There are 2 features you require so as to have a site. The first one is a domain name that will show your web portal when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting plan, which is principally the data storage space on a server where the site files will be situated, plus several more features that it is offering. The domain and the web hosting plan are two associated, yet separate solutions, and you need both of them in order to have an operational website.
A domain name is the alpha-numeric combination that you will pick to be the web address for the site: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain can be up to sixty four symbols long and it is made of 2 pieces – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the above example, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can pick the SLD of the domain to be anything that has not been registered yet, there is a fixed number of top-level domain names to choose from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a certain period of time between 1 and ten yrs. They may entail more stipulations in relation to the registrant.
As the domain name is just a name and nothing more than that, you require a hosting account where you have to include it. Thus, when you type it in a browser, it will exhibit the web page files that you host in the account, i.e. it will open your web site. You can have a domain registered with one registrar and get the hosting service from another, although many hosting corporations offer both solutions and it is more time-saving to manage everything from a single website hosting CP GUI. Either way, since the domain name registration and the web hosting package 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 have to change a certain setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called name server records. Each hosting distributor has at least two name servers - ns1.ebusinesspanel.com and ns2.ebusinesspanel.com, for instance. The web hosting CP that you use for your domain name offers you the possibility to change the name server records and point the domain name to one hosting corporation or another.
Once the domain is pointed to a specific domain hosting corporation and is added to their servers, you will obtain several web services. The most important one is that the site files that you accommodate on the server will now be exhibited when you type your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to set up e-mailbox accounts like email@example.com and utilize webmail or a mail user agent to manage them. Whether you own a personal or a corporate website, being accessible online and being enabled to set up e-mail address accounts with your domain name are the two most cardinal options that you get with a web hosting account. If you administer a corporate online portal – it will single out your business before your visitors or clients. That is why you require a stable web hosting supplier that will offer a reliable and stable website hosting solution.
Other web services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us include: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the possibility to create and edit given domain records from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.