Affordably Priced Hosting Packages for Your Top-Level Domain Names
There are two items you require so as to launch a site. The first one is a domain name that will display your website when you write it in a browser, and the other one is a website hosting package, which is basically the disk storage space on a server where the web page files will be placed, plus several more features that come with it. The domain name and the web hosting account are two related, yet separate solutions, and you need them both to have a functioning online portal.
What is a Domain?
A domain name is the alpha-numeric name that you will pick to be the address for the online portal: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain can be up to sixty four symbols long and it involves two entities – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the abovementioned example, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the TLD. While you can pick the second-level domain name of the domain to be anything that is open for registration, there is a set number of top-level domain names to select from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular period of time between 1 and 10 years. They may have more preconditions in regard to the registrant.
Domain Name Hosting Solutions
As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you demand a web hosting account where you have to include it. In such a way, when you write it in a browser, it will exhibit the web content that you host in the account, in other words it will exhibit your site. You can have a domain name registered with a particular registrar and receive the hosting service from another, although lots of providers offer both solutions and it is more convenient to manage everything from one website hosting Control Panel tool. Either way, since the domain registration and the website hosting plan are different services, you have to point the domain name to the web server where it will be added as hosted. To accomplish that, you have to modify a given setting, or record, of the domain name - the commonly named name server records. Each web hosting vendor has at least two nameservers - ns1.lumenhost.com and ns2.lumenhost.com, for instance. The web hosting CP that you use for your domain name offers you the opportunity to alter the name server records and point the domain to one web hosting provider or another.
The Need of Reliable Hosting Solutions
The moment the domain is pointed to a particular domain hosting provider and is added to their servers, you will get different web services. The most important one is that the web page files that you have on the server will now be shown when you type your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to set up electronic mailboxes like email@example.com and avail of webmail or a mail client to manage them. Whether you have a personal or a corporate website, being online and being able to set up e-mail accounts with your domain name are the two most pivotal things that come with a web hosting package. If you have a business web portal – it will identify your business before your website visitors or customers. This is the reason why you need a stable web hosting distributor that will deliver a fast and stable hosting service.
Dependable Web Hosting Services by 'lumenhost'
Additional services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us include: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the ability to set up and edit certain domain records from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.