Low-Cost Hosting Solutions for Your Top-Level Domains
There are 2 items you need so as to own a web portal. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your web portal when you write it in a browser, and the other one is a website hosting plan, which is essentially the disk storage space on a web hosting server where the web page files will be placed, plus a few more services that are included in it. The domain and the web hosting plan are two related, yet separate solutions, and you need both of them so as to have a running web page.
What is a Domain?
A domain is the alpha-numeric combination that you will select to be the web address for the web portal: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain can be up to 64 characters long and it is composed of 2 pieces – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the above example, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the TLD. While you can select the SLD of the domain to be anything that is available for registration, there is a fixed number of top-level domain names to pick from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a certain interval of time between 1 and 10 years. They may involve other specifications when it comes to the registrant.
Domain Hosting Solutions
As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you need a web hosting package where you have to host it. Thus, when you write it in a web browser, it will show the content that you host in the account, i.e. it will open your web portal. You can have a domain name registered with one registrar and receive the hosting service from another, although numerous web hosting firms provide both solutions and it is more time-saving to handle everything from one single website hosting CP user interface. Either way, because the domain registration and the web hosting plan are separate services, you have to point the domain to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To perform that, you need to alter a specific setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named nameservers. Each web hosting firm has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.socialstream-me.com and ns2.socialstream-me.com, for instance. The website hosting Control Panel that you use for your domain name offers you the opportunity to modify the NS records and point the domain to one company or another.
The Demand for Dependable Hosting Solutions
Once the domain is pointed to a given domain hosting firm and is added to their servers, you will obtain a number of web services. The most crucial one is that the site files that you keep on the server will now be available online when you write your domain in a browser. You will also be able to establish e-mail addresses such as email@example.com and avail of webmail or an email client to administer them. Whether you run a personal or a corporate web portal, being online and being permitted to set up e-mailboxes with your domain are the two most cardinal things that you receive with a website hosting account. If you host a business site – it will single out your business before your web page visitors or clients. For that reason you need a dependable hosting company that will offer a dependable and stable web hosting service.
Stable Web Hosting Services by 'Social Stream ME'
Extra online services that you receive by hosting a domain name with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and mailing lists, and the possibility to create and edit given domain records from your Hepsia CP.