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Cheap Web Hosting Services for Your Top-Level Domains

There are 2 things you require in order to set up a site. The first one is a domain name that will show your site when you write it in a browser, and the second one is a web hosting account, which is essentially the hard disk space on a hosting server where the web site files will be placed, plus several more services that come with it. The domain and the web hosting package are two linked, yet different services, and you require both of them in order to have a running web portal.

What is a Domain?

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A domain is the alpha-numeric name that you will choose to be the web address for the web portal: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain can be up to sixty four characters long and it comprises 2 constituents – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the above example, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the TLD. While you can pick the second-level domain name of the domain to be anything that has not been registered yet, there is a set number of TLDs to choose from. The Top-Level Domains can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a certain span of time between 1 and 10 years. They may include other preconditions with regard to the registrant.

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As the domain name is just a name and nothing more than that, you need a website hosting account where you have to host it. In such a way, when you type it in a web browser, it will display the files that you host in the account, in other words it will open your website. You can have a domain registered with a specific company and obtain the hosting service from another, although a lot of web hosting companies offer both solutions and it is more user-friendly to administer all services from one and the same website hosting Control Panel GUI. Either way, since the domain registration and the web hosting plan are different services, you have to point the domain name to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To achieve that, you have to modify a particular setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called name server records. Each company has at least 2 name servers - ns1.rickhosting.com and ns2.rickhosting.com, for example. The web hosting Control Panel that you use for your domain name offers you the opportunity to modify the name server records and point the domain to one web hosting firm or another.

The Need of Reliable Website Hosting Services

Once the domain name is pointed to a concrete domain hosting firm and is added to their hosting servers, you will receive different services. The most crucial 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 web browser. You will also be able to set up electronic mailboxes such as name@my-best-domain.com and use webmail or a mail user agent to administer them. Whether you administer a personal or a business online portal, being online and being allowed to set up electronic mail accounts with your domain are the two most important things that you receive with a web hosting account. In case you run a corporate online portal – it will single out your business before your web page visitors or customers. This is why you require a dependable web hosting company that will furnish a reliable and stable website hosting solution.

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Extra online services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us are: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and edit given domain records from your Hepsia web hosting CP.