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Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by chris34, Jan 9, 2010.
What is the different between domain and web hosting? Keep sharing and reading
They generally mean the same thing Chris. Both terms are used to refer to web space for hosting your website. Why do you ask?
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The prior comments is generally correct but specifically: Domain hosting is used to host a domain such this forum, businessadviceforum. This normally will come with services that will allow email administration, etc. Web hosting is typically just some space on a server, you will not have much email features and you address will likely look like this: your name before the . in this forum.
Hope that clarifies things a bit.
In not techy explanation,
domain is your home address in the internet.
while hosting, is a place to host your home address in the internet, all your file necessary to build your virtual home.
The meaning of domain is the registered name for a web site while hosting is the machines on which your site resides. The actual domain is what is your website name.
Domain is your site's address in the internet. IT is the same as your home address. When a person type your site's address on the browser, it will bring them to your site.
Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name
Web hosting is a place where you store your site's contents. Domain and hosting works together to make your site visible in the internet. Web hosting can be paid, can be paid per month or year, or free hosting.
Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_hosting
There are good explanation and pointers from few above but I have to disagree with Fergal. Domain and webhosting are not the same.
As some pointed, Domain is like address it can be post box address or your home address but you are getting the mail whereas web hosting is the place where you website resides. You can have your domain with Yahoo and host your web with different web hosting provider. IN that case, you will just point the nameservers in the domain provider to point to your web hosting provider which is similar to your Postbox.
Some people have both domain and web hosting done with same provider like GOdaddy.com. I have my domains with godaddy and yahoo and have my webhosting at vodahost.com. It gives flexiblity to buy cheaper domains and cheap hosting service.
Hope this helps instead of confusing you.
Thanks for the clarification Vijai. Would Yahoo not be your domain registrar, as opposed to your domain host, in that instance?
Yes thats right. There is no concept of domain host actually. Its domain provider/registrar and web host . I guess question is also talking about them only.
That's a very interesting topic. But this field is still new to me.
It will be grateful if you give me some
more information about it. Thanks in advance.
Let us know what exactly you are looking to know since this topic is very broad. We can take days to cover everything. If you are stuck in anything or trying to setup a website, throw out your questions and we can answer from our knowledge and experience.
A web hosting is a service that provides web server along with its network connecting, configuration, and its maintenance. For web hosting, you just need to upload your site to the server and configure your email via an online account control panel. However, domain does not mean that you can server a website to the world.
A domain registration is a "right to use and control" a domain name. It is _not_ related to any content or services associated with that domain. Domain registrations are quite simple. They are valid for a period of time, they generally have some contact information associated with them, and may have some DNS servers too.
Web-Hosting is a set of services.
That sounds a lot simpler than it is. Web pages can be complex. They are often generated by programs which store and retrieve information from databases. The world of e-mail is not simple either. It can be as simple as forwarding messages to a mailbox at an existing ISP, or it can include multple layers of filtering (virus, content analysis for spam detection, challenge/response) before being stored for later retrieval.
When you register a domain, it gives you sole ownership and rights to the name of your site. No one else in the market has the access to the actual name of that particular domain besides you.
However, just because you have a domain does not mean that you can server a website to the world. To run a website, you will need a domain name, and a configured web server to put up a website.
A web hosting is normally known as a service that provides web server (where you store your files at), along with its network connection, configuration, and its maintainance. You just need to upload your site to the server and configure your email via an online account control panel.
Make it simple, hosting is your house and domain is your address.
Domain means simply the name we are using like google.com, but hosting means uploading the files we are created for websites, all the pages. so when we type name we will get hosted files. The web-hosting or server portion is much like the space that you rent out to have your business in. It's merely the 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.
You register a domain, then gives whole ownership and rights to the name of yours site.No one also in the market has the actual name of that scrupulous domain in addition you.
A web hosting is known as a service that provides web server, the length of its network connection, configuration and its maintenance. Now you want to upload your site to the server and configure your email via an online account control panel.
A real simple explanation...domain name is how people visit your site and hosting is what allows your site to be on the web
These two are almost the same. They both use search engine when doing searches. Domains could be sold to people who are interested. Web hosting is a web server where you can store files. :0