Domain Name Hosting (DNS)

is a service that allows you to register the domain name for your website. A domain name is essentially the name of your website that users will type into their browser to access your site. For example, “” is a domain name.

The registration process involves choosing a domain name, checking it’s available. Each domain name must be unique, and if the one you want is already taken, you’ll need to choose a different one. Once you’ve found an available domain name, you’ll pay a registration fee to the domain host to secure the name for a specified period, typically one year.

During this registration period, you have the exclusive right to use the domain name. After that, you’ll need to renew the registration, usually for a fee, to keep using it. If you don’t renew, someone else can register and use your domain name. Do not lose access to this account.

Domain hosting can also includes services related to managing your DNS (Domain Name System) records. These records tell the internet where to find your website and email service, among other things, when someone types in your domain name.

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The differences between domain hosting and website hosting

Lie mainly in the functions they perform. While they are both integral parts of establishing an online presence, they cater to different aspects of that process.

Domain Hosting:

Domain hosting, (sometimes also referred to as domain registration), is all about the website’s name, i.e., the URL or the domain name that people type into their web browser to visit your site. When you register a domain name (like, you are essentially reserving that particular internet address and making sure no one else can use it.

This service often includes management of DNS (Domain Name System) records, which help direct internet traffic to the correct locations. For example, they point to the server where your website is hosted when someone types in your domain name. Domain hosting does not deal with the actual content of the website, such as webpages, images, text, databases, etc.

Website Hosting:

Website hosting, on the other hand, involves storing and maintaining the files and data that comprise your website. A website host is a type of service provider that rents out space on its servers where your website’s files are stored and served to visitors when they access your site. This is where you host your WordPress or Drupal website. They also provide a variety of services including site backups, security measures, email services, and more.

In a nutshell, if you think of your website as a physical store, your domain is like the address people use to find your store. Website hosting is the physical space where your store is located, including the building, shelves, and products.

It’s worth noting that these are separate services, and moving your website hosting doesn’t necessarily mean moving your domain hosting, and vice versa.

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