Domain Name

Difference between Domains Name vs Web Hosting vs Web Site?

December 19th, 2009

There are three basic parts that make up any web site these days:

1. The domain name
2. The web-hosting, or web server
3. The site files themselves (web design)

Domain Name

The domain name is much like an entry in a phone book. Computers communicate by using numbers, called IP addresses, to contact each other, much like you use a phone number to dial a specific person’s phone. If you want people to find your business’s phone number, you want to be listed in a phone book. The phone book tells people looking for your phone number “Company A’s Phone number is xxxx-xxxxxx” just as a domain tells people (i.e. their computers) “domainA.com is hosted on the server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx” Without the domain, you would have to tell your customers “Hey my site is located at 123.456.789.123/~mysite/” instead of “mysite.com” You can see how, without a domain, having a site or hosting is impractical.

Web Hosting

The web hosting or server portion is much like the space that you rent out to have your business in. It’s merely the space itself. It does not include furnishings like shelves for your products, just as the web-hosting account doesn’t include a site for you to sell your products. Luckily, in the web-hosting world, it’s very easy to furnish the space provided by your host, because you can install many framework applications through the Fantastico icon within your cPanel. Without the hosting services, you won’t have a place for your files to reside, so your domain would then become like a disconnected phone number in the phone directory, and your site files would have nowhere to stay.

Web Designing

The site files (web design) are what your visitors and potential customers actually see – your products and services. The site files are the same as any other file you normally use, like a .jpg photograph, or .mp3 music file. Though, website files are also .php files or .html files, which are PHP scripts or html pages respectively. The web host (server) knows how to read these files, which explain how the webpage looks or instruct it to do a series of computations. These computations are things like figuring out what blog article it’s supposed to send back to the viewer, or what forum post it’s supposed to send back.

In summary, you have a site visitor, who goes to your domain name, which translates into your server IP address, then the server sends that user your site files, which their browser represents to them as a typical “web-page.” You can see that, without each of these 3 elements, you won’t really have a “web-site.”

How do I know all my Hosting & Domain Name Bills are Paid?

September 30th, 2009

We send out invoices due for web hosting and domain names 25 days before the expiry date and so you would have ample of time to pay. Once the invoices are paid online or via cheque, they are marked as ‘Paid’ and can be downloaded or printed from our Customer Login.

To see your financial status with SpeedHost.in, simply login to the Client Area and click My Invoices. On this page you will see all open and closed invoice.

How to change NameServers for your Domain Name in godaddy.com

September 12th, 2009

Before showing you how to change the Name Servers, let me first tell you why this is important. Name Server change is needed to point your domain name to a web host. Simple put name servers are server addresses (e.g. ns1.speedhost.in) which are used to tell a domain name which server it should call when someone enters the domain name is the browser.

When you buy domain and hosting from SpeedHost.in you do not need to make any such changes as this is automatically done for you. However if need be, you can make changes from your SpeedHost.in domain control area.

How to Set Nameservers in godaddy.com:

For almost all domain name registrars, this procedure remains the same. Let me show you an example of godaddy.com. However you could do similar if you have bought your domain using name.com, domainsite.com, networksolutions.com etc.

1. Log in to your godaddy.com account.
2. Click on Domain Manager.
3. You would see a new window open with a list of your domain names.
4. Check mark the domain name whose name servers you want to change.
5. Nameservers tab gets activated.

Nameservers button on Godaddy control panel

6. Click on Nameservers button. A window will pop up.

Set Nameservers

7. Set the Nameservers as show above and press OK.

This is it! You have successfully changes the name servers for your domain name. It may take up to 36 hours for the new name servers to propagate all over the net, usually it is done much faster.

How to Choose the Right Domain Name for Your Business

August 28th, 2009

Domain names are the hottest property on the internet. A right domain name can make or break your business, the reason being a domain name is much like your company name which represents who you are and what your company is about. Since most of the top level domains (.tld) are already take, people have to get very creative to get a hold of a right domain name.

This is where creativity joins hands with research. Below I have listed 5 domain name suggestions tools which will not only help you select the best domain name for your but will also let you know if it is available or not.

1. DomainIt.com
2. NameBoy.com
3. DomainTools.com
4. NameTumbler.com
5. DotoMator.com

Once you have selected a domain name, you can click here to regitser your domain name.