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Cheap Hosting Plans for Your Domains

There are two things you need in order to have a web portal. The first one is a domain name that will display your web page when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a website hosting account, which is principally the storage space on a hosting server where the web site files will be situated, plus several more features that come with it. The domain and the web hosting plan are two associated, yet separate solutions, and you require both of them to have a running web portal.

What is a Domain?

A domain name is the alpha-numeric name that you will choose to be the web address for the website: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to sixty four symbols long and it is composed of two constituents – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the aforementioned example, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the top-level domain name. While you can select the Second-Level Domain of the domain to be anything that is open for registration, there is a set number of Top-Level Domains to select from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a certain spell of time between 1 and ten years. They may entail other stipulations with respect to the registrant.

Domain Web Hosting Services

As the domain name is just a name and nothing more than that, you need a website hosting package where you have to include it. In this way, when you type it in a web browser, it will exhibit the site files that you have in the account, i.e. it will show your web site. You can have a domain registered with a particular registrar and get the hosting service from another, even though a lot of web hosting vendors offer both services and it is more convenient to handle everything from one web hosting Control Panel tool. Either way, because the domain registration and the website hosting account are different services, you have to point the domain name to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To accomplish that, you need to change a specific setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called name servers. Each web hosting service provider has at least two name servers - ns1.www.jaxhost.com and ns2.www.jaxhost.com, for instance. The website hosting CP that you use for your domain gives you the possibility to modify the name server records and point the domain name to one web hosting distributor or another.

The Necessity for Stable Web Hosting Solutions

The moment the domain name is pointed to a specific domain hosting provider and is added to their web servers, you will receive several services. The most important one is that the site files that you host on the hosting server will now be accessible when you type your domain in a browser. You will also be able to establish electronic mailboxes like name@my-best-domain.com and avail of webmail or an e-mail client to manage them. Whether you have a personal or a corporate web site, being available online and being enabled to set up e-mailbox accounts with your domain name are the two most important things that you get with a web hosting account. In case you own a corporate website – it will identify your business before your website visitors or customers. That is why you need a trustworthy company that will supply a fast and steady website hosting service.

Dependable web hosting Solutions Courtesy of 'JaxHost Website Hosting'

Additional online services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain name forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and edit certain domain records from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.