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Low-Priced Web Hosting Plans for Your Top-Level Domain Names

There are two features you need in order to run a web portal. The first one is a domain name that will show your site when you type it in a browser, and the second one is a web hosting package, which is inherently the storage space on a server where the web page files will be placed, plus several more features that are included in it. The domain name and the web hosting package are 2 similar, yet different services, and you need them both in order to have a working web portal.

What is a Domain?

A domain name is the alpha-numeric combination that you will select to be the address for the online portal: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain can be up to 64 symbols long and it contains two entities – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the abovementioned illustration, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the top-level domain name. While you can select the SLD of the domain to be anything that is available for registration, there is a fixed number of top-level domain names to choose from. The Top-Level Domains can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a fixed interval of time between 1 and ten years. They may involve other requirements in regard to the registrant.

Domain Name Web Hosting Solutions

As the domain is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you need a website hosting plan where you have to accommodate it. In this way, when you write it in a web browser, it will open the web page files that you have in the account, in other words it will show your web portal. You can have a domain registered with a particular company and receive the hosting service from another, although many web hosting distributors provide both solutions and it is more user-friendly to manage all services from the same website hosting CP interface. Either way, because the domain name registration and the web hosting plan are separate services, you have to point the domain to the web server where it will be added as hosted. To perform that, you have to change a specific setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called NS records. Each provider has at least two name servers - ns1.lordgriffintech.com and ns2.lordgriffintech.com, for instance. The web hosting Control Panel that you have for your domain name offers you the chance to alter the name server records and point the domain name to one web hosting company or another.

The Demand for Trustworthy Hosting Services

The moment the domain name is pointed to a concrete domain hosting company and is added to their web servers, you will get different services. The most crucial one is that the web page files that you host on the server will now be exhibited when you write your domain in a web browser. You will also be able to establish e-mailbox accounts like name@my-best-domain.com and make use of webmail or an e-mail client to manage them. Whether you have a personal or a business online portal, being available online and being enabled to use email mailboxes with your domain name are the two most important things that you obtain with a web hosting plan. If you host a corporate online portal – it will single out your business before your web page visitors or clients. That is why you demand a trustworthy hosting supplier that will deliver a reliable and steady web hosting service.

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Other online services that you get by hosting a domain name with us include: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain name forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the possibility to create and modify specific domain name records from your Hepsia web hosting CP.