Domain Name & Web Hosting Confusion

Domain Name & Web Hosting Confusion

Never had a domain name before?

The most confusing aspect for some new clients is the difference between a domain registration and web hosting. The two are interwoven (you generally don’t have a website unless you have a domain name). Every home needs an address. Your address is the domain name you have registered. The home is your website, residing at the web host of your choice.
Country Tyme Web Hosting sells both services but we do not require clients to use both. Some will register their domain through us and have their web hosting elsewhere. Others will have web hosting with Country Tyme and register their domain(s) elsewhere. The simplest thing is to purchase both services from us.

What is a Domain Registration?

domain namesA domain registration is a “right to use and control” a domain name. It is not related to any content or services associated with that domain. Domain registrations are quite simple. They are valid for a period of one year or more. Domain names usually have contact information associated with them, and may have some DNS (name servers) servers too.
Our domain registration service includes (optional) web hosting services such as forwarding web requests to an existing website and/or forwarding e-mail for the domain to an existing mailbox somewhere else. We also offer a low-cost domain parking service, which includes a placeholder (coming soon page) for your website and one email address.

What is Web Hosting?hosting

Web Hosting is a service. It is the home for your website. Country-Tyme Web Hosting configures the web servers to handle web pages and the email for your domain name. Your email can be retrieved by our Webmail system, or an email client on a home or business computer like Outlook, Thunderbird or Eudora.

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