Domain & hosting
All online retailers must have a domain and a hosting. This is a requirement to at all to get online. Here are some great tips on buying domain and hosting, and a little about what you should do.
When you are going to register a domain it is important to choose a domain registrar that has good prices, while still are serious enough that the domain name you purchase is in safe hands. Many domain registrars are utterly frivolous, and as a result, customers can lose valuable domains that they have bought and paid for.
We would also recommend that you choose a domain registrar that also offer web space. Then you can easily get your page on the web. It is possible to use one company for domain registration, and another for hosting (web space), but it often offers to problems and many technical challenges.
Make it easy and safe: buy domain and hosting with the same company. There are many to chose from, but here are the best:
- Bluehost (USA) Going to be one of the best hosting providers services in the world, with the hosting of top quality. You can also register domains and they have many scripts for websites, leaving you with a few clicks, you can set up an online store, blog, or whatever you want. Unlimited domains and shared hosting.
Below is some additional information for those who are completely new to buying domains and hosting.
What is a web host
Hosting is where you save files to your online store or website. Also called " hosting " in English.
Web hosting is not something you buy, but something you rent. There you rent server space is, ie a disk space on a server (a computer) that is connected to the internet all the time. This makes it possible for anyone on the Internet to visit your online store anytime.
Choice of web hosting is critical, since many hosting keeps a poor standard and are unable to view web pages quickly enough if the number of queries (the number of visitors to the website) reaches a certain number. Therefore, you should always choose a web host that keeps a certain standard. See our recommendations above.
What is a domain?
A domain is a name used for addressing on the Internet, such as norge.no or finn.no.
Domain created to make it easier to identify and remember specific sites. Computers and the internet itself is doing perfectly well without these domain names, when computers only use IP addresses when they communicate among themselves which domains referred to. In stedete for you to enter the IP address 188.8.131.52 you can write wikipedia.org, which is the domain the IP address applies.
ICANN manages the domain name on the internet, and then there are many sub-organizations around the world who manages other TLDs than .com domains. When purchasing domains you need not relate to these organizations directly, as you will need to purchase domains through a domain registrar such as the ones mentioned above (most hosting services are also functioning as domain registars).
The advantage of the services above is that you can register the domain and get hosting both from the same operator, which is a huge benefit. Said services make it easy to get started and have everything you need to set up your own online store on your own domain. Cheaper, safer and easier than this is not it.