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Affordable Hosting Packages for Your Domains

There are two entities you require so as to launch a web portal. The first one is a domain name that will exhibit your web portal when you type it in a browser, and the second one is a web hosting package, which is principally the disk storage space on a web hosting server where the web site files will be situated, plus several more services that it is offering. The domain and the web hosting account are 2 associated, yet different solutions, and you demand both of them to have a functioning web portal.

What is a Domain?

A domain is the alpha-numeric name that you will choose to be the web address for the web page: my-best-domain.com, for example. A domain name can be up to sixty four characters long and it contains two pieces – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the abovementioned example, my-best-domain is the SLD, 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 registered yet, there is a set number of TLDs to select from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular interval of time between one and ten yrs. They may include additional preconditions with respect to the registrant.

Domain Name Web Hosting Services

As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you need a web hosting account where you have to host it. In such a way, when you type it in a browser, it will display the site files that you host in the account, i.e. it will display your web portal. You can have a domain name registered with a specific company and receive the hosting service from another, although numerous hosting companies offer both solutions and it is more user-friendly to handle everything from the same web hosting Control Panel tool. Either way, because the domain name registration and the website hosting plan are different services, you have to point the domain to the hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To accomplish that, you need to alter a specific setting, or record, of the domain name - the commonly named NS records. Each hosting provider has at least 2 name servers - ns1.www.ratrodhosting.com and ns2.www.ratrodhosting.com, for example. The web hosting Control Panel that you have for your domain name gives you the possibility to alter the name server records and point the domain to one host or another.

The Need of Trustworthy Website Hosting Solutions

The moment the domain is pointed to a concrete domain hosting provider and is added to their servers, you will receive a number of services. The most important one is that the site files that you keep on the web hosting server will now be displayed when you type your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to establish email mailboxes such as name@my-best-domain.com and use webmail or an email client to handle them. Whether you run a personal or a corporate website, being available online and being permitted to use electronic mails with your domain name are the two most cardinal things that you obtain with a website hosting account. If you administer a business website – it will single out your business before your visitors or customers. This is why you require a reliable hosting company that will supply a fast and steady web hosting solution.

Stable Website Hosting Solutions by 'RatRod Hosting'

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