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Modestly Priced Hosting Services for Your Top-Level Domains

There are 2 entities you require in order to open an online portal. The first one is a domain name that will open your website when you write it in a web browser, and the second one is a web hosting account, which is basically the storage space on a web server where the web page files will be situated, plus a few more services that come with it. The domain and the web hosting account are 2 similar, yet different services, and you demand them both in order to have a functioning website.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is the alpha-numeric name that you will select to be the address for the web site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain can be up to 64 characters long and it contains two components – 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 top-level domain name. While you can choose the Second-Level Domain of the domain to be anything that has not been registered yet, there is a finite number of top-level domain names to select from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular period of time between one and ten yrs. They may contain other specifications in relation to the registrant.

Domain Web Hosting Solutions

As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you need a web hosting account where you have to include it. In such a way, when you write it in a browser, it will exhibit the files that you host in the account, i.e. it will exhibit your website. You can have a domain registered with a given provider and obtain the hosting service from another, even though a lot of hosting companies offer both solutions and it is more convenient to handle all services from the same website hosting Control Panel user interface. Either way, because the domain name 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 achieve that, you need to modify a given setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named NS records. Each web hosting supplier has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.wild-hosting.co.uk and ns2.wild-hosting.co.uk, for instance. The hosting CP that you use for your domain name gives you the opportunity to change the NS records and point the domain name to one hosting distributor or another.

The Necessity for Dependable Web Hosting Solutions

The moment the domain name is pointed to a particular domain hosting vendor and is added to their web hosting servers, you will get different online services. The most essential one is that the web site files that you have on the web hosting server will now be shown when you write your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to set up email boxes like name@my-best-domain.com and utilize webmail or an email client to manage them. Whether you host a personal or a business site, being available online and being enabled to create mail address accounts with your domain are the two most pivotal things that come with a hosting package. If you manage a corporate website – it will represent your business before your website visitors or clients. For this reason you require a stable hosting company that will provide a dependable and steady web hosting service.

Stable Hosting Solutions Courtesy of 'wild-hosting'

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