There are two items you need in order to own a web portal. The first one is a domain name that will show your web page when you type it in a web browser, and the second one is a web hosting plan, which is inherently the disk storage space on a server where the site files will be situated, plus a few more features that are included in it. The domain name and the web hosting plan are two related, yet separate services, and you need both of them to have an operational site.
A domain is the alpha-numeric name that you will pick to be the web address for the online portal: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to sixty four symbols long and it includes 2 components – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the aforementioned illustration, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the TLD. While you can pick the SLD of the domain to be anything that is available for registration, there is a fixed number of Top-Level Domains to choose from. The Top-Level Domains can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular span of time between one and ten yrs. They may involve other stipulations with regard to the registrant.
As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you need a web hosting account where you have to accommodate it. In this way, when you type it in a browser, it will show the files that you host in the account, in other words it will display your web page. You can have a domain name registered with one company and receive the hosting service from another, even though many hosting service providers offer both services and it is more convenient to manage everything from one and the same website hosting Control Panel user interface. Either way, since the domain registration and the website hosting account are separate services, you have to point the domain to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To accomplish that, you have to change a particular setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called name servers. Each web hosting provider has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.ebusinesspanel.com and ns2.ebusinesspanel.com, for example. The website hosting Control Panel that you use for your domain name gives you the opportunity to modify the name servers and point the domain name to one hosting service provider or another.
Once the domain is pointed to a concrete domain hosting corporation and is added to their web hosting servers, you will get a number of services. The most crucial one is that the site files that you host on the hosting server will now be displayed when you write your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to set up electronic mailboxes such as firstname.lastname@example.org and make use of webmail or an e-mail client to handle them. Whether you have a personal or a corporate web portal, being available online and being allowed to create e-mail address accounts with your domain name are the two most important options that you receive with a website hosting package. In case you administer a business online portal – it will identify your business before your web site visitors or clients. That's why you need a dependable web hosting company that will furnish a reliable and stable hosting solution.
Other web services that you get by hosting a domain with us are: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and modify given domain name records from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.