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Affordable Web Hosting Plans for Your Top-Level Domain Names

There are two items you need in order to set up a web portal. The first one is a domain name that will open your website when you write it in a web browser, and the other one is a website hosting account, which is primarily the data storage space on a web hosting server where the web page files will be situated, plus a few more services that it is offering. The domain name and the web hosting account are 2 connected, yet different services, and you need them both so as to have a working web portal.

What is a Domain?

A domain name is the alpha-numeric name that you will select to be the address for the web page: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to 64 symbols long and it consists of 2 constituents – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the above illustration, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can pick the Second-Level Domain of the domain name to be anything that has not been taken yet, there is a finite 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 fixed period of time between 1 and ten years. They may contain more requirements with respect to the registrant.

Domain Name Web Hosting Services

As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you require a website hosting package where you have to accommodate it. In such a way, when you write it in a web browser, it will open the web page files that you host in the account, i.e. it will display your online portal. You can have a domain name registered with a specific provider and receive the hosting service from another, although numerous hosting providers provide both services and it is more convenient to manage all services from one single web hosting CP GUI. Either way, because the domain registration and the website hosting plan are different services, you have to point the domain name to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To do that, you have to change a given setting, or record, of the domain name - the so-called NS records. Each company has at least two nameservers - ns1.micloudweb.com and ns2.micloudweb.com, for example. The web hosting Control Panel that you have for your domain name offers you the option to modify the name servers and point the domain name to one service provider or another.

The Need of Stable Website Hosting Solutions

As soon as the domain is pointed to a given domain hosting provider and is added to their web hosting servers, you will receive a number of services. The most essential one is that the website files that you host on the web hosting server will now be shown when you write your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to create mail address accounts such as name@my-best-domain.com and use webmail or an e-mail client to administer them. Whether you own a personal or a business web site, being available online and being able to use email box accounts with your domain are the two most important things that you get with a web hosting plan. In case you have a business web portal – it will represent your business before your website visitors or clients. That is why you demand a stable web hosting vendor that will provide a dependable and stable hosting solution.

Trustworthy Web Hosting Services Courtesy of 'MICloudWeb.com'

Extra online services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us include: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the option to create and configure given domain name records from your Hepsia web hosting CP.