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Low-Cost Web Hosting Packages for Your Domains

There are two features you need in order to kick off a web site. The first one is a domain name that will open your web portal when you write it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting account, which is basically the hard disk storage space on a hosting server where the site files will be located, plus several more services that it is offering. The domain and the web hosting package are 2 connected, yet separate solutions, and you demand both of them in order to have a working web site.

What is a Domain?

A domain is the alpha-numeric combination that you will choose to be the web address for the web page: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain can be up to sixty four symbols long and it comprises two entities – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the above example, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, 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 registered yet, there is a finite 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 interval of time between one and ten yrs. They may have additional preconditions with regard to the registrant.

Domain Name Hosting Services

As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you demand a website hosting account where you have to host it. Thus, when you type it in a web browser, it will exhibit the web content that you host in the account, i.e. it will exhibit your website. You can have a domain name registered with a certain company and receive the hosting service from another, although many web hosting firms provide both solutions and it is more time-saving to manage all services from a single website hosting CP tool. Either way, because the domain name registration and the website hosting package are different services, you have to point the domain name to the web server where it will be added as hosted. To perform that, you need to change a particular setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called name server records. Each web hosting corporation has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.mysmarthost.com and ns2.mysmarthost.com, for instance. The web hosting Control Panel that you have for your domain name gives you the chance to alter the name server records and point the domain to one web hosting service provider or another.

The Need of Dependable web hosting Services

Once the domain name is pointed to a concrete domain hosting service provider and is added to their servers, you will receive different services. The most vital one is that the web site files that you accommodate on the web hosting server will now be displayed when you type your domain in a browser. You will also be able to establish electronic mail accounts such as [email protected] and use webmail or a mail user agent to administer them. Whether you run a personal or a corporate website, being online and being enabled to create e-mail addresses with your domain name are the two most pivotal things that you receive with a web hosting plan. If you administer a business site – it will identify your business before your web page visitors or clients. That is why you require a reliable web hosting distributor that will provide a reliable and stable web hosting service.

Stable web hosting Services by 'My SmartHost'

Other online services that you get by hosting a domain name with us are: FTP access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and mailing lists, and the option to set up and configure specific domain records from your Hepsia web hosting CP.