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Cut-Rate Hosting Plans for Your Top-Level Domain Names

There are two entities you need so as to host a web site. The first one is a domain name that will open your web portal when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a website hosting account, which is primarily the hard disk space on a web hosting server where the web page files will be situated, plus several more services that are included in it. The domain and the web hosting package are 2 related, yet different services, and you require them both so as to have a functioning web site.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain is the alpha-numeric name that you will pick to be the web address for the online portal: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to sixty four characters long and it is made of 2 pieces – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the abovementioned example, my-best-domain is the second-level domain name, and .com is the TLD. While you can choose the SLD of the domain name to be anything that is free to register, there is a fixed number of Top-Level Domains to select from. The top-level domain names can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a particular period of time between 1 and ten yrs. They may contain more stipulations about the registrant.

Domain Web Hosting Solutions

As the domain name is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you demand a web hosting account where you have to accommodate it. Thus, when you type it in a web browser, it will show the content that you have in the account, in other words it will show your web portal. You can have a domain registered with a particular company and obtain the hosting service from another, even though numerous web hosting service providers provide both services and it is more convenient to administer all services from one and the same website hosting CP GUI. Either way, since the domain registration and the hosting package are separate services, you have to point the domain name to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To perform that, you need to modify a certain setting, or record, of the domain name - the commonly named NS records. Each company has at least 2 nameservers - ns1.holt-hosting.com and ns2.holt-hosting.com, for example. The website hosting CP that you use for your domain gives you the opportunity to modify the NS records and point the domain name to one web hosting vendor or another.

The Need of Reliable web hosting Services

As soon as the domain is pointed to a particular domain hosting service provider and is added to their web servers, you will receive several services. The most important one is that the web site files that you have on the hosting server will now be displayed when you type your domain in a browser. You will also be able to set up e-mail addresses such as name@my-best-domain.com and avail of webmail or an e-mail client to administer them. Whether you administer a personal or a corporate website, being accessible online and being permitted to set up e-mailboxes with your domain name are the two most cardinal things that you receive with a web hosting package. If you administer a corporate web portal – it will represent your business before your web site visitors or customers. That is why you need a reliable hosting service provider that will furnish a fast and stable website hosting solution.

Stable website hosting Solutions Courtesy of 'Holt Technology Corporation'

Other online services that you obtain by hosting a domain name with us include: File Transfer Protocol access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain forwarding, email auto-responders and mailing lists, and the ability to create and modify specific domain records from your Hepsia web hosting CP.