What is web hosting?

Let’s say you have a cool domain name in your head and you want to get it on the Internet. What next?

It is comprised of just two elements! A domain registrar and a web hosting provider.

Domain registrar.

This is the company you bought the domain name from. Many times it’s the same place as the place you host the domain name, but they can also be different. Like when the domain name owner changes the web hosting provider, but wants to continue renewing the domain name where they bought it.

Web hosting provider.

This is the company that serves your website to the world. Web hosting also includes email services for the domain name. Your web hosting provider will provide you with a login to manage all facets and functionality a domain name brings.