Web Hosting 101

binary-1188510_960_720Just in case you’re not sure what “Web Hosting” means….

When people or companies  buy their own piece of real estate on the internet, they get a web site address that is called a “domain”.  These domains have an address that does not refer to any other entity but their own.

So instead of having a page that is a subdirectory on someone else’s site like facebook.com/sample, they will have their own domain like www.myownpagename.com.  The content on that site, and the emails that go to that site, are all managed by the web host.  The files that make up the content are provided by the web host’s server.

The web host makes sure that the domains are up to date on their registration so that the entire internet knows which server to look at to find the content.  A webmaster is the person who maintains the content.  Ursinet provides some assistance with content maintenance upon request, but our main focus is to make sure that your email and content is available to people who you wish to utilize it.

Of course you are not limited to only .com domains!  Here is a comprehensive list of the variety of top level domain extensions available to you:

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