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Domain names are much like VIN number of a vehicle, there are no two that are exactly the same.

Domain names are the identity cards of the Internet, representing the face of each website. In basic terms, a domain name is simply the name of your web site. However, behind each domain name is a process that turns a local web address into a word or phrase that anyone can use to access your site from around the world. Domain name is a phrase or even just a word that people input in their browsers to be pointed directly to a specific web site.

Domain names actually originate as the IP address of your website, which is a number that appears in the following syntax – xx.xx.xxx.xx or 77.77.777.77. A domain name is perhaps one of the most important part of any website, because it is ultimately what the visitor will remember when they try to return to the site.

The ideal domain name is short, memorable and contains no dashes and/or numbers.

Domain name registrars are companies that have direct access to the registry of domain names. When you buy a domain name, you are actually purchasing it from a domain name registrar. A very well known domain registrar is SytesHosting, which has registered more domain names than any other company.

Domain name registrars host your domains by default, until the domain is are pointed towards another Name Server. Most domain name registrars sell domains for relatively the same price, with .com, .net and .org domains being sold for about ten dollars, and cheaper domains such as .info domains being sold for about one dollar. Most domain name registrars will offer a considerable discount for domain bundles.

A name server is a web server assigned with the sole task of sending and receiving request pertaining to domain names and IP addresses. The job of the domain name server is to take a number like an IP address and turn it into a readable term that can be typed into a browser’s address bar, or vice versa. Computers read Internet addresses much differently than humans. All computer language is in numbers and not letters. Therefore, in order for information to be transmitted from the nameserver to a user’s computer, the DNS has to transmit information pertaining to the address and meaning of the domain name. The domain name system is a basically the largest database in the world, receiving more requests than any other database.

Shared Web Hosting is one of the most popular hosting packages because it provides an affordable way to get your website online. Shared Web Hosting works by allowing multiple users to share space on a single server maintained by the hosting provider (Hostking). A Shared web Hosting package can include multiple offers or combinations of features as offered by their hosting provider. Shared web Hosting is perfect for blogging, hobbies and small business websites.

When you sign up for a Shared Web Hosting package, your biggest benefit is purchasing web hosting at an affordable price. In addition to various features, our shared web hosting platform is managed which means users don’t have to worry about server management and platform patches. When you purchase a Shared Web Hosting package it also includes an SSL certificate and more!

We’ll migrate all of your sites for free! Our free migration service is included with all Web Hosting plans and makes it easy for anyone to transfer their Websites to Hostking. Let our team of experts do the heavy lifting for you, we’ll have your websites loading faster in no time on our SSD Powered web servers!

Sure. We provide you with a 1-Click Installer called Softaculous you could use to quickly and easily install most well known Content Management Systems to build a website or online store easily.

In general, shared web hosting is perfect for new webmasters that are just getting started with web hosting. If you need a cheap way to get your sites up and running, then shared web hosting may be perfect for you. However, if you plan on operating many websites, or one very busy website, then you may want to consider a more comprehensive hosting plan, such as a VPS or dedicated hosting plan.

Yes we offer 24/7 live chat, email, ticket or telephonic support all year around every day including public holidays.

Subdomains are actually extensions of a website that are primarily used to separate and categorize web site content. The address of the subdomain appears before the main domain name. For example – subdomain.example.com. It does not cost money to add a subdomain to your web site, and many web hosting providers allow the use of unlimited subdomains.

By creating a subdomain you are actually creating a separate web site within your site, which can be used as its own independent directory. When content is uploaded to the subdomain via FTP, a new FTP account should be created for the subdomain to facilitate quicker access to the site’s directories and files.

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