What is Webhosting?
Web hosting is a place where people store their websites.
The web-hosting or server is much like the space that you rent out to have your business in. It’s merely space itself. It does not include furnishings like shelves for your products, just as the web-hosting account doesn’t include a site for you to sell your products.
Luckily, in the web-hosting world, it’s very easy to furnish the space provided by your host, because you can install many framework applications. We like WordPress.
Without the hosting services, you won’t have a place for your files to reside, so your domain would then become a disconnected phone number in the phone directory, and your site files would have nowhere to stay.
What is a Domain?
According to the dictionary, a domain name is the part of a network address that identifies it as belonging to a particular domain. Simply put, Domain names are used in URLs to identify particular Web pages.
A domain is the name of your website. Before you can run a website, you will need a domain. It is not something physical that you can touch or see; it is merely a string of characters that give your website an identity (yes, a name, like humans and businesses).
For example, in the URL http://www.pcwebopedia.com/index.html, the domain name is pcwebopedia.com.
Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a limited number of such domains. For example:
gov – Government agencies
org – Organisations (nonprofit)
mil – Military
com – commercial business
net – Network organisations
ca – Canada
To have your own domain, you will need to register your domain with a domain registrar. Some examples of domain registrars are godaddy.com, domains.google.com, and domain.com. In some cases, you can register your domain with the actual web host like in the case of Fly Wheel (www.getflywheel.com).