e.g. sitename.iwebpage.eu, cost for 1 year
This option includes a third-level domain and hosting your website on our server for one year. In a month before the end of the period we will notify you to extend the service.
What is a domain?
A domain name or domain is the name of a site. You enter it in the address bar of a browser to visit the website.
Here is how an address bar looks like:
Everything that comes after «https://» is a domain. In our example, a domain is iwebsite.eu
How it works
In the early days of the Internet, all website addresses were numerical (IP-address). For example: 126.96.36.199. With the growth of the popularity of this technology and its mass use, there was a need for simplifying website names because it was difficult to remember so many numbers. Over time, the Internet technology was improved and it became possible to match numbers with an understandable to a human name of a site. Specifically, IP-address 188.8.131.52 corresponds to the name of the Google.com website.
Why do we need a domain?
What does a domain name consist of?
Every domain consists of levels. Domain levels are the parts split with dots.
EU is a first-level domain, and is a part of the name which is located to the right of the last dot. When registering a domain name you can’t set your own first-level domain. You must choose it among existing ones.
iwebsite is a second-level domain. This is a part of the name, which is located to the left of the last dot. iwebsite is the second-level domain of the iwebsite.eu name.
bestcars is a third-level domain. This is a part of the name, which is located to the left of the dot that goes before the last one.
We offer this type of domain for our customers with the “Personal domain on our hosting” service. This service allows for cutting the budget of the whole project, however, the name of the website looks too long. That’s why you should think of the purpose you need the website for. For example, if the website address is mentioned on your visit card or you’re going to use content advertising, this option will suit your needs perfectly. If you want to develop your brand and take it to an international level, you should choose the “Domain and hosting” service.
What is hosting?
When we enter the name of a site in a browser, we don’t think of how the text, images and design appear. The page is downloaded because somewhere there is a computer that stores files with the website texts, images, video and scripts. Such a computer is called a server. A server stores files with the website content, and downloads them as soon as users visit the website. The more popular a website is, the more resources it needs.
Hosting is necessary to store website files online 24 hours a day, to manage these files and to edit them.
Summary: Hosting is a place to store files with your website content. А domain is the name of the website.
In order to make the website perform correctly and to make it easier for people to visit it, both domain and hosting are necessary.