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Budget Hosting Plans for Your Top-Level Domains

There are 2 items you need in order to start a web site. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your website when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting account, which is basically the disk space on a web hosting server where the website files will be located, plus several more features that come with it. The domain and the web hosting plan are 2 related, yet separate services, and you demand both of them in order to have a working online portal.

What is a Domain?

A domain is the alpha-numeric combination that you will choose to be the address for the web portal: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to 64 symbols long and it includes 2 parts – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the abovementioned illustration, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can pick the second-level domain name of the domain to be anything that is available for registration, there is a certain number of TLDs to choose from. The Top-Level Domains can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular stretch of time between 1 and 10 years. They may impose additional requirements regarding the registrant.

Domain Name 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. In such a way, when you type it in a browser, it will open the site files that you have in the account, i.e. it will display your web site. You can have a domain name registered with a certain registrar and get the hosting service from another, even though many web hosts provide both solutions and it is more time-saving to manage all services from one and the same web hosting Control Panel interface. Either way, since the domain name registration and the website hosting plan are different services, you have to point the domain name to the web server where it will be added as hosted. To perform that, you have to change a certain setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called nameservers. Each hosting supplier has at least two name servers - ns1.platinumwebservices.net and ns2.platinumwebservices.net, for instance. The hosting Control Panel that you have for your domain name offers you the possibility to modify the nameservers and point the domain to one web hosting supplier or another.

The Necessity for Stable website hosting Solutions

As soon as the domain is pointed to a concrete domain hosting company and is added to their servers, you will receive different services. The most crucial one is that the website files that you accommodate on the web server will now be exhibited when you write your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to establish mail address accounts such as name@my-best-domain.com and make use of webmail or a mail user agent to tackle them. Whether you host a personal or a business online portal, being accessible online and being enabled to set up electronic mailboxes with your domain name are the two most significant things that you get with a website hosting plan. If you own a corporate web portal – it will represent your business before your website visitors or customers. For this reason you need a stable hosting corporation that will provide a fast and stable hosting solution.

Stable web hosting Services Courtesy of 'Platinum Web Services'

Additional online services that you receive by hosting a domain with us include: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain name forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and edit given domain records from your Hepsia web hosting CP.