DOMAIN AND HOSTING SERVICES
Understanding What A Domain Is
A website domain is a term that refers to your ‘domain name’ which is the name of your website. To be precise, it is the simplified form of an IP address that you type into a browser to get your intended searched website. Although, having a domain is important to having a website, it still doesn’t guarantee that you have a website already. This is where HOSTING comes in place. Another easy explanation is: A domain name is the address that a person type into a web browser address bar to find your website
Every website always have an IP address, which is a set of unique numbers that connect computers to web servers. But IP addresses are difficult for people to memorize; that’s where domains come in. A domain name is connected to a website’s IP address so people can now easily and search for a website by its domain name and find the website they are looking for.
Types Of Domain
Generic Top-Level Domains
gTLD refers to the best known and most broadly used TLDS. Generic top-level domains are worldwide extensions that are used and recognized around the world consisting of; .com, .net, .biz, .org, .info with the most popular being “.com” with over 54% global websites using .com top-level domain.
Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLD)
A country code top-level domain is an Internet top-level domain mainly used or restricted for a geographical region, or a country. These two-letter TLDs are reserved to specific geographical location. They consist of: .de (Germany), .cn (China), .ru (Russia), .uk (United Kingdom), .br (Brazil), .nl (Netherlands),
Sponsored Top-Level Domain
sTLD is a domain reserved for a specialized organization which is usually the sponsor, or it is a specialized top-level domain that has a sponsor representing a specific group, body, or a community served by the domain. examples of sTLD are; .edu, .jobs, .int, .gov .cat, .coop, .net, .tv, .biz
Internationalized Country Code Top-Level Domain
IDN ccTLD is an collection of the internationalized domain name system to top-level Internet domains assigned to countries, and is not relying, or is independent of geographic regions. IDN ccTLD are domains that use their native country’s non-Latin script. examples are;.ac, ad, .ae
Web hosting refers to a service that allows businesses and individuals to upload and run a website or web page to the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, refers to a a business or organization that provides the services needed for the website or webpage to be accessed in the Internet. Websites are usually stored , saved, or hosted, in special computers called servers.
Some hosting companies demand that you purchase domains from them to access their hosting services, while others require for you to own your domain in order to host with them. If you do not have a domain, that is where I come in place. I can help businesses and individuals purchase domains, and also get them the services of a hosting company whether or not you purchased a domain from them.
Types Of Web Hosting
Shared hosting, which can also be called virtual hosting, is the process of hosting your website on a single server which also hosts other sites. It is a web hosting service where many websites operate on one web server connected to the Internet. When using shared hosting, the website will share a physical server with several other websites.
VPS hosting is a type of hosting specialized for individuals who have outgrown shared hosting. While multiple sites operate on a single web server with shared hosting, and possess no guarantee of resources, VPS allows fewer users to share provided segments of processor power, space, and memory.
Dedicated hosting refers to a hosting option in which a physical server or group of servers is dedicated to an individual, or a single business customer. The customer will have complete control over the server machine, so that they can optimize it for their desired requirements, especially security and performance.
Cloud hosting is a hosting servive that makes websites and applications accessible using cloud resources. Unlike previous hosting methods, solutions are not deployed on a particular server. Instead, a network of connected virtual and physical cloud servers hosts the website or application , ensuring better usability and performance.