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Affordably Priced Hosting Solutions for Your Domains

There are 2 things you require so as to kick off a web portal. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your site when you type it in a web browser, and the second one is a web hosting package, which is basically the storage space on a server where the website files will be placed, plus several more features that come with it. The domain and the web hosting package are 2 similar, yet separate solutions, and you need them both in order to have a working web portal.

What is a Domain?

A domain is the alpha-numeric name that you will select to be the web address for the web site: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to 64 symbols long and it is composed of two components – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the abovementioned 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 free to register, there is a finite number of top-level domain names to choose from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a given period of time between one and ten yrs. They may entail other stipulations regarding the registrant.

Domain Name Hosting Services

As the domain name is just a name and nothing more than that, you demand a web hosting account where you have to include it. In this way, when you write it in a browser, it will open the web site files that you host in the account, in other words it will exhibit your online portal. You can have a domain name registered with a specific company and obtain the hosting service from another, although many web hosting companies provide both services and it is more user-friendly to administer all services from the same web hosting CP user interface. Either way, since the domain registration and the web hosting package are different services, you have to point the domain to the hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To accomplish that, you need to change a given setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called name servers. Each web hosting vendor has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.tugoats.com and ns2.tugoats.com, for instance. The Control Panel that you use for your domain name offers you the option to change the name server records and point the domain to one hosting firm or another.

The Necessity for Dependable web hosting Services

The moment the domain name is pointed to a particular domain hosting firm and is added to their hosting servers, you will receive different services. The most vital one is that the web site files that you host on the hosting server will now be available online when you write your domain in a web browser. You will also be able to create mail addresses such as name@my-best-domain.com and use webmail or a mail user agent to administer them. Whether you administer a personal or a corporate website, being online and being allowed to create e-mailboxes with your domain name are the two most important things that come with a web hosting package. In case you own a business website – it will identify your business before your visitors or customers. For this reason you require a trustworthy hosting corporation that will provide a fast and steady hosting service.

Reliable Hosting Solutions Courtesy of 'Tugoats'

Extra online services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us include: FTP access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and configure specific domain name records from your Hepsia web hosting CP.