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Low-Cost Web Hosting Plans for Your Domains

There are 2 entities you require in order to own 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 website hosting plan, which is inherently the disk storage space on a hosting server where the site files will be located, plus a few more services that are included in it. The domain name and the web hosting package are two related, yet separate solutions, and you require both of them so as to have an operational web page.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain is the alpha-numeric name that you will pick to be the web address for the website: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain can be up to 64 symbols long and it includes two parts – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the above illustration, 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 available for registration, there is a finite number of TLDs to choose from. The Top-Level Domains can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a given span of time between 1 and 10 yrs. They may have additional specifications in relation to the registrant.

Domain Name Hosting Solutions

As the domain is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you demand a web hosting package where you have to accommodate it. In such a way, when you type it in a browser, it will show the web page files that you have in the account, in other words it will exhibit your web page. You can have a domain name registered with one registrar and get the hosting service from another, although a lot of hosting service providers offer both solutions and it is more user-friendly to administer all services from a single Control Panel user interface. Either way, because the domain name registration and the website hosting account are separate services, you have to point the domain name to the server where it will be added as hosted. To perform that, you have to change a certain setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named nameservers. Each hosting firm has at least 2 name servers - ns1.gulfhostgroup.com and ns2.gulfhostgroup.com, for example. The website hosting CP that you utilize for your domain gives you the possibility to modify the NS records and point the domain to one web hosting service provider or another.

The Need of Reliable web hosting Solutions

The moment the domain name is pointed to a given domain hosting supplier and is added to their web servers, you will obtain a number of online services. The most crucial one is that the web page files that you accommodate on the web server will now be exhibited when you write your domain in a web browser. You will also be able to set up mail addresses such as name@my-best-domain.com and utilize webmail or an email client to manage them. Whether you own a personal or a corporate web page, being accessible online and being able to set up email boxes with your domain are the two most important options that you receive with a web hosting plan. In case you own a business site – it will identify your business before your website visitors or clients. That is the reason why you demand a reliable web hosting corporation that will provide a reliable and stable website hosting service.

Stable Web Hosting Services Courtesy of 'The Gulf Web Hosting Group Ltd.'

Other online services that you receive by hosting a domain with us include: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain name forwarding, email auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the ability to create and modify certain domain name records from your Hepsia website hosting CP.

 

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