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Affordable Web Hosting Services for Your Top-Level Domains

There are two entities you need so as to run an online portal. The first one is a domain name that will open your site when you type it in a web browser, and the other one is a website hosting package, which is basically the hard disk space on a web server where the site files will be placed, plus several more services that are included in it. The domain and the web hosting package are two interconnected, yet separate services, and you require both of them in order to have a functioning website.

What is a Domain?

A domain name is the alpha-numeric name that you will choose to be the address for the web portal: my-best-domain.com, for instance. A domain name can be up to sixty four characters long and it contains two constituents – a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). In the above illustration, my-best-domain is the Second-Level Domain, and .com is the Top-Level Domain. While you can select the SLD of the domain name to be anything that is available for registration, there is a finite number of Top-Level Domains to choose from. The TLDs can be generic (gTLDs) or country-code (ccTLDs), and can be registered for a fixed interval of time between one and ten yrs. They may entail more requirements concerning the registrant.

Domain Name Hosting Solutions

As the domain is just a name and nothing more than that, you demand a website hosting account where you have to add it. Thus, when you write it in a browser, it will display the files that you have in the account, i.e. it will exhibit your web portal. You can have a domain registered with a particular company and receive the hosting service from another, even though lots of providers offer both solutions and it is more convenient to manage all services from one and the same website hosting Control Panel interface. Either way, because the domain registration and the website hosting package are different services, you have to point the domain name to the web hosting server where it will be added as hosted. To do that, you have to alter a specific setting, or record, of the domain name - the commonly named NS records. Each web hosting supplier has at least two nameservers - ns1.ackenhost.com and ns2.ackenhost.com, for instance. The web hosting Control Panel that you use for your domain gives you the possibility to modify the NS records and point the domain to one web hosting corporation or another.

The Need of Reliable website hosting Solutions

As soon as the domain name is pointed to a certain domain hosting provider and is added to their web hosting servers, you will get a number of web services. The most essential one is that the website files that you host on the server will now be displayed when you write your domain name in a web browser. You will also be able to create mail addresses such as name@my-best-domain.com and make use of webmail or a mail client to manage them. Whether you run a personal or a corporate site, being online and being allowed to use mailbox accounts with your domain name are the two most essential things that come with a web hosting account. In case you have a business website – it will represent your business before your visitors or customers. That's why you need a dependable hosting corporation that will offer a reliable and steady web hosting service.

Reliable web hosting Services by 'Acken Host'

Extra web services that you obtain by hosting a domain name with us are: FTP access to upload and download files effortlessly, domain forwarding, e-mail auto-responders and mailing lists, and the option to create and edit specific domain name records from your Hepsia website hosting CP.


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