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Half-Priced Web Hosting Plans for Your Domains

There are 2 things you demand so as to start a web site. The first one is a domain name that will show your web page when you type it in a browser, and the other one is a web hosting plan, which is essentially the disk storage space on a web server where the website files will be situated, plus a few more services that are included in it. The domain and the web hosting account are two related, yet different solutions, and you demand both of them in order to have an operational website.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is the alpha-numeric combination that you will choose to be the address for the web site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to sixty four characters long and it involves two pieces – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the abovementioned illustration, 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 set number of top-level domain names to select from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a fixed spell of time between 1 and 10 years. They may have other preconditions regarding the registrant.

Domain Hosting Services

As the domain is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you require a web hosting account where you have to include it. Thus, when you write it in a browser, it will open the web site files that you have in the account, in other words it will exhibit your web portal. You can have a domain registered with a given registrar and receive the hosting service from another, although numerous hosts offer both services and it is more convenient to handle all services from one single CP user interface. Either way, because the domain name registration and the web hosting plan are different services, you have to point the domain name to the web server where it will be added as hosted. To accomplish that, you need to alter a certain setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named NS records. Each hosting service provider has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.www.plinghost.com and ns2.www.plinghost.com, for example. The website hosting CP that you use for your domain gives you the possibility to change the NS records and point the domain to one hosting provider or another.

The Need of Dependable website hosting Services

The moment the domain name is pointed to a concrete domain hosting provider and is added to their servers, you will obtain several services. The most important one is that the site files that you accommodate on the server will now be accessible when you type your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to establish email mailbox accounts such as name@my-best-domain.com and make use of webmail or an email client to tackle them. Whether you manage a personal or a corporate site, being accessible online and being able to use e-mail address accounts with your domain name are the two most important things that you receive with a hosting plan. If you have a corporate web site – it will identify your business before your visitors or clients. That is why you demand a trustworthy host that will offer a fast and steady web hosting service.

Dependable website hosting Services by 'Plinghost'

Other 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 set up and modify specific domain records from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.