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Cheap Hosting Services for Your Domains

There are 2 entities you demand in order to set up an online portal. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your site when you type it in a browser, and the second one is a web hosting account, which is essentially the hard disk storage space on a hosting server where the web site files will be situated, plus several more features that are included in it. The domain name and the web hosting account are two similar, yet separate solutions, and you need both of them to have a working online portal.

What is a Domain Name?

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A domain name is the alpha-numeric combination that you will select to be the web address for the site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain can be up to sixty four symbols long and it involves two parts – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the abovementioned instance, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the top-level domain name. While you can choose the SLD of the domain name to be anything that has not been registered yet, there is a certain number of Top-Level Domains to select from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a given spell of time between one and 10 years. They may contain other requirements with respect to the registrant.

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As the domain is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you demand a web hosting account where you have to add it. Thus, when you write it in a browser, it will show the files that you have in the account, in other words it will display your web page. You can have a domain registered with a given registrar and obtain the hosting service from another, even though many web hosting companies provide both services and it is more user-friendly to administer all services from one web hosting CP user interface. Either way, since the domain registration and the hosting account are separate services, you have to point the domain name to the hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To achieve that, you have to change a particular setting, or record, of the domain name - the commonly named nameservers. Each web hosting corporation has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.instalhost.com and ns2.instalhost.com, for example. The website hosting CP that you have for your domain name gives you the opportunity to change the name server records and point the domain name to one web hosting distributor or another.

The Need of Reliable web hosting Solutions

The moment the domain is pointed to a concrete domain hosting provider and is added to their hosting servers, you will receive different web services. The most vital one is that the site files that you have on the server will now be shown when you write your domain in a web browser. You will also be able to set up e-mail addresses like name@my-best-domain.com and avail of webmail or a mail client to administer them. Whether you administer a personal or a business web page, being accessible online and being able to set up e-mail addresses with your domain name are the two most pivotal options that you get with a web hosting package. In case you own a business website – it will single out your business before your website visitors or clients. For this reason you need a dependable web hosting supplier that will deliver a fast and stable hosting service.

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Additional online services that you obtain by hosting a domain name with us are: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the possibility to create and modify specific domain name records from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.