These are questions we’ve been asked many times by clients over the years, the answers of which I’m sharing here so you can understand how both components work when creating a website.
Here’s a brief explanation of each:
Internet domain registration:
A domain name is the unique address that people use to find your website on the internet, such as yourname.com. Registering a domain name is the process of purchasing and reserving that unique address for your website. For example, “google.com” is a domain name. You can register a domain name through a domain registrar, such as GoDaddy, Namecheap, or Google Domains.
Once you have a domain name, you need a place to store your website files so that people can access them on the internet. Web hosting is the process of renting space on a server to store your website files, making your website accessible to users online. Web hosting companies provide the infrastructure and support for hosting your website files. Some popular web hosting companies include Bluehost, HostGator, and SiteGround.
Why do you need them?
Domain registration is necessary to establish a unique identity and online presence for your website. Having a unique domain name helps people easily find your website and remember your brand.
Web hosting is necessary to store your website files and make them accessible to users on the internet. Without web hosting, your website would not be available online.
In summary, internet domain registration and web hosting are both essential components of creating a website. Registering a domain name provides a unique identity for your website, while web hosting provides the infrastructure to store and make your website accessible to users online.