So, you are looking to get started with your Oklahoma business’ online marketing but don’t know where to start? Not sure what’s the difference between the terms web hosting, website and domain name?
Domain names, websites, and web hosting are terms that are linked together to provide an online service. This online service is basically a website that you can actually visit, like Google, or Facebook.
We will take the example of a house to make these terms easy to understand for you. Let’s get started!
1. Domain Names
A domain name is the identity of your website on the Internet. So, it is basically the address of our example house. Just like we give our house’s address to guests so they can come over, every website needs to have a domain name, so it is accessible through a web browser.
A domain name also makes it easier for people to remember your business name. For example, Google as a company registered their domain name as www.google.com. So, just as you choose a name for your business, you need to choose a domain name.
Your domain name and business name don’t have to be the same and can be registered with SPARK Services.
For the example of the house, a website is like the entire interior of the house. It is basically the whole interior design that you see once you enter the domain name on a browser. A website can be a collection of different web pages. So, if the website is the entire interior, web pages are different rooms that you are visiting.
A webpage of a website is created through programming languages such as HTML, Java, PHP, etc. You can get professionals to code and design a website for you. Each website is made of HTML web pages, images, videos and CSS files which organizes the content efficiently.
3. Web Hosting
Web hosting is a service that stores all your website files. The machine on which the data is stored is called as a web server. So, web hosting acts like the house which is built with sturdy walls and roof, so you and your furniture are accumulated and protected at all times. It is like the foundation, and hence web hosting is the actual house, in our example.
A web hosting service provider will rent space to you on their server and will host your website files.
So to conclude, a domain name is an address which your customers can use to visit your website, which is actually stored on the web hosting server.
As these three services are very important for your brand’s online presence, it’s important that you hire professionals to manage these for you.
At SPARK Services, we can manage all the above for your Oklahoma business. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help your business grow its online presence!