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Inexpensive Web Hosting Plans for Your Top-Level Domain Names

There are 2 things you require in order to run an online portal. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your web site when you write it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting package, which is fundamentally the hard disk 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 plan are two interconnected, yet different services, and you demand both of them so as to have a working website.

What is a Domain?

A domain name 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 characters long and it includes two parts – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the aforementioned illustration, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the TLD. While you can choose the Second-Level Domain of the domain name to be anything that is available for registration, there is a certain number of Top-Level Domains to select from. The Top-Level Domains can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular span of time between 1 and ten yrs. They may entail other preconditions regarding the registrant.

Domain Name Hosting Services

As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you demand a hosting account where you have to include it. In such a way, when you type it in a web browser, it will open the site files that you have in the account, in other words it will display your web portal. You can have a domain registered with a given provider and receive the hosting service from another, even though numerous web hosting distributors offer both services and it is more user-friendly to administer all services from one single website hosting Control Panel GUI. Either way, since the domain registration and the website hosting account are separate services, you have to point the domain to the hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To perform that, you need to change a given setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named name server records. Each web hosting service provider has at least two name servers - ns1.lightcloudhosting.com and ns2.lightcloudhosting.com, for instance. The hosting CP that you use for your domain gives you the opportunity to alter the name servers and point the domain to one web hosting distributor or another.

The Need of Trustworthy Website Hosting Solutions

As soon as the domain is pointed to a certain domain hosting firm and is added to their web hosting servers, you will get different web services. The most vital one is that the web page files that you keep on the web server will now be shown when you write your domain in a browser. You will also be able to set up email address accounts like name@my-best-domain.com and use webmail or a mail user agent to tackle them. Whether you own a personal or a business web portal, being accessible online and being permitted to set up electronic mails with your domain name are the two most significant things that you receive with a website hosting package. In case you host a business web portal – it will represent your business before your web site visitors or customers. For this reason you demand a stable company that will supply a fast and steady web hosting solution.

Reliable Hosting Services Courtesy of 'LIGHT Cloud Hosting'

Other web services that you receive by hosting a domain name with us are: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain name forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the ability to create and configure certain domain name records from your Hepsia Control Panel.