Welcome bunkers to the 3rd tutorial of our web
development session. Today we will teach you how to connect a domain name
brought from a domain registrar to a hosting account brought from different
website. It is a very simple process, you can do it if you know how to drag and
click the mouse and copy and paste a content.
We are assuming that you have:
A Domain name
A Hosting account
And both are from different website.
Note: If both are from same website, it will be
So, let’s start connecting your domain to your hosting
Let us consider you brought your hosting account from
A2hosting.com. Copy all the nameservers from the hosting account. When you buy
a domain from a website, the nameservers in the domain panel are updated of
that website. But if you want to connect it to different hosting provider then
just update the nameserver of that hosting website to your domain. This will
redirect your request for this domain to the connected server.
Open your domain panel and select name server there.
Copy all the nameservers from hosting panel to domain panel
and you are done. A domain and hosting connection usually take 1-day time to
get connected in early days. But now it’s a fast process and happens within
To check whether you hosting account is connected to your
domain account then just do the following steps:
Open your hosting account and go to cPanel.
Click on the Server Information and view the
shared IP address of the server
Now open Command Prompt (CMD) and type ping
It will show the IP address, time, bytes and TTL
of the given domain
If it shows the IP address of your hosting
account, then its connected. Or else you must wait for a while longer.
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Welcome to our 2nd session on Web development. In this blog we will talk about Web hosting, It’s Types, levels and popular hosting providers
What Is Exactly Web Hosting?
Let us consider you are building a store where you will provide some service. Initially what you will be needed for the store? A Name of the store and a place to build it. The store name is your domain name and the place where you are going to build your store is your server where the store i.e. the website will be hosted.
Everything on this world of web must be hosted. It can’t float around www. Thus there are web servers. A Web Server is a computer where all your files for your website or web page are hosted.
Technical definition: “A Web server is a program that uses HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) to serve the files that form Web pages to users, in response to their requests, which are forwarded by their computers’ HTTP clients.”
Types of Hosting:
Hosting is majorly divided into 2 types: Windows Hosting and Linux Hosting. Both have their individual’s pros and cons. It’s on your requirement which one you have to choose. Well we can make your task simpler by differentiating them.
Need to pay for the license
Costly as it is owned by Microsoft windows
Open source, that is more secure and stable
Runs on propitiatory source code
80% of the world’s servers using linux
Most much popular with hosting industry
Best for CMS like wordpress jhoomla and languages like Python, php and Mysql
Best for languages like ASP, .net, etc
Get lots of FREE & Quality software like, MySql, MongoDB, Ngnix, Apache, Email Servers, the list is truly endless
You need to pay for everything
Both are stable
Both are stable
Good for system Admins, You can enjoy with shell script, Easy to manage
Good for Admins who are comfortable with UI
No Support team but will find solution to any problem online because majority use this.
Microsoft support is there to help you.
Which one should I go with? If you want go with any one open source applications such as PHP/Mysql, then go with Linux. If you prefer any Microsoft apps, then go with Windows.
Levels of Hosting:
There are different types of web hosting services designed to fulfill every need of web hosting, the main types of web hosting services currently available are the following:
Types of web hosting services:
How to Choose Better Hosting Provider:
How good is customer service? : Staff must be available, knowledgeable, and easy to work with
Server uptime & speed: The best providers offer availability rates of 98-99%
Vital security features: Firewalls, daily backups, and user authentication
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We hope this guide helped you understand the second step of web development that is web hosting very well.
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“What is a domain” is the first question arises in every novice
mind when starting web developing. Many of the beginners are often filled with
wrong ideas and definitions for such a simple word domain. In this guide we
will clear all your domain related questions and cover about domain name,
choosing and buying domain and about domain name servers (dns).
What is a Domain Name?
As per Wikipedia: “A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS). Any name registered in the DNS is a domain name.”
Confusing right? Don’t worry we will simplify
everything here for you. A Domain is the name which you give to your website.
It is a unique string which directs to your website. For simpler meaning lets
imagine a website as your office. Then the domain name will be the address of
Internet is a giant network of computers
connected through each other by large network of cables. Each computer who is a
part of worldwide web (WWW) is assigned to an IP address which is a unique long
string used to access it. It will look like
Isn’t it very difficult to remember it? Thus
Domain names were invented. Now when you visit a website you don’t need to remember
a long string of numbers, instead a small unique name and you will be directed
to your desired website.
How Domain Name Works
As Discussed above, Internet is a giant connection of computer connected to each other. Computer which stores a website is called a server. Consider the same example, Imagine Office is your website and its address is your domain, then your office is the server. For someone to reach your office, he/she needs an address. Similarly for a computer to display a website it needs the IP address of the servers. Similarly every domain has aDomain Name System (DNS) which is the phone book of the Internet. It contains all the IPs that the domain is linking. For example if a domain is linking to a hosting provider like go-daddy then its name servers will be
So even ever a browser request for a website its domain first
check in the name servers whether the IP is available, if yes it will return
the IP to the browser and browser access the website.
Choosing a correct Domain Name:
Domain Names are available in many extensions
like .net, .tv, .info, .io but the most popular extension is .com. There are
extensions for particular countries even like .uk for United Kingdom, .de for
Germany and .in for India. But our recommendation is to go with .com as it is
popular and easy to remember. However one must consider all the below
suggestions to seek a professional domain.
Selecting .com extensions are always easy to remember and professional
Keep the domain name as short as possible
Trying selecting keywords for your domain name for seo purpose
Strictly avoid hyphens
Never copy some famous domains with different extensions
How to buy a domain
You can buy domains from many companies.
Companies who register domains for the user are called domain registrars. These
Companies usually charge a minimal of $14.99 for a year. But this also depends
on the extension and domain registrars.
(Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is the official Company
which gives license to all the domain registrars. There is also an official
domain registrar called domain.com which provides domains with the same rate.
You can buy hosting from any hosting provider and link your domain to that
hosting provider through DNS.
We hope this guide cleared all your confusions and helped you understand the first step of web development very well. You can also get ideas of your domains through domain generators.