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Domain Name and Web Hosting Explained

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Domain Name

Domain name is the address of your website that people type in the browser to visit your website.

If your website was a house, then your domain name will be its address is the best real world analogy.

Now let’s get into the more technical explanation

Internet is basically a huge network of interconnected computers through the cables and Wi-Fi.  To easily identify every computer on the network, each computer is assigned a series of numbers called IP Address.

Typically, IP addresses look like this: 62.244.62.128

Computers have no problem identifying these numbers, but it is impossible for humans to remember and use these numbers to find the desired  websites on the internet.

Domain names were introduced to solve this problem.  A domain name can have words which makes it easy to remember website addresses for us. Thanks to the domain name, you don’t need to type a string of numbers. Instead, you can type in an easy to remember domain name like studioarcadia.fun 🙂

Hosting

Web hosting is the place where all the files of your website are hosted. It is like the home of your website. If the domain name was the address of your house, then web hosting is the actual house that address points to would be the real life analogy again

When someone enters your domain name in a browser, the domain name is translated into the IP address of your web hosting company’s computer. This computer contains your website’s files, and you can see those files in the browser as a website

Web hosting companies specialize in storing and serving websites. They offer many different types of hosting plans for everyone to choose from.

Domain Name and Hosting Package

In order to build a website you will need both a domain name and web hosting account. Buying a domain name gives you right to use that particular domain name for a specific period (most often 1 year). And you need web hosting to store your website’s files.

It is recommended to purchase your domain name and web hosting from the same company, then you will not have to do any changes in your setting, it is also much easier to manage and renew both services under the same dashboard and it is also easier to get support from one company that will handle all the issue in case you need it.

We personally use and can recommend TMDhosting company. You can buy the domain name and hosting as one package, they have excellent customer support and there are never any issues with them.

To buy a domain name and hosting is as easy as buying any other product or service online. After the purchase you receive the email with all the information about the product including login details into your control panel. Username and password is what we need to build your website and set up all your services correctly.

If you’re unsure which hosting option is best for you, or you need any help in this first step, please contact us before making a purchase.

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