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Cut-Rate Hosting Plans for Your Domain Names

There are 2 items you require in order to have a web site. The first one is a domain name that will show your web page when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting plan, which is inherently the storage space on a hosting server where the web site files will be situated, plus a few more services that are included in it. The domain name and the web hosting account are 2 linked, yet separate solutions, and you require both of them in order to have a functioning web site.

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 can be up to 64 characters long and it involves 2 pieces – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the above instance, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can choose the Second-Level Domain of the domain name to be anything that is free to register, there is a finite 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 given period of time between 1 and ten yrs. They may contain additional stipulations about the registrant.

Domain Name Hosting Services

As the domain name is just a name and nothing more than that, you require a web hosting plan where you have to host it. Thus, when you write it in a browser, it will open the files that you host in the account, i.e. it will show your site. You can have a domain registered with a particular registrar and get the hosting service from another, even though numerous web hosting distributors provide both solutions and it is more time-saving to manage all services from one single web hosting CP GUI. Either way, because the domain name registration and the website hosting package are separate services, you have to point the domain to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To achieve that, you need to change a given setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called nameservers. Each web hosting provider has at least 2 name servers - ns1.tierrahosting.com and ns2.tierrahosting.com, for instance. The hosting Control Panel that you utilize for your domain name offers you the option to alter the name server records and point the domain name to one web hosting distributor or another.

The Demand for Dependable website hosting Services

The moment the domain is pointed to a concrete domain hosting vendor and is added to their web hosting servers, you will receive different services. The most vital one is that the website files that you host on the web server will now be shown when you write your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to set up e-mail address accounts like name@my-best-domain.com and make use of webmail or an email client to handle them. Whether you manage a personal or a business web portal, being available online and being allowed to create electronic mail accounts with your domain are the two most essential options that you receive with a website hosting account. If you manage a business web portal – it will identify your business before your web site visitors or customers. This is the reason why you need a stable hosting vendor that will supply a fast and stable website hosting solution.

Trustworthy web hosting Services by 'Tierra Hosting'

Additional services that you obtain by hosting a domain name with us include: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the ability to create and edit certain domain name records from your Hepsia CP.