To build a fully functional website for your online business, you need to secure a domain name and have a web hosting account, these two make sure that your website is fully accessible to your audience in the wide web world ( www.com ). Without any of those, people cannot gain access to your website.
Basically in the computer networking, computer don’t go by names like human do, they go by numbers because that’s how computer and other similar device talk and identify with each other over the network, computer networking use numbers such as IP address. Human on the other hand are using names instead of numbers, So in order to break the communication gap between the computer and human, and to make the communication a lot easier, networking engineer developed Domain Name System ( DNS ). DNS was make to resolve name to numbers which is domain name to IP address that is in numbers. So whenever you type in a website address using name, DNS will resolve this name to a number because the only thing a computer knows are numbers, for example if you want to go to a certain website, you first open up web browser and type in the domain name of that website instead of typing the numbers especially there are millions of websites in the internet, we can just type in the domain name instead and DNS will than convert the name to IP address for us. Is like when you type in a domain name through your browser, the DNS server will search through the database and find the marching IP address for that domain name, and when it find it, it will then resolve that IP address to that domain name. Once that is done then your computer will be able to communicate with the server of that domain website and retrieve that web page. In short, DNS work like a phone book, When you want to find the phone number, you don’t look up the number first, you look up for the name first, then it will give the number. So these are just examples, there are a lot more.
While domain and website are closely connected but they are two different things. Do not be confused. A domain is the name of the website, e.g. – think of a company and a shop – ( domain is the company and the website is the shop ). And a domain name is simply just an address for people to get to the correct website in the internet.
Remember, your email address is for people to send mail directly to you, So does domain name, your website will be reachable for people to get to the correct website.
Give it a thought when selecting a domain name, and you are not allowed to change. You got to pay for a different domain name.
Make sure you stick to .com to your domain name / .com is the most commonly used, the rest like .shop, .net and etc.. won’t be necessary. Any keywords that describe your product or own brand name work well. You want the name easy to remember, avoid using hyphens or marks, e.g – my%-shop=.com
Give it a thought when selecting your domain name, when you like it than just register it before someone else took it. You are not allowed to change your domain name after purchased. But you can purchase another new domain name anytime.
Web hosting is to provide the best technology for your website to be able to view on a computer or other similar device such as tablet, mobile, etc. Their job is to make sure your website is accessible to anywhere in the internet Wide Web World ( www.com )
Their computer stores and managed files for networking. The computer which is the server, provides the best technology for your website to be view on a computer or other similar device. A Websites is all the files and data you have put in. e.g – your files, content, photos, images, etc. The software technology will support all you need for your website.
A computer ( server ) in a data center can contain one or more websites, the operating system settings are different if you have shared hosting, dedicated hosting and VPS hosting. All data collected in a folder on a computer is make ready by the server to be connect to the internet. The computer is the server that serves up files when people come to visit. When users want to view a website, all they do is type in the web address into their browser, their computer then connect to the server and web pages ( files ) are delivered through the browser. This date center are protected with several layers of security to prevent unauthorized access to their server and your data. They provide data serving, storage and connectivity to your website.
Web hosting allows website to serve resources on the internet. These companies use computer server in data center to manage and stores up files for networking purposes and sell space on these server. The operating system settings are different for shared hosting, dedicated hosting and VPS hosting.
Website is just the files and data you have put in to your web page, e.g content, photos, images and etc. All these data are collected into a folder in the computer, These server in a data center can contain one or more websites and the data center are protected with security system to prevent unauthorized access to their server and your data. They provide data serving, storage and safety connectivity to your website.
The computer is the server that serves up files when people come to visit. The point is that when users want to view a website, all they do is to type in the website address into their browser and their computer then connect to website they searching for.