What’s the Difference Between Web Hosting and Domain Hosting?
Every website needs both web hosting and a domain. Hosting it’s normal to urge confusion between the 2 since most of the people purchased both from an equivalent provider. So what is the difference well a website hosting service sells domains and registers them to an owner in exchange for a yearly subscription fee differing types of domains have different prices usually from as low as $10 what a website does is direct visitors to a specific website much like the address of a house every domain has a matching IP address that sets its location on the Internet and of course it’s much easier to remember and share a domain name rather than an actual IP address domains are actually categorized into different levels the most common would be top-level generic top-level and second level when you buy a domain from a domain host you gain ownership of that domain for as long as you pay the yearly fee but you can’t build a website without web hosting web hosting is a service that offers space to keep all your files for your website to be able to buy web hosting the provider would require that you simply already own a website and if you do not the online hosting provider can actually sell you one speaking of web hosting there are a few differing types the foremost common would be shared managed and dedicated and counting on the sort of web hosting you purchase you will have different tools at your disposal in shared web hosting variety of internet sites are hosted on an equivalent server this is often the simplest choice for little websites the thing is though if one among the websites during a shared server gets a surge of visits.
And crashes the server all the opposite websites hosted on there’ll be affected too now different to shared web hosting would be dedicated web hosting and that’s when you host each website on its own server since websites aren’t sharing a server they can have much larger bandwidth for higher traffic and finally a managed hosting also gets confusing for some because all types of web hosting can also be managed basically it adds a full suite of tools to install and run WordPress managed files manage email plus you have an entire team with developers always at your disposal now that we’ve covered the difference between the two did you know some people actually recommend that you should have separate hosts for your domain and website for two main reasons number one if a hacker gets access through your domain they can then get access to all of your files they then could lock down the website and transfer the domain to wherever they want which means you would lose everything and number two for instance you buy web hosting and domain hosting on an equivalent day with an equivalent provider one year later your subscription expires and your domain goes into a holding pattern if you didn’t switch hosts before that happened you could lose the domain completely anyways that’s just some food for thought now you know everything when it comes to domain and web hosting if you enjoyed this video then be sure to give it a like and subscribe for more content with that said thanks and we’ll catch you in the next one.