Domain web hosting is a term used to describe what people are looking for, when they decide to use a web hosting company, where you add a domain name. Some people have the misconception that when you want to use a hosting company, you need a company that also supports domain names. In fact if it is paid hosting, the hosting provider has to be able to have the function to add on domains.
When you buy a domain name, you buy it and register it with a domain name registrar company, usually for one year, but you have the option to buy for up to ten years if needed. You have the option to make the Who is private on the domain name, which means that if someone done a search to see who owned the domain name, this would be hidden.
Now you have your domain name you have two options, you can either park your domain name, or turn it in to a website, using web hosting. With parking you have to set the name servers from your domain name registrar, to that off the parking company. Domain parking is a good idea if your domain name gets a lot of direct type in traffic. What this means is, if you have the exact keyword dot com, with a good amount of searches per month, and if a user were to type that in to Google, then it would usually go straight to your parked page. Or alternatively you can set the name servers to a web hosting company.
In the long term it is much better to turn your domain name in to a website, because you have lots of different options for developing your site. Usually with a parked domain name, all you would get is a static page, that is just full of ads, and it does not look user friendly.
Using web hosting you have hundreds of different templates to choose from to design your site, this could be in the WordPress platform, Joomla, design your own template with html and so on. Basically you can design the web site the way you want to, so you are not restricted to how it will look. It is also much better in the long term for your site in terms of search engine optimisation, ranking is made easier with multiple pages on a site, not just one static page like a parked page.
All this is possible because of the features you have within your web hosting account. They offer multiple domain names that you can add to your account, multiple email addresses for the different domain names that you have. Most companies have the Cpanel which helps the novice user get used to working with hosting.
Another great aspect of most domain web hosting companies is they use a program called Fantastico which lets you create your website from scratch, building the database and all the necessary files that are used to put your website live on the internet. And do not forget the twenty four hour live telephone and chat they provide, if you do not find this in a company, I would look elsewhere.
Source by Simon Noble