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Cheap Web Hosting Solutions for Your Top-Level Domain Names

There are 2 things you need in order to launch a web page. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your web site when you write it in a browser, and the other one is a website hosting package, which is primarily the hard disk space on a hosting server where the site files will be located, plus a few more features that it is offering. The domain name and the web hosting package are two connected, yet separate services, and you require both of them to have an operational online portal.

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A domain name is the alpha-numeric name that you will select to be the address for the web page: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to 64 characters long and it is composed of two entities – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the abovementioned instance, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the TLD. While you can choose the SLD of the domain to be anything that has not been taken yet, there is a set number of Top-Level Domains to pick from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular stretch of time between 1 and ten yrs. They may involve other specifications when it comes to the registrant.

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As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you demand a hosting package where you have to accommodate it. In this way, when you type it in a browser, it will open the files that you host in the account, in other words it will open your site. You can have a domain name registered with a given company and receive the hosting service from another, although a lot of hosting firms offer both solutions and it is more user-friendly to handle all services from one web hosting CP tool. Either way, because the domain name registration and the web hosting plan are different services, you have to point the domain to the server where it will be added as hosted. To perform that, you need to change a certain setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named NS records. Each web hosting firm has at least two name servers - ns1.businessdigitaltoolkit.com and ns2.businessdigitaltoolkit.com, for instance. The website hosting CP that you use for your domain gives you the chance to modify the NS records and point the domain to one web hosting provider or another.

The Necessity for Stable Website Hosting Solutions

As soon as the domain name is pointed to a particular domain hosting service provider and is added to their hosting servers, you will receive various web services. The most essential one is that the site files that you keep on the web hosting server will now be available online when you write your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to create mail addresses such as name@my-best-domain.com and utilize webmail or an e-mail client to administer them. Whether you have a personal or a corporate online portal, being accessible online and being permitted to set up e-mailbox accounts with your domain are the two most pivotal options that you get with a website hosting package. In case you administer a corporate site – it will identify your business before your visitors or clients. For this reason you need a reliable hosting vendor that will supply a dependable and steady website hosting service.

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Other online services that you obtain by hosting a domain name with us include: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the possibility to create and modify given domain name records from your Hepsia web hosting CP.