What Is Domain Name and Hosting Account? Why You Need For Your Blog?
A domain name is a unique name that will be used to identify computer in the world of web. It is like http://www.YourDomainName.com For more simple term a domain name is similar to a employee id of a employee in any organization. The employee will have unique id which will be used to recognize that particular employee, similarly domain name are also unique for each computer those are connected through Internet. My domain name is EarnMoneyOnlineHub.com
Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a limited number of such domains. For example: gov, edu, org, mil, com, net, ca, me, biz, info. Mostly for commercial websites or blog com is used.
This is all about domain name. For a self hosted blog you need a domain name and a hosting account. Below I am explaining about hosting account.
Hosting account is needed to store all your blog content. Your domain name will point to all those content of your blog. Like previous example of domain name with employee, employee id is similar to your domain name. Now that employee has his own house or some place where he stays. Similarly you need a location where you can store all your blog content. Your hosting account will be the place which will contain all your blog contents.
Either you can buy domain name and hsoting account separately or together in one package. Normally one .com domain cost is $10 per year and for hosting account $4.99 per month. Once you bought domain name you don’t have to do anything with your domain name after setting some initial parameter. While blogging you need your hosting account for all operations such as uploading files, modifying blog etc.
In this blogging tutorial I am showing each example with Godaddy.com for domain and Hostgator.com for hosting account. I can help you in all the cases if you buy domain name at Godaddy.com and hosting at Hostgator.com. Because I have experience with these two services. It is your wish. You can select other services for domain name and hosting account. But don’t buy hosting package in Godaddy. Hostgator hosting service is more better than Godaddy.
From my own experience I am saying Hostgator is one of the best hosting service provider. When I started blogging I didn’t know anything about hosting, domain nameserver setting etc. I got help form their support team online and successfully I started blogging.They have different packages. If you are planning to build more than one blog then go for baby package. In this package you can host unlimited number of sites for just $9.99. Buy hosting package from my blog and use “wordpress” as offer code to get first month only for $.99.
So get ready with a domain name from Godaddy.com and hosting account from Hostgator.com. In next lesson you will learn how to set your domain name and hosting account. (You can access to all tutorials from the top menu “Tutorials”)
Stay tuned with me for Complete Blogging Tutorial
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