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Difference between Domain Names and Web Hosting

Domain names and web hosting are two separate services. They work together to allow people to find and view your website. Without a domain name, people cannot find your website and without a web hosting service people cannot view your website. All websites on the internet need web hosting.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is a unique combination of characters that you type into a browser that directs you to a specific website. (e.g.

Every website on the internet has an IP address. An IP address consists of a long series of numbers.

For example, is an IP address for You can type in your browser to access Google, but that's hard to remember.

To make things easier, domain names work by allowing people to access your website using a memorable name. When you type into your browser, it connects to a domain name server and discovers that translates into the numeric IP address

What is web hosting?

Web hosting companies store your files on a powerful computer called a server and serve those files on the internet. They provide a platform to help you build and manage your website and usually contains instructions on how to point your domain name to the server. The server is managed by the hosting company so you don't have to worry about upgrades or maintenance.

How do domain names and web hosting work?

After securing a domain name and a hosting service, the domain nameservers need to be updated to point to the hosting service.

When you type your domain name in a browser, the domain name is translated into the IP address of your web hosting company's server and the server responds to the request by sending the requested file to the browser. provides you with premium domain names at affordable prices so you can focus on building your business.

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