Updated: Feb 20
To own a website, domain and web hosting are required first.
A web hosting is a computer where people store their websites such as HTML, documents, images, videos, etc. Web hosting refers to the company that rent out their computer/servers to store websites and provide Internet connectivity so that other users can access to the files on the websites. There are some value-added services and features to expect from your hosting provider such as domain registration, website builder, email hosting and basic hardware (server setup) and software (CMS, server OS, etc) support.
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TYPES OF WEB HOST
Virtual Private Server (VPS)
In shared hosting, one’s web site is placed on the same server as many other sites, ranging from a few to hundreds or thousands. Typically, all domains may share a common pool of server resources, such as RAM and the CPU.
A virtual private server hosting divides a server into virtual servers, where each websites is like hosted on their own dedicated server, but they’re actually sharing a server with a few different other users.The users may have root access to their own virtual space and better secured hosting environment with this type of hosting. Websites that need greater control at the server level, but don’t want to invest in a dedicated server.
DEDICATED SERVER HOSTING
A dedicated server offers the maximum control over the web server where the website is stored on an entire server, it is the only website stored on the server.
Cloud hosting offers unlimited ability to handle high traffic or traffic spikes. Here’s how it works: A team of servers (called a cloud) work together to host a group of websites. This allows multiple computers to work together to handle high traffic levels or spikes for any particular website.
A domain is the address of a website. Before a website can be set up, a domain is needed. To own a domain, need to register the domain with a domain registrar. All domain names are unique. This means there can be only one wealthmover.com in the world. You cannot register a name once it is registered by others (governed by ICANN).
TOP LEVEL DOMAIN(TLDs)
In Domain Name System (DNS), there is a hierarchy of names. Top Level Domains (TLDs) are a set of generic names in the hierarchy – COM, NET, ORG, EDU, INFO, BIZ, CO.UK, etc. These extensions are known as TLDs. The official list of all top-level domains is maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) at the Root Zone Database.
COUNTRY CODE ccTLDs
Examples of country code top-level domain (ccTLD) extensions are (in alphabet order):. .uk .us .uy .uz .va .vc REGULATION ON CCTLDS
For those users who are seeking to register a country-specific domain name option (like “.us” or “.co.uk”), a good portion of the registration process will be dedicated to determining whether or not the customer is a resident of that country and therefore legally permitted to purchase one of its country-specific top level domains (will talk about this later).
DOMAIN AND SUBDOMAIN
Take mail.yahoo.com for example, yahoo.com is the domain, mail.yahoo.com in this case, is the sub domain. A domain must be unique and must be registered with a domain registrar; while for sub domains, users can freely add it on top of the existing domain as long as their web host provide the service.
Make a search on one of the registrars' website (example: GoDaddy). If the selected domain name is not taken, it can be ordered instantly. Pay a registration fees, range $10 – $35 depends on the TLD (usually using PayPal or credit card). Now it is done with the registration process. Next, need to point the domain name to the web hosting (by changing its DNS record). And that's about it.
DOMAIN REGISTRATION GOVERNANCE
Domain registration process are governed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN.
Every domain name has a publicly accessible record that includes the owner’s personal information such as owner name, contact number, mailing address, and domain registration as well as expiry date. It’s called a WhoIs record.
Domain privacy is a service, usually offered by domain registrars, to protect their customers' personal and business information. Domain Privacy replaces your WHOIS info with the info of a forwarding service done by a proxy server.