What Is Domain Name & Hosting | The Differences Between Domain Name And Hosting

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Detailed Information Of Domain And Hosting
Detailed Information Of Domain And Hosting

At present domain and hosting are most heard words. Many people already involved in domain hosting business. But guys what is domain name ? And what is hosting yar ? 

Here you come, hei guys welcome back to Experience Hunter. Today in this article i am going to discuss about domain name and hosting in details. Let’s check this guys –

What is Domain Name ? 

Let’s start with an example. You are reading my blog right now and the URL of my blog is  – https://anupdebnath.info .. Yes This is the address of my blog. Do you know ? It could be  in number too. Why in number? Because every website has its own IP address. So if you go for that – 656.120.129.355 then it will be hard for you to remember which site you are looking for. Because you can’t keep all of these numbers in your head. To remove this problem we use a unique name for our blog/websites. This name is called domain name. Domain name is very much important to identify and to create access to a certain website or blog. 

Hmm? It seems it doesn’t make sense to you.  ( :p ) . Okay here i am giving you some definitions of Domain – 

According To Wikipedia – 

A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are used in various networking contexts and for application-specific naming and addressing purposes.

According to Techopedia   

A domain, in the context of networking, refers to any group of users, workstations, devices, printers, computers and database servers that share different types of data via network resources.

According to Webopedia 

Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses. For example, the domain name microsoft.com represents about a dozen IP addresses. Domain names are used in URLs to identify particular Web pages

Okay it is enough to understand the definition of domain name. 

Detailed Information Of Domain And Hosting
Detailed Information Of Domain And Hosting

Types & Explanation Of Domain Extension –

There are many types of domain extension. Such as .com / .net / .info / .org etc. These are listed as TLD ( Top Level Domain ). Maximum people love to have .com domain extension. That is why 52% website/blog has .com domain extension. Today i am going to describe their uses one by one. Let’s check below – 

For General Reasons / Business Purposes – use .com extension.

For Information Site / Blog – use .info extension ( Like Me 🙂 .

For Organization – use .org extension.

For Networking Sites – use .net extension.

For Governmental Issue – use .gov extension. 

Besides these there are other domain extension. Again, each country also has some local domain extension too. Such as 

United States local domain extension – .us . If you are thinking to get traffic and to serve in your own country then you can take country wise domain extension.

Price Range of Domain Name :    

Yoo,  if you are going to open a blog or website you need to purchase a domain name with a suitable extension. Every extension has a certain price. For your better understand i put a picture below. 

Detailed Information Of Domain And Hosting
Detailed Information Of Domain And Hosting

What did you see? Price is vary because of domain extension.  Now think of your desired web address name and select an extension. That’s all. Now you have a web address. Hu.

Wait here for a second. You have a website now. But it will not work. You can’t make it live for other people. Because you didn’t add any hosting with it. Oh my god. What is hosting? Hahaha you may wonder to read this if you don’t know anything about domain hosting. Again there are many people who think domain and hosting are same.

Okay, Let me describe this. Check these popular definitions of Hosting – 

According to Techopedia  – 

Hosting, in its most generic sense, is a service through which storage and computing resources are provided to an individual or organization for the accommodation and maintenance of one or more websites and related services. While hosting doesn’t need to be IP-based, the vast majority of instances are web-based services that allow a website or web service to be globally accessible from the Internet.

According to Wikipedia – 

A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. 

Hosting and web hosting both are same. Hosting is a way that allows to make spaces on the internet for your blog / website. If you connect your web address ( domain name ) with hosting then people can access your website. Things you put on your website / blog will be visible to other people. Without hosting you can’t do that. So not only domain name but also hosting is important. 

There are many types of hosting. These are listed below –

  • Shared hosting
  • V P S ( Virtual private server )
  • Dedicated server 
  • Cloud hosting 
  • Reseller Hosting
  • Premium Hosting 
  • WordPress Hosting

So here you see some types of hosting. Now you need to purchase a hosting service for your site. But which service will you grab for your blog or website ? Check the picture below – 

Detailed Information Of Domain And Hosting
Detailed Information Of Domain And Hosting
Detailed Information Of Domain And Hosting

Here you see different categories. Each of these categories has different services.  Each of these services has different price too. Before buying hosting service you need to check something about bandwidth. Suppose your blog has lots of traffic and you have bandwidth approximately 10/15 gb. If your bandwidth limit is over you will see something like this picture –

Detailed Information Of Domain And Hosting
Detailed Information Of Domain And Hosting

 So what you have to do ? Please be sure about how much traffic you are planning to have per month for your blog. Then go for it.  Select and buy hosting package as your plan. No matter what service you pick, you need to pay for your selected hosting service only. 

After purchasing hosting all you have to do is to connect your web address with your hosting. And after doing that your blog / website will be accessible for all. Keep a stylish theme and arrange everything on your blog / website in such a way so that people can easily find anything they are looking for. 

Time to close this article. I hope everything is clear now. 

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