- What is Web Hosting?
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. Web hosts are compani
es that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for other servers located in their data center, called colocation.
What are Domains and why register for them?
Computers communicate by using number, called IP addresses, to contact each other, much like you use a phone number to dial a specific person’s phone. Domain names on the Internet are much like entries in the phone book. The phone book tells people looking for a business what the entries are just as a domain tells people (i.e. their computers) that a domain is hosted on the server. Without a domain, you would have to tell your customers that your site is located at a temporary URL such as 123.456.789.123/~mysite instead of using a domain name such as mysite.com, making your site unpro
fessional and impractical.