Domain & Hosting
Confused by the difference between a domain name vs web hosting?
You need both to create a website – your domain name is your website’s permanent address on the Internet and your web hosting is the engine that powers your website.In this post, we’ll explain the difference in greater detail and give you some tips to get started with both domain names and web hosting.
A domain name is the address of your website on the web and helps visitors find you. Examples of domain names are Google.com, Yahoo.com, Themeisle.com.
Your website is made up of a number of files, folders and data. For visitors to be able to view your website, that information needs to be put on a server (a computer) that visitors can access. That’s where web hosting servers play a part. They store your website files for a small fee and allow visitors access to it.