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What is a Domain Name and Hosting?

by hostcoupondeals in Domain, Hosting category

What is Domain Name?

A domain or domain name is the name of your website, such as www.google.com. A domain name is an identification string and it’s the web address where internet users can access a website. It’s like different computers are hosted in the internet. A domain name is used to find and identify computers on the internet. However, domain names are formed by maintain the rules of Domain Name System (DNS).

Computers use Internet Protocol (IP) address which is a series of numbers. However, it’s difficult for humans to remember. Because of these, domain names were developed and are accessing through the internet.

A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers. A domain name may have various extensions, such as .com, .net, .org, .info, .gov, .edu, .biz and more. A domain name must be registered before you can use it. Every domain is unique and is case-insensitive. So, no need to worry about case sensitivity.

A domain name example may be,

www.yourdomainname.com

Here, yourdomainname is the name of your website and .com is the domain extension or gTLD.

Any users can buy domain easily from many of the popular and trusted companies, such as

  • Godaddy
  • iPage
  • HostGator
  • 1and1
  • BlueHost
  • Namecheap and more.

 

 

What is Hosting or Web Hosting?

Hosting or Web Hosting is actually the behind-scene action of your website and makes your site available to be viewed by other users the internet. A web hosting provides space on the server, So that, other computers can access your website by means of a network or internet.

There are thousands of web hosting companies available and provides hosting for your website or blog with affordable price. Users can choose hosting on website size, price, traffic and business type etc. Hosting provides storage disk space and bandwidth and more.

Types of Hosting

  1. Shared Hosting
  2. WordPress Hosting
  3. VPS Server
  4. Dedicated Sever

Some popular and leading hosting provider companies are as,

  • Godaddy
  • iPage
  • HostGator
  • SiteGround
  • BlueHost

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