given provider and get the hosting service from another, even though lots of companies offer both solutions and it is more user-friendly to handle all services from one single web hosting CP user interface. Either way, since the domain name registration and the web hosting account are separate 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 given setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called name server records. Each web host has at least 2 name servers - ns1.thebig.host and ns2.thebig.host, for example. The Control Panel that you use for your domain name gives you the possibility to change the name servers and point the domain name to one web hosting corporation or another.

The Demand for Trustworthy website hosting Services

As soon as the domain name is pointed to a given domain hosting corporation and is added to their web hosting servers, you will obtain several online services. The most essential one is that the website files that you host on the web hosting server will now be displayed when you type your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to set up email box accounts such as name@my-best-domain.com and avail of webmail or an email client to manage them. Whether you manage a personal or a business website, being online and being allowed to set up e-mail box accounts with your domain name are the two most fundamental things that come with a web hosting plan. If you administer a corporate web page – it will single out your business before your website visitors or clients. That is the reason why you demand a trustworthy web hosting corporation that will provide a fast and steady website hosting service.

Dependable web hosting Solutions by 'The Big Host'

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