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Modestly Priced Web Hosting Services for Your TLDs

There are two entities you require so as to host an online portal. The first one is a domain name that will open your website when you type it in a browser, and the second one is a web hosting plan, which is inherently the hard disk storage space on a hosting server where the web site files will be located, plus a few more features that are included in it. The domain name and the web hosting plan are 2 connected, yet separate solutions, and you require both of them to have a running site.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain is the alpha-numeric combination that you will pick to be the address for the website: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain can be up to sixty four characters long and it consists of two parts – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the above example, my-best-domain is the SLD, and .com is the TLD. While you can select the second-level domain name of the domain name to be anything that is available for registration, there is a certain number of top-level domain names to select from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a certain interval of time between one and ten years. They may contain other preconditions about the registrant.

Domain Name Hosting Services

As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you require a hosting account where you have to host it. Thus, when you write it in a browser, it will exhibit the web content that you host in the account, in other words it will show your web page. You can have a domain name registered with a specific provider and receive the hosting service from another, even though many web hosting vendors provide both services and it is more convenient to handle everything from the same hosting Control Panel interface. Either way, since the domain name registration and the hosting package are different services, you have to point the domain name to the hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To do that, you have to alter a given setting, or record, of the domain - the so-called name server records. Each web hosting provider has at least two name servers - ns1.tierrahost.com and ns2.tierrahost.com, for example. The website hosting Control Panel that you have for your domain name gives you the opportunity to modify the nameservers and point the domain name to one hosting firm or another.

The Necessity for Reliable Hosting Solutions

The moment the domain name is pointed to a certain domain hosting supplier and is added to their web servers, you will obtain different services. The most vital one is that the site files that you have on the web server will now be accessible when you write your domain in a browser. You will also be able to establish electronic mail accounts such as name@my-best-domain.com and make use of webmail or a mail user agent to handle them. Whether you host a personal or a business website, being online and being allowed to use mailboxes with your domain name are the two most fundamental options that you obtain with a web hosting account. In case you own a business web page – it will single out your business before your website visitors or clients. For this reason you need a reliable web hosting vendor that will provide a dependable and steady web hosting solution.

Reliable Web Hosting Services Courtesy of 'Tierra Hosting'

Additional web services that you get by hosting a domain with us include: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files easily, domain forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and mailing lists, and the option to set up and modify certain domain name records from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.