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Cut-Price Web Hosting Solutions for Your Top-Level Domain Names

There are two features you require in order to run a site. The first one is a domain name that will display your website when you type it in a web browser, and the second one is a web hosting package, which is primarily the 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 plan are two interconnected, yet separate solutions, and you need them both in order to have a working online portal.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain is the alpha-numeric combination that you will pick to be the address for the site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain can be up to sixty four symbols long and it is made of two components – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the above example, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the TLD. While you can choose the Second-Level Domain of the domain to be anything that is free to register, there is a certain number of top-level domain names to pick from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a certain spell of time between one and 10 years. They may have other requirements in regard to the registrant.

Domain Hosting Solutions

As the domain name is just a name and nothing more than that, you require a web hosting plan where you have to include it. In such a way, when you write it in a browser, it will exhibit the content that you host in the account, i.e. it will exhibit your web portal. You can have a domain registered with one registrar and receive the hosting service from another, even though lots of web hosting vendors offer both services and it is more user-friendly to manage all services from the same web hosting CP tool. Either way, because the domain registration and the website hosting account are different 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 change a given setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called NS records. Each host has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.hostingam.com and ns2.hostingam.com, for instance. The Control Panel that you utilize for your domain gives you the opportunity to change the NS records and point the domain name to one web hosting corporation or another.

The Need of Stable Web Hosting Solutions

The moment the domain name is pointed to a particular domain hosting service provider and is added to their servers, you will get several online services. The most important one is that the web page files that you accommodate on the web server will now be shown when you type your domain in a web browser. You will also be able to establish electronic mailboxes like name@my-best-domain.com and avail of webmail or an e-mail client to administer them. Whether you administer a personal or a corporate website, being available online and being allowed to set up e-mails with your domain name are the two most significant things that you obtain with a hosting package. In case you own a business web portal – it will represent your business before your visitors or customers. That is why you demand a trustworthy web hosting company that will provide a reliable and stable web hosting solution.

Reliable Hosting Solutions by 'Hostingam'

Other online services that you receive by hosting a domain with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the option to create and modify certain domain records from your Hepsia website hosting CP.