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Cheap Hosting Services for Your Top-Level Domain Names

There are two things you require so as to launch a web site. The first one is a domain name that will display your web portal when you write it in a web browser, and the second one is a web hosting package, which is primarily the hard disk storage space on a web hosting server where the site files will be situated, plus a few more services that it is offering. The domain and the web hosting plan are two similar, yet separate solutions, and you require both of them to have an operational online portal.

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A domain name is the alpha-numeric name that you will choose to be the web address for the web site: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to 64 symbols long and it involves 2 constituents – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the aforementioned illustration, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can choose the SLD of the domain name to be anything that has not been taken yet, there is a finite number of top-level domain names to select from. The Top-Level Domains can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a given spell of time between one and 10 years. They may entail more requirements in regard to the registrant.

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As the domain is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you need a website hosting plan where you have to accommodate it. Thus, when you type it in a browser, it will open the content that you have in the account, in other words it will show your online portal. You can have a domain name registered with a specific company and receive the hosting service from another, although lots of providers provide both solutions and it is more user-friendly to administer everything from a single CP user interface. Either way, since the domain registration and the hosting account are separate services, you have to point the domain to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To do that, you need to change a certain setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called name servers. Each hosting provider has at least 2 name servers - ns1.ferrethosting.com and ns2.ferrethosting.com, for example. The web hosting Control Panel that you have for your domain offers you the opportunity to alter the name server records and point the domain name to one hosting provider or another.

The Need of Stable Website Hosting Services

As soon as the domain name is pointed to a concrete domain hosting service provider and is added to their web servers, you will get a number of services. The most important one is that the site files that you accommodate on the hosting server will now be available online when you type your domain in a browser. You will also be able to set up e-mail accounts like name@my-best-domain.com and utilize webmail or an e-mail client to administer them. Whether you administer a personal or a corporate website, being online and being able to set up mail address accounts with your domain name are the two most essential things that you get with a website hosting account. If you have a corporate site – it will represent your business before your web site visitors or clients. This is why you demand a dependable web hosting vendor that will deliver a fast and stable hosting service.

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Additional services that you receive 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 ability to set up and configure given domain name records from your Hepsia CP.