All websites require Host and Domain Names so that people can access them. In this article, we will define and introduce host and domain names. We also describe the use of a couple of commonly used Internet domain names.
What is Domain Name?
Domain Name is the URL of your site and people can access your website with domain name. For example, you must type in WPseason.com in your browser’s address bar to see our website, so WPseason.com is WordPress Season domain name.
Domains are made up of two parts. For example, the WordPress domain thread consists of two sections, WPseason and .com. The first part is the domain name and the second part is the domain extension. There are various extensions on the Internet that each have a specific application and somewhat specify the user’s site. For example, domains whose extensions are ir, means that the site belongs to the country of Iran. Or domains whose extensions are tv, it’s customary for the site to belong to television networks (in fact, this is a special extension for the island called Tuvalu!). The com extension, commercially abbreviated, is used for almost all types of sites and is customary.
At the end of this article, we’ve put a variety of extensions and applications.
What is Web Hosting?
What is web hosting and why do we need web hosting for website?
Web Hosting is a space in server which you can keep your data, files, and website codes, and it provides facilities such as database access, sending and receiving emails, executing codes etc. It is part of a server that is always connected to the Internet, and the people have access to it through the domain name. Hosting companies will rent you this space on an annual or monthly, so you can make your website available to all the people around the world.
Web hosting is provided in different volumes and can have different features.
- Space level: for example, 100 MB, 1 GB and more.
- Host type: Windows or Linux
- The country where the hosting server is located
- Bandwidth: The amount of information that can be sent and received in a month
- Supports programming languages: PHP, ASP etc.
In the following tutorials, we’ll tell you what kind of hosting you need to set up a WordPress site and how to connect your domain to the hosts so that users can access your content through the domain.
Attachment: A number of types of domain suffixes and their applications:
Com: stands for commerce. It has the most popularity and it is possible to register it for all real and legal persons.
Net: stands for the network. This domain is more applicable to sites that are active in the field of information networks, Internet companies.
Org: stands for organization. This type of domain is usually used for organs and organizations that often have business (or non-commercial) activities.
Biz: stands for Business. This domain is used more for business and business purposes.
Info: Abbreviation for Information. info Usually used for information and public websites.
Name: This extension has been created for real people. Mostly, the site administrator has used his or her family name in the domain.
Double-letter types of domain suffixes represent national domain names.
Us: abbreviated to United State and is related to the United States, and also it has similarity with the word us.
Ws: abbreviation for Western Samoa, and refers to an island in the South Pacific, but has been given much attention to its similarity to WebSite.
Tv: abbreviation for Tuvalu, and is related to the Tuvalu island between Hawaii and Australia, but due to its similarity to television, it has been considered by television networks.
Cc: abbreviation for Cocos and refers to Cocos Island in the Indian Ocean.
ir: stands for iran. ir and its subsets are unique to Iran.