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How to Connect Your Domain Name and Hosting Account

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:

  1. A Domain name
  2. A Hosting account
  3. And both are from different website.

Note: If both are from same website, it will be connected automatically.

So, let’s start connecting your domain to your hosting account

Step #1:

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.

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Step #2:

Open your domain panel and select name server there.

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Step #3:

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 minutes.

Step #4:

To check whether you hosting account is connected to your domain account then just do the following steps:

  1. Open your hosting account and go to cPanel.
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  • Click on the Server Information and view the shared IP address of the server
  • Now open Command Prompt (CMD) and type ping [Yourwebsite.com]
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  • 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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What Is Hosting? What Should You Know About Hosting.

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.

Technical Definition: “A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web


What is a Server?

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.

CategoryLinux HostingWindows Hosting
LicenseFree LicenseNeed to pay for the license
PriceCheapCostly as it is owned by Microsoft windows
Type
Open source, that is more secure and stable
Runs on propitiatory source code
Popularity
80% of the world’s servers using linux
Most much popular with hosting industry
Best for
Best for CMS like wordpress jhoomla and languages like Python, php and Mysql
Best for languages like ASP, .net, etc
Free Features
Get lots of FREE & Quality software like, MySql, MongoDB, Ngnix, Apache, Email Servers, the list is truly endless
You need to pay for everything
StabilityBoth are stableBoth are stable
Good For
Good for system Admins, You can enjoy with shell script, Easy to manage
Good for Admins who are comfortable with UI
Support
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:

  • Shared hosting
  • Reseller hosting
  • WordPress hosting
  • Cloud hosting
  • VPS hosting
  • Dedicated hosting


How to Choose Better Hosting Provider:

  1. How good is customer service? : Staff must be available, knowledgeable, and easy to work with
  2. Server uptime & speed: The best providers offer availability rates of 98-99%
  3. Vital security features: Firewalls, daily backups, and user authentication


Top Hosting Providers:

Blue Host

Receive over $200 in free marketing offers

  • Easy and intuitive to get started
  • Unlimited bandwidth and storage
  • 24/7 tech support available

HostGator

HostGator

Start with 43%-57% off different hosting plans

  • Free Weebly website builder
  • Thousands of easy-to-install apps
  • 24/7 customer support available

Go Daddy

Go Daddy

Take advantage of $200 in advertising credits

  • Variety of plans for any type of project
  • More than just web hosting
  • 24/7 support via toll-free number

1&1 Hosting

1&1

Start with the unlimited plan and get 50% off

  • Free domain name for 1 year
  • SSL certificate included
  • 24/7 customer support available

Network Solutions

Network Solutions

Join and get guaranteed 99.99% uptime

  • Hosting plans include website builder
  • Automatic malware scanning and removal
  • 24/7 technical support

Hostinger

Hostinger

Join to save up to 61% on premium web hosting

  • Unlimited disk and bandwidth
  • Free templates and builder
  • 24/7 online support available

Just Host

Just Host

Receive $100 in Bing ad credits for site promotion cPanel

  • Dedicated VPS hosting on Windows
  • 100 open-source apps available
  • 24/7/365 support available

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting

Refer a friend and earn a $50 marketing credit

  • Easy for new users
  • 99.9% uptime guaranteed
  • Excellent customer support

Web.com

Web.com

Get over $150 in Google advertising offers

  • Free domain name for 1 year
  • Free site builder includes all features
  • No live customer support option

InMotion

InMotion

Launch your registered domain with free setup

  • Free domain and SSD drives
  • High-quality technical service
  • Award-winning customer support

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 Name And How To Register One

“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 your office.

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

216.3.128.12

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 a Domain 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

ns1.godaddy.com

n2.godaddy.com

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.

  1. Selecting .com extensions are always easy to remember and professional
  2. Keep the domain name as short as possible
  3. Trying selecting keywords for your domain name for seo purpose
  4. Strictly avoid hyphens
  5. 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.

ICANN (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.

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