If you are trying to make a website for your business, or want to start an eCommerce website, you might have heard of these words, Domain and Hosting.
First of all, let’s be clear about something. Domain and hosting are two separate things. Lots of us, make this mistake by thinking that, these might be the same thing. But it is not.
What is Domain?
So, on that note, let’s start with, the Domain. In simple words, it is the name of a website. This name contains two-part. The first one is the unique name, let’s say “Google”. And. number Two is the extension, that is “.COM.” So, the full name is “Google.com.”
Now, extensions can be different in different kinds of websites. Say, if the website is owned by a company, and used for commercial purposes, it will be “.COM”. If it is for an organization, it will be “.ORG”. Or, if it is for a government organization, it will be “ .GOV” and the list goes on.
Although it is not free. You have to buy a domain for companies, that sell domains. Several companies sell domains with your required extension.
What is Web Hosting?
Now, let’s get into the web hosting. Hosting is a storage unit, as simple as it sounds. A website contains various kinds of files, such as the coding file, like HTML, PHP, CSS. Then there are other files, like text, photos, videos, and so on.
And, you have to put these files on a computer. A computer, that has lots of storage capacity for all kinds of files that a website might have, and always connected to the internet. Because, if it is not connected to the internet, you will not be able to see the website.
That special computer set up with lots of storage space is called the hosting. There are lots of companies out there that provide hosting for websites.
Most of the domain sellers sell the hosting also. You can buy a domain from one company, and hosting from another company. But, the maintenance will be much more easier, if you buy both of these from one company.
So, there you go. This is all about domain and web hosting. You can comment below if you have any questions. And, if you like this, please share it with your friends.
We also recommend you to check this “Essential Website Features” article to create a better website.