Affordable Web Hosting Services for Your Top-Level Domain Names
There are 2 features you need so as to open an online portal. The first one is a domain name that will open your online portal when you type it in a browser, and the second one is a website hosting account, which is inherently the storage space on a server where the web page files will be situated, plus a few more services that come with it. The domain name and the web hosting package are two connected, yet different solutions, and you require them both to have an operational site.
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is the alpha-numeric name that you will select to be the web address for the site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to 64 symbols long and it contains 2 constituents – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the aforementioned example, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can select the SLD of the domain name to be anything that is open for registration, there is a certain number of Top-Level Domains to pick from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a given stretch of time between 1 and 10 years. They may entail additional preconditions when it comes to the registrant.
Domain Web Hosting Solutions
As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you require a web hosting package where you have to include it. In this way, when you type it in a browser, it will open the website files that you host in the account, i.e. it will open your web page. You can have a domain registered with a given provider and get the hosting service from another, although numerous web hosting vendors provide both solutions and it is more convenient to administer everything from one and the same web hosting CP GUI. Either way, since the domain name registration and the website hosting account are separate services, you have to point the domain 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 name server records. Each web hosting corporation has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.catholicehost.com and ns2.catholicehost.com, for instance. The website hosting CP that you use for your domain name gives you the possibility to change the nameservers and point the domain to one company or another.
The Need of Reliable Website Hosting Solutions
The moment the domain name is pointed to a certain domain hosting vendor and is added to their hosting servers, you will receive various web services. The most crucial one is that the website files that you host on the hosting server will now be displayed when you type your domain in a web browser. You will also be able to set up e-mails such as firstname.lastname@example.org and avail of webmail or an e-mail client to manage them. Whether you administer a personal or a business web site, being online and being allowed to use email boxes with your domain are the two most fundamental options that you get with a website hosting plan. If you host a corporate site – it will represent your business before your website visitors or customers. For that reason you need a trustworthy web hosting provider that will offer a reliable and steady hosting service.
Reliable web hosting Services by 'Catholic Web Hosting Services'
Additional web services that you get by hosting a domain name with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain name forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and configure certain domain records from your Hepsia web hosting CP.