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Domain and Hosting
The main difference between domain and hosting is that domain is the address, which allows a visitor to easily find your website online, while hosting is where the website files are stored. In order to have a functioning website, you need both – a domain and hosting space.
Since both elements work hand-in-hand, it’s crucial to understand the differences between them before creating a website.
This article will explain everything you need to know about domain and hosting, how they work, and what sets them apart from each other.
Types of Domain Extensions and Pricing
Domain extensions or top-level domains (TLDs) refer to the last part of a domain name.
As the name suggests, TLDs claim the highest spot on the internet’s DNS (domain name system) hierarchy. There are hundreds of TLDs available on the web, which are maintained and regularly updated by the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority).
IANA categorizes TLDs into four main categories based on their purpose, and location, including:
Types of Website Hosting and Pricing
Now let us explore what types of hosting there are.
Hostinger offers several hosting plans suitable for anyone who wants to create a website – whether it is a personal blog or an eCommerce site. Here’s a quick overview:
This type of hosting is where multiple websites share the same physical server and have a set amount of storage and resources. Shared hosting is the most affordable option out of all and is perfect for small businesses or personal websites.
A physical server is virtually separated into multiple partitions, giving users a private environment with their dedicated resources. This hosting type works great for websites with medium-to-high traffic
It uses a cluster of different servers to host the website. Whenever one server experiences downtime, another server quickly steps in to keep your site running. Cloud hosting is the ideal solution for sites that need high-availability, such as eCommerce stores.
It provides an optimized environment, performance, and security for hosting WordPress sites. This hosting plan offers WordPress-related features and customization options, so you can easily manage and grow your site.
A web hosting service enables you to create custom email addresses based on your domain name (e.g., email@example.com).