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Frequently Asked Questions - Domain and Hosting

Domain and Hosting FAQ

After you have developed a website, you would need to purchase a domain and a hosting package, in order for the domain to be visible on the internet.

Without a domain name and a hosting package, no one will be able to find your website at all! Hence a domain and a hosting package goes hand in hand in making your website live on the internet.

What is a domain name?

A domain name helps people on the internet find your website easily. As such, your website requires a unique domain name to distinguish it from similar businesses.

Some examples of domain names are:

  1. websitedesign.co.za
  2. avaraspa.com
  3. harvard.edu
  4. japantimes.co.jp
  5. wikipedia.org
  6. sourceforge.net
  7. wrapd.org.za

For instance, if your business deals with the importing of red apples, you could then register a domain name as, redapplesimports.co.za

Thus, you would then give the website address,
www.redapplesimports.co.za to your client, so that they can visit your website and gain more information about your business.

Here at, Website Design, we offer a range of domains to choose from. Contact us and we will be glad to assist you in choosing a suitable domain name for you.

What is web hosting?

Once you have acquired a domain name, you would need a web hosting platform in order to host the website.

If you only purchased a domain name, your website would not be live on the internet. A hosting package must be attached to the domain name as well.

Hence, without the hosting package, you won't have a place for your website to reside, so your domain would then become like a disconnected phone number in the phone directory, and your website files would have nowhere to stay.

Your hosting package gives you:

  • Disk space for your website to reside
  • Email addresses on the domain, so that you can send emails to your clients using your domain name
  • A monthly allocation of bandwidth to and from your domain

As Linux has proven itself to be the most stable and secure operating systems for web hosting, all our hosting packages run on a Linux platform.

Our hosting packages on offer are more than enough to cater for your websites needs. Contact us and we will assist you in finding the hosting package most suitable for you.

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