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Cheap Hosting Plans for Your Domain Names

There are two entities you demand in order to set up a website. The first one is a domain name that will display your web site when you type it in a web browser, and the second one is a website hosting package, which is essentially the data storage space on a web hosting server where the web page files will be located, plus several more features that are included in it. The domain and the web hosting plan are 2 related, yet separate services, and you demand both of them in order to have a working site.

What is a Domain?

A domain is the alpha-numeric combination that you will pick to be the address for the web site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain can be up to 64 characters long and it consists of two constituents – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the above illustration, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the TLD. While you can choose the second-level domain name of the domain name to be anything that has not been taken yet, there is a set number of TLDs to choose from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a fixed interval of time between one and ten yrs. They may involve other preconditions when it comes to the registrant.

Domain Hosting Solutions

As the domain name is just a name and nothing more than that, you require a web hosting account where you have to host it. In such a way, when you type it in a web browser, it will open the content that you host in the account, in other words it will open your web page. You can have a domain name registered with one provider and obtain the hosting service from another, although many hosting vendors offer both services and it is more convenient to manage everything from a single CP interface. Either way, since the domain name registration and the hosting plan are separate services, you have to point the domain name to the hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To perform that, you need to change a specific setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called name servers. Each web hosting vendor has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.cheaphosted.com and ns2.cheaphosted.com, for example. The website hosting CP that you use for your domain offers you the opportunity to modify the NS records and point the domain to one web hosting company or another.

The Need of Stable Hosting Services

Once the domain is pointed to a concrete domain hosting company and is added to their hosting servers, you will get different services. The most vital one is that the web page files that you host on the hosting server will now be accessible when you type your domain in a web browser. You will also be able to establish electronic mailboxes like name@my-best-domain.com and utilize webmail or an email client to tackle them. Whether you host a personal or a business web page, being available online and being permitted to create e-mailboxes with your domain name are the two most cardinal things that you obtain with a website hosting package. If you manage a corporate web portal – it will represent your business before your website visitors or clients. Therefore you require a dependable web host that will provide a reliable and stable hosting solution.

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Additional services that you get by hosting a domain name with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the ability to create and configure given domain name records from your Hepsia web hosting CP.