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The difference between web hosting and domain hosting

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It’s not an uncommon for people to think that web hosting is the only hosting they need to start a website, especially for people beginning their journey to learn how the website works. Most people who are new to understanding website and internet could usually be confused with the difference between web hosting and domain hosting. From some experiences, they tend to think the purchase of web hosting automatically come with domain name for their website, which is usually not true.

Counting out the promotions and freebies given by some web hosting providers that offer free domain name with web hosting, the two hosting services are very different in its uses and in two separate prices. Both domain and web hosting are essential services for a website to have to be reachable by visitors. So it is very important to be clear with the two functions of these services

Web hosting service provides a server and its connections and configurations for a website to host all files, videos, pictures and so on with a specified amount of space that a buyer chooses. Upon purchase the client are then provided with an FTP account details (username and password) to access the space and start uploading these files onto the website.

Domain hosting on the other hand provides a domain name for a website. The is also hosted under a server that is pointed to access the server of your web hosting so visitors will be able to reach your site’s content when they type your domain name. There are varieties of domain names available with different extension letters such as .com .org .net and so on. The prices for domain registration differ from the choice of extension and the number of years for use.

For a simple illustration, a web hosting service would be like a shop or space in the real world for people to start their business. So they may put all their products in the right space. But before that, they would need to register a company name so people know who they are and how they can be reached, that would be domain hosting.

Webserver.com.my offers both, web hosting and domain hosting services for better reliability. To find out how your business can improve from a reliable web hosting, read more here.

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