Simple Beginners Guide to Domain Registration and Website Hosting
What is a domain name?
If you want your business to be online you will need to register a domain name. A domain name is the address where internet users can access your website. In simple terms, if your website was a parking garage, then your domain name would be your personal parking space number. Make sure your domain name is relevant to your brand, and professional. Ideally, you want something memorable and easy to spell or people won’t be able to find you easily. If the domain name of your business is available, register it! This is our simple beginners guide to domain registration and website hosting.
What is hosting?
If you happened to read our recent article on why your business needs a website you will realise that you also need to know your way around website hosting. Every site, however big or small, needs good hosting. It pays to get it right. Let’s take a look at the odds and ends of hosting in our simple beginners guide to domain registration and website Hosting.
To start let’s look at a simple analogy. Websites all need a ‘parking space’. This is the place where the website files are reachable anytime, anywhere. This is what hosting does. It’s a parking space in the internet garage. So, if you want a website you will need to host it somewhere. Take note that you will also have to pay your monthly/annual rent! If you’re not a techie, sign up with us. This is the sensible option.
Our hosting provides you with a fast site that is almost always accessible. We are affordable, even if you take our full maintenance package. Focus on your business and let the techies look after your site keeping it safe, secure, shiny and clean.