Do you find lots of web hosting terms a bit puzzling?
So, if you’re new to web hosting industry, you might want to gain knowledge about everything. For instance, what is DNS server? How DNS works? What is web hosting? Most of the time, people don’t get answers of what they’re looking for. After all, there are many confusing terms related to web hosting.
Here is ultimate list of questions and answers which can assist you in better way.
What Is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is a site where websites are saved. It consists of a system, hardware, software, and internet connection to operate.
What Are Types Of Web Hosting?
Types of web hosting are:
- Free Hosting
- Shared Hosting
- Virtual Private Server
- Cloud Hosting
- Dedicated hosting
What Is Free Hosting?
As the name suggests, provider offers hosting services free of charge, but they can place ads on your site. However, free hosting provider doesn’t offer free domain names, you need to purchase it. One of the downside is that they are slow, often goes down, and you get merely any storage space to host.
What Is Domain Name?
Google defines it as part of web address which is specific to each site. Also, Domain name refers to IP address of system where your website hosted. Since domain name tends to be memorable than numbers, it grants easier access to site.
What Is Domain Name Registration?
Basically, it’s a legal procedure which makes sure no one can get your domain name under given time period.
What is DNS?
DNS is an acronym for Domain Name System. When you type domain name, it’s all human readable which system doesn’t recognize. This is where concept of DNS comes in. DNS translates the domain name into respective IP address. For instance, the domain name www.amazon.com might translate to 188.8.131.52.
What Is Cloud Hosting?
Generally, when you use other types of web hosting services, your website runs on a single server. However, cloud hosting is different as it works with multiple servers. Owing to this, cloud hosting comes with lots of benefits such as, minimized downtime, better scalability, and reasonable pricing.
What Is Domains Extension?
Domains extension is the suffix or last part of website’s name which shows the intention of site. Such as, if it’s nonprofit organization, domain extension would be .org.
Example of few domain extensions is .in, .com, .org, and .net.
Make sure you are aware of each term related to web hosting.
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