While seemingly interchangeable, Web Hosting and Domain Hosting are two very separate processes that simply work together in Web Development.
Web hosting is the process of hosting a website’s data on a server. Many internet service providers will also offer this service, but in order to host a website, one must first have a website address, also known as a “domain.”
The difference between a Website and a Domain can be easily explained through this simple metaphor. Imagine a website as being a house or even better so, our office for example, and the domain being the physical written address to find the house’s location (2/259A Hampton Street, Hampton.) What is seen when you drive past our office on a Summer’s day may be different to the conceptual address given to you so that you can literally FIND our office.
Domain hosting, as the analogy would follow, is the website’s address (such as www.webtron.com.au) and these website addresses must be purchased separately from website hosting. While some website domains come free (such as accounts for free websites like Facebook or Twitter ) ‘specialised’ domains such as most business websites must be purchased and registered. Depending on the type of domain name purchased (.au or .com, for example) can also have a difference in cost, depending on where the domain is registered.
There are thousands of websites and internet service providers (ISP’s ) that will happily host a website as well as a domain for a small fee.
Here at Webtron, we offer both services for your convenience at a small fee. Let us know how we can help you today!