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Cheap Hosting Packages for Your Top-Level Domains

There are 2 items you need in order to start 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 account, which is essentially the hard disk space on a hosting server where the website files will be located, plus a few more features that are included in it. The domain name and the web hosting account are two connected, yet different services, and you demand them both so as to have a running online portal.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain is the alpha-numeric name that you will pick to be the web address for the site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to 64 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, and .com is the TLD. While you can pick the SLD of the domain to be anything that has not been taken yet, there is a certain number of Top-Level Domains to choose from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular spell of time between 1 and 10 yrs. They may have additional specifications in regard to the registrant.

Domain Web Hosting Solutions

As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you demand a web hosting package where you have to add it. Thus, when you write it in a browser, it will open the content that you have in the account, i.e. it will exhibit your site. You can have a domain name registered with a given provider and get the hosting service from another, although lots of hosting service providers provide both services and it is more user-friendly to handle all services from one and the same website hosting CP interface. Either way, because the domain registration and the hosting account are different services, you have to point the domain name to the server where it will be added as hosted. To accomplish that, you need to alter a certain setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called NS records. Each web hosting vendor has at least two nameservers - ns1.www.dataguild.co.uk and ns2.www.dataguild.co.uk, for example. The web hosting CP that you use for your domain name offers you the option to alter the name servers and point the domain name to one web hosting firm or another.

The Demand for Reliable web hosting Services

The moment the domain is pointed to a concrete domain hosting distributor and is added to their hosting servers, you will obtain several web services. The most important one is that the website files that you have on the web server will now be accessible when you write your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to establish email addresses such as name@my-best-domain.com and make use of webmail or a mail client to administer them. Whether you own a personal or a business web portal, being accessible online and being permitted to create e-mails with your domain are the two most pivotal options that you obtain with a website hosting account. In case you host a corporate web site – it will single out your business before your visitors or customers. That is why you need a reliable hosting vendor that will deliver a dependable and steady web hosting solution.

Stable Website Hosting Solutions by 'DataGuild Cloud'

Extra online services that you get by hosting a domain name with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain name forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the option to create and edit given domain records from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.