Domain names and website hosting are two of the most important aspects of having a website. But what’s the difference between them?
A domain name is your website’s unique address on the internet. It’s what visitors will type into their browser to find your site. Think of it like a street address for a house or business. For example, our domain is kurl.com.au.
Website hosting is the process of storing all website files on a web server and making them available to website visitors. When visitors want to view your website they type your website domain into a browser (or click your domain in search engine results). Their browser will connect to them to the web server and your webpages will appear. So think of hosting as the house or office where everything important is kept.
- You can’t have a website without a domain
- You can’t have a website without hosting
- But you can have a domain without having a website!
kurl web manages hundreds of active website domains for clients. We also help clients secure domains with alternate extensions (eg: net.au, .com, .au) as digital assets of their business and to safeguard their online brand. We can redirect (point) these domains to their business website if they wish.
We also host hundreds of websites. Our web servers are in Australian-located data centres which is super important for both website performance and SEO. (We just don’t believe in offshoring client data). We have a full-time network engineer who maintains our website hosting infrastructure ensuring that all websites run at peak performance, that software and platforms are current with latest releases, and all websites are uber secure.
Make sense? To find out more, contact Maitland’s domain name and website hosting gurus kurl web design Hunter Valley.