What is the difference between domain and hosting?

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Many times I get clients asking me the difference between domain and hosting. Let me try explaining this in very simple words…

If your website was a house, then domain name would be its address, and hosting would be the land on which this house is built.

All websites need a domain name and hosting. I am sure you will understand this part now with the above explanation. Now let’s get into more details.

What is domain?

A domain name usually has two parts, which are separated by a dot. The first part will be the name of your site (like ours is wisdomworks), and the second is a domain extension, like .com, .co, .in, .org (like ours is .co). Each of these domains is unique. This means that you can’t have another website with the same name, like there can’t be two wisdomworks.co websites.

What is Hosting?

When it comes to hosting, you can try to understand it as the storage location where your website content files (or say, the entire design, with images, text, etc.) are placed. 

When someone accesses your website by entering your domain name (or your web address), the domain name points them to the files in this storage location (or the web server). It’s only then that a person can see your website online.

This should make it very clear to you that you need both a domain name and hosting to create a website.

Where can you get good hosting from?

There are many domain providers like GoDaddy, Hostinger, BlueHost, etc. from whom you can purchase a domain. However, buying it once doesn’t mean you have it forever. It’s like a lease… you can use it for the amount of time you buy it for. You must ensure that you renew your domain name before it expires, else your website will go down.

When it come to hosting, you must take a very informed decision, because it directly impacts the speed f your website. Whenever you are choosing a hosting provider, look out for one that has uptime rating of at least 99.5%. If your host server is slow, it won’t matter what you do to speed up your site, it will still remain sluggish. And nobody likes a slow website.

You can choose to buy hosting from the same domain provider where you buy your domain from. Most of my clients had their sites hosted on GoDaddy for the last couple of years, till we migrated to another server recently, where I have experienced sites that literally fly! 

Make your websites fly!

Now you can choose to host your website with us, like many others have. The advantages of our server are so many that I can’t list them here, I am sure I will miss out something or the other. None of my clients’ websites have come down even for one second after this migration, and we really don’t worry about speed anymore. Here are some other benefits that come with the basic plan: 

  • Dedicated RAM: 1
  • Number of vCPUs: 1
  • SSD storage: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
  • Monthly visits: 20k
  • SSL Certificate
  • Dedicated IP: For security, SEO, and reliability
  • Choice of 8 Data Centres: In the US, UK, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, India, and Singapore
  • Object Cache: Improves performance and lets you handle traffic with ease
  • IPv6: The latest and fastest Internet technology

Our sites are beyond speedy now, and I just don’t want to brag about it anymore. You’ll have to experience it for yourself. If you want to host your website with us, fill this simple form and someone from the team will get in touch with you soon.

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Poorva D'souza
Poorva D'souza

A practising television journalist for a decade, Poorva shifted to online media after realising the growth and potential it had (and without the corruption). She now helps brands have a quality and customer-driven online approach from A to Z.

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