All You Should Know About a Domain Name and Web Hosting

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All you should know about a domain name or web hosting

If you’re planning to start your business or recently launched any venture, then a website can immensely boost your work. In this digital era, every company has a website as it has become mandatory to maintain your online presence to remain in the competition. Personal websites/ portfolios are highly appreciated by most of the companies and increase your chance of getting hired. They can also be used to provide individual services. Also, you can use a blogging website to post your opinions and articles and can use them to earn from anywhere.

How to Make a Website?

WordPress has made this task of making a website a lot easier than coding and designing it with HTML and CSS. WordPress is the most famous open-source content management system on the internet and around 37% of all the websites are made through WordPress. But before designing a website through WordPress, a domain name and a web hosting is needed.

What is a Domain Name?

A Domain Name is a name that people type in their web browsers to access the websites.

For this website, it is inspaceweb.com

A domain name is unique for your website and it cannot be shared by two different websites.

Why do you need a Domain Name?

Every website or a computer is identified by a unique series of numbers called an IP address. IP addresses are required when two devices need to communicate through the internet. Just like we have street addresses, websites and computers have IP addresses. These IP addresses are used by your computer to connect to the server where the data of the website you are accessing is stored.

An IP address looks like this: 196.27.4.2 or 2001:0:3238:DFE1:63::FEFA

It’s hard to remember IP addresses for each device and here domain names play their part. While computers require IP addresses to locate other computers or websites, we use domain names. The Domain Name Servers take the domain names and translate them into IP addresses that computers need to communicate. So, instead of remembering 172.16.254.1, you can simply remember inspaceweb.com

When someone enters a domain name in their web browser, the browser uses that domain name to find the correct IP address and returns the website associated with it.

This is why you need a domain name for your website.

What is Web Hosting?

Hosting is the computer and network infrastructure that keeps your website available across the internet. It is the place on the internet where all the files of your website live. Signing up for a hosting service is renting a space on the server where you can store all the data on your website. A server is a computer that runs without any interruption so that your website is available all the time for people who wants to see it. Your web host is responsible for keeping that server up and running, protecting it from malicious attacks, and transferring the content of your website from the server to your visitors’ browsers.

Five important things to check while selecting a web host

Disk space: It is the amount of space available on the server to store the content of your website. You need a disk space of few megabytes for portfolio websites and 2-10 gigabytes for business and blogging websites, all depending on your need.

Bandwidth: It controls the amount of traffic in and out of your website. It is the amount of data that is available for visitors at a certain time. The need for more bandwidth increases with the amount of traffic on your website. More visitors- more bandwidth- and vice versa.

Up-time: Up-time is the amount of time a server is up and running. It is measured in percentages. An up-time of 99.9% is considered ideal.

Security: Many types of security features are offered by the hosting providers. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates are among the most essential of them. They help to increase the trust score of your website.

Support: When technical difficulties arise, you’ll need urgent backup support to keep your website running. Good hosting providers will offer all-time support so that you can get your business back online if something goes wrong.

What’s next?

Once you’re done with purchasing a good hosting service and a domain name, you can use the themes and templates provided by WordPress to build your website from scratch.


If you need any assistance for designing a WordPress website or selecting the best hosting service?
You can always contact us at hello@inspaceweb.com.

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