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Affordable Web Hosting Packages for Your Domains

There are two items you require in order to own a site. The first one is a domain name that will open your online portal when you type it in a browser, and the other one is a web hosting package, which is inherently the hard disk space on a web hosting server where the web site files will be placed, plus a few more features that are included in it. The domain and the web hosting account are two interconnected, yet separate services, and you demand both of them to have a working online portal.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is the alpha-numeric combination that you will select to be the address for the online portal: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to 64 characters long and it involves two entities – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the aforementioned illustration, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the top-level domain name. While you can pick the second-level domain name of the domain name to be anything that has not been taken yet, there is a set number of top-level domain names to choose from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a fixed period of time between 1 and ten yrs. They may contain other preconditions when it comes to the registrant.

Domain Name Web Hosting Services

As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you need a hosting plan where you have to host it. In such a way, when you type it in a web browser, it will exhibit the website files that you host in the account, i.e. it will exhibit your web portal. You can have a domain name registered with a specific provider and receive the hosting service from another, although a lot of hosting firms offer both services and it is more user-friendly to handle everything from one and the same web hosting Control Panel tool. Either way, because the domain name registration and the web hosting plan 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 particular setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called NS records. Each web hosting company has at least two name servers - ns1.downy.org and ns2.downy.org, for example. The hosting Control Panel that you have for your domain name offers you the possibility to modify the nameservers and point the domain to one web hosting provider or another.

The Need of Dependable web hosting Services

As soon as the domain is pointed to a given domain hosting company and is added to their web hosting servers, you will get several web services. The most essential one is that the website files that you keep on the web server will now be available online when you type your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to create mail addresses such as [email protected] and utilize webmail or a mail client to handle them. Whether you have a personal or a corporate online portal, being online and being able to create email addresses with your domain name are the two most fundamental options that you get with a website hosting account. In case you manage a corporate web site – it will represent your business before your visitors or customers. That is why you demand a stable company that will supply a fast and steady website hosting solution.

Trustworthy web hosting Services Courtesy of 'Downy'

Extra online services that you obtain by hosting a domain name with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and mailing lists, and the possibility to create and configure given domain records from your Hepsia website hosting CP.