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Low-Cost Hosting Plans for Your Top-Level Domains

There are two items you demand so as to set up a web page. The first one is a domain name that will open your web portal when you type it in a web browser, and the second one is a web hosting package, which is inherently the hard disk storage space on a web hosting server where the web site files will be located, plus a few more features that are included in it. The domain name and the web hosting account are two interconnected, yet different solutions, and you need both of them in order to have a functioning website.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is the alpha-numeric combination that you will choose to be the address for the web site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to 64 characters long and it is made of 2 components – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the abovementioned illustration, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the top-level domain name. While you can choose the SLD of the domain name to be anything that is free to register, there is a set number of TLDs to select from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a certain interval of time between one and ten years. They may contain additional stipulations in regard to the registrant.

Domain Name Hosting Solutions

As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you require a website hosting plan where you have to add it. In this way, when you write it in a web browser, it will show the files that you host in the account, in other words it will show your web portal. You can have a domain name registered with a specific company and receive the hosting service from another, even though numerous web hosts provide both solutions and it is more convenient to manage everything from one single web hosting Control Panel GUI. Either way, since the domain name registration and the web hosting account are separate services, you have to point the domain name to the server where it will be added as hosted. To accomplish that, you have to modify a specific setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called nameservers. Each hosting firm has at least 2 name servers - ns1.xhosters.com and ns2.xhosters.com, for example. The hosting Control Panel that you use for your domain name gives you the option to modify the name servers and point the domain name to one hosting provider or another.

The Necessity for Dependable Website Hosting Solutions

Once the domain is pointed to a specific domain hosting vendor and is added to their servers, you will receive a number of services. The most vital one is that the site files that you keep on the server will now be available online when you write your domain in a web browser. You will also be able to create mailboxes such as name@my-best-domain.com and make use of webmail or an email client to manage them. Whether you own a personal or a corporate site, being online and being able to use mail accounts with your domain are the two most fundamental things that you receive with a website hosting account. In case you run a business online portal – it will single out your business before your web page visitors or customers. For this reason you require a dependable hosting supplier that will supply a dependable and steady web hosting service.

Reliable website hosting Solutions by 'xhosters'

Additional services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us are: FTP access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain name forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and modify given domain records from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.