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Low-Price Hosting Solutions for Your Domain Names

There are two items you require so as to open an online portal. The first one is a domain name that will show your online portal when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a web hosting plan, which is principally the data storage space on a server where the web page files will be located, plus a few more services that it is offering. The domain name and the web hosting plan are two similar, yet different services, and you require them both to have an operational site.

What is a Domain?

A domain name is the alpha-numeric name that you will pick to be the web address for the web portal: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to 64 characters long and it involves 2 constituents – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). In the aforementioned instance, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can select the Second-Level Domain of the domain to be anything that is open for registration, there is a certain number of Top-Level Domains to choose from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a fixed interval of time between 1 and 10 yrs. They may impose other stipulations when it comes to the registrant.

Domain Name Web Hosting Solutions

As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you need a website hosting account where you have to host it. In this way, when you type it in a web browser, it will show the website files that you host in the account, i.e. it will show your web portal. You can have a domain registered with one company and obtain the hosting service from another, although many web hosting companies provide both solutions and it is more convenient to manage all services from one single web hosting Control Panel GUI. Either way, since the domain registration and the web hosting plan are separate services, you have to point the domain name to the web server where it will be added as hosted. To accomplish that, you have to alter a specific setting, or record, of the domain - the commonly named name server records. Each hosting company has at least 2 name servers - ns1.www.xgen-hosting.com and ns2.www.xgen-hosting.com, for instance. The web hosting Control Panel that you have for your domain name gives you the possibility to change the NS records and point the domain to one hosting company or another.

The Necessity for Stable Web Hosting Services

Once the domain is pointed to a given domain hosting firm and is added to their web hosting servers, you will get several web services. The most important one is that the web site files that you keep on the web server will now be accessible when you write your domain name in a browser. You will also be able to establish emails such as name@my-best-domain.com and utilize webmail or an email client to administer them. Whether you administer a personal or a business site, being available online and being permitted to create e-mail box accounts with your domain name are the two most significant things that you get with a web hosting package. If you have a business online portal – it will represent your business before your web page visitors or customers. For that reason you demand a reliable web host that will offer a dependable and steady website hosting solution.

Stable website hosting Solutions by 'Xgen Hosting'

Other web services that you receive by hosting a domain name with us include: FTP access to upload and download files easily, domain name forwarding, email auto-responders and electronic mailing lists, and the possibility to set up and configure certain domain records from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.