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There are 2 entities you demand in order to start a web portal. The first one is a domain name that will open your online portal when you type it in a web browser, and the second one is a web hosting account, which is basically the disk storage space on a web server where the site files will be situated, plus several more services that it is offering. The domain name and the web hosting account are two related, yet different services, and you require both of them to have a functioning web portal.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is the alpha-numeric name that you will select to be the web address for the website: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to 64 symbols long and it comprises two parts – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the above illustration, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can select the second-level domain name of the domain name to be anything that has not been taken yet, there is a set number of TLDs to select from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular span of time between one and ten years. They may have additional specifications with regard to the registrant.

Domain Hosting Services

As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you demand a web hosting account where you have to include it. Thus, when you write it in a web browser, it will show the web page files that you host in the account, in other words it will show your online portal. You can have a domain registered with one registrar and obtain the hosting service from another, although lots of hosting providers provide both services and it is more time-saving to administer everything from the same web hosting Control Panel GUI. Either way, because the domain name registration and the web hosting plan are different services, you have to point the domain name to the hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To achieve that, you need to alter a specific setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named nameservers. Each provider has at least two name servers - ns1.thegreat.host and ns2.thegreat.host, for instance. The website hosting Control Panel that you use for your domain name gives you the chance to modify the NS records and point the domain to one web hosting vendor or another.

The Need of Stable website hosting Solutions

Once the domain name is pointed to a certain domain hosting company and is added to their hosting servers, you will receive different services. The most vital one is that the site files that you accommodate on the hosting server will now be accessible when you type your domain in a web browser. You will also be able to establish e-mail addresses like name@my-best-domain.com and utilize webmail or a mail client to administer them. Whether you own a personal or a corporate web site, being accessible online and being enabled to create mails with your domain are the two most essential options that come with a web hosting plan. If you own a business web page – it will identify your business before your website visitors or customers. For this reason you demand a stable hosting service provider that will provide a fast and stable web hosting solution.

Stable website hosting Solutions Courtesy of 'The Great Host'

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