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Low-Price Hosting Services for Your Top-Level Domain Names

There are 2 entities you require in order to run a site. The first one is a domain name that will open your web page when you write it in a browser, and the second one is a web hosting package, which is primarily the disk storage space on a web server where the website files will be placed, plus a few more services that come with it. The domain and the web hosting plan are 2 related, yet separate solutions, and you need them both to have a running web page.

What is a Domain?

A domain is the alpha-numeric name that you will select to be the address for the web portal: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain can be up to sixty four characters long and it is composed of 2 entities – a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the above example, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the TLD. While you can choose the SLD of the domain name to be anything that has not been taken yet, there is a certain number of TLDs to choose from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular span of time between one and 10 years. They may have other prerequisites when it comes to the registrant.

Domain Name Web Hosting Services

As the domain is just a name 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 show the website files that you host in the account, i.e. it will open your web portal. You can have a domain registered with a particular registrar and obtain the hosting service from another, although lots of hosting vendors offer both services and it is more convenient to manage everything from one web hosting Control Panel user interface. Either way, since the domain registration and the web hosting account are separate services, you have to point the domain to the server where it will be added as hosted. To achieve that, you have to change a specific setting, or record, of the domain name - the commonly named name servers. Each host has at least two nameservers - ns1.americanpatriothosting.com and ns2.americanpatriothosting.com, for example. The hosting CP that you use for your domain gives you the possibility to alter the name server records and point the domain name to one hosting distributor or another.

The Demand for Dependable Web Hosting Services

Once the domain name is pointed to a given domain hosting service provider and is added to their servers, you will obtain several web services. The most vital one is that the web site files that you keep on the hosting server will now be exhibited when you write your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to establish email addresses such as name@my-best-domain.com and avail of webmail or a mail client to handle them. Whether you own a personal or a business site, being available online and being enabled to set up mail accounts with your domain are the two most important things that you obtain with a hosting plan. In case you have a corporate online portal – it will represent your business before your web page visitors or customers. For that reason you need a stable hosting vendor that will offer a reliable and steady web hosting solution.

Reliable Web Hosting Solutions by 'American Patriot Hosting'

Other online services that you obtain by hosting a domain with us are: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain name forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the option to set up and edit given domain records from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.