Web Hosting – Domain And Hosting
Web Hosting: To upload a website to the Internet, you need to hire a domain and host. This will allow your website to have a name and “space” on the Internet.
Do not miss the following information if you do not know all these means or what I am talking about or solve the most common questions.
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Register the web domain
The first thing is choosing and registering the web domain (web name).
Conveniently, you have a few basic concepts and clear ideas so that you know what your web design professional does when hiring a domain.
What is a domain?
A domain is a URL made up of the www pattern and a top-level domain such as .com or .es. I will not spend more time on this part and tell you that the top-level domain means the range of countries or topics that the website moves.
There are two types of domain types: thematic or generic domains and the territorial domains.
For thematic or generic
- .com, it is used for any web page with any theme.
- .edu, used by education services.
- .gov, used for government and public entities.
- .es, for services from Spain
- .eu, for countries of the European Union.
- .uk, for UK services.
This domain will depend on the purpose of your website, that is, if you are going to set up an online store, if it is going to be a personal blog, if it is a market aimed at niches, etc.
Domain Name Disputes
My recommendation is that the first thing to do before contracting a website is to verify that the chosen domain is available. This task can be handled by your web designer (he checks what names are available in a second); however, you can enter the domain you have in mind in your web browser (Example: www.icormuebles.es ) and check its status. Are you busy? Maybe opt for the .com? Are you busy too? Check which is your best option.
For example, with Mimedu, I opted for the. Es seemed to be the most appropriate for the field of work in which I move. In addition, the .com was formerly occupied by a Chinese school (what a coincidence…)
How much do I have to pay for my domain name?
You also have to keep in mind that each domain is worth a different price. For example, a .com is more expensive than a .es. Also, it will take more or less if you carry out any operation with it, such as domain transfers.
It would be best if you kept in mind that it cannot be changed once you buy your domain. Of course, after a couple of months, this option is more than unfeasible since all your effort to care for and give relevance to that domain will have been in vain.
Therefore, the domain is a part of your website that you should study and think about very well. Remember that it will be the name that identifies your brand on the Internet and by which everyone will recognize you.
Choose the right hosting.
What is hosting or web hosting?
Hosting is a service to store the web page. It is the second and last step to upload the website to the Internet.
On the Internet, there are many (increasingly) hosting providers. Some are more expensive, others cheaper, some with more functions, others with less… knowing how to choose the right one is a challenge.
For this reason, it is best to look for someone with experience who has worked with several and knows which number 1 is. With number 1, we mean that its value for money is indisputable.
After trying many, I currently work with the best hosting that exists on the Internet. Its price is one of the cheapest, and its quality / technical service is fantastic.
Their telephone attention is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. So if your website had a problem (in almost 3 years that I have been with this provider, I have not had any), they would fix it. This is essential for highly relevant stores or websites.
Web hosting, free or paid?
A few years ago, most domains were hosted on free hosting. This happened mainly because of the high price that had to be paid for a paid one.
At that time, hosting a website with free hosting was more than justified, and many companies opted for this type of service.
Currently, hosting has evolved a lot with the consequent decrease in price. Therefore, it will be necessary to evaluate the disadvantages of each one to know which one to choose:
Disadvantages of free hosting
A very noticeable disadvantage is that our provider will install your advertising on the web. In my opinion, the websites must be clean or control the advertising that appears on them. That the provider’s advertising seems too crappy.
Free hosting providers have added many more restrictions. Traffic limit, upload limit, download… Also, we may not use all the languages we want.
Complicated that its technical support is of quality. Not solving incidents or answering any questions we may have is a significant disadvantage.
And the most important of all, they will not have any responsibility. If your website disappears because they have had a fault and the consequent deletion of data or your website does not work correctly, you will not be able to claim anyone.
Disadvantages of paid hosting
As the name says, we will have to pay.
Choosing the supplier company well is a challenge. We will not pay for hosting that is worse than a free one. That is why you have to look for references, opinions, and try…
The importance of delegating this task to a web designer
After explaining everything involved in hiring a domain and hosting, you will see that choosing the one that best suits your needs and budget can be a somewhat complicated task due to ignorance of it.
Well, choose to do it on your own, but in the not too distant future, you may find yourself with irremediable problems in your new hosting. Maybe you have to go to another company and lose the money invested. Perhaps with this new company, it will happen to you again…