Domain & Hosting

What Is A Domain

The internet is essentially a network that spans the entire world. Each internet linked device is identified by an assigned IP address e.g. 66.321.66.4. Since the IP address in its original form is difficult to remember, domain names are additionally attached to an IP address. When you type a domain into your search bar, a request is essentially being made to the corresponding IP address.


Domain names can be bought from web domain and hosting companies. So long as you own the domain, only you will be entitled to use it for your website.

What is domain email hosting

Email hosting allows your email messages and any related files to be stored on a server. Not unlike website hosting, your email also requires space on a server in order to be received and stored. Typically, SMEs opt to have email hosting together with web hosting on the same server since they do not require as much space for each.

 

Should you opt to bundle your email hosting together with web hosting, then they can be purchased together from the same web hosting company. In this case, your email will follow the domain name e.g. if your domain is example.com, then your email could be [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Storage? Storage refers to how much content (including images and files uploaded to your site) you can store on the data servers.
What is Bandwidth? Bandwidth determines how much data your website visitors can view at a certain time.

Hosting speeds are affected by several factors, some are within control of the hosting provider, some are within control of the client’s website: Hosting provider factors:

  • SSD disk usage
  • Network speed
  • CPU, RAM and other server hardware

Website factors:

  • Site configuration and coding
  • Size of webpage, amount of assets used
  • Javascript and CSS compression

There are several types of web hosting services:

  • Shared Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting
  • Collocated Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting
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