Affordable Hosting Services for Your Domain Names
There are two entities you require in order to own a web site. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your web portal when you type it in a browser, and the second one is a hosting package, which is inherently the hard disk storage space on a web hosting server where the web site files will be situated, plus a few more services that it is offering. The domain and the web hosting account are 2 associated, yet separate services, and you need both of them to have an operational web site.
What is a Domain Name?
A domain is the alpha-numeric combination that you will choose to be the address for the online portal: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain can be up to 64 characters long and it involves two constituents – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the aforementioned illustration, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the top-level domain name. While you can select the SLD of the domain name to be anything that has not been registered yet, 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 given span of time between one and 10 yrs. They may have other stipulations with respect to the registrant.
Domain Web Hosting Services
As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you need a web hosting account where you have to host it. In such a way, when you type it in a web browser, it will open the site files that you host in the account, i.e. it will display your web portal. You can have a domain registered with a given company and obtain the hosting service from another, although numerous web hosting suppliers offer both services and it is more user-friendly to handle everything from the same website hosting Control Panel interface. Either way, since the domain name registration and the web hosting package are different services, you have to point the domain name to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To perform that, you have to alter a given setting, or record, of the domain name - the commonly named name server records. Each hosting vendor has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.acehosts.com and ns2.acehosts.com, for example. The web hosting CP that you utilize for your domain offers you the possibility to modify the nameservers and point the domain to one host or another.
The Need of Stable web hosting Services
Once the domain name is pointed to a concrete domain hosting firm and is added to their web hosting servers, you will obtain a number of services. The most important one is that the web site files that you keep on the web hosting server will now be displayed when you write your domain in a browser. You will also be able to create electronic mails like [email protected] and use webmail or an e-mail client to tackle them. Whether you run a personal or a business web page, being online and being allowed to create emails with your domain are the two most important things that you obtain with a web hosting account. If you have a corporate web page – it will represent your business before your web site visitors or clients. That is why you need a trustworthy hosting corporation that will deliver a fast and stable hosting service.
Reliable website hosting Services by 'Ace Hosts'
Other services that you receive by hosting a domain with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the option to set up and edit certain domain name records from your Hepsia CP.