What is web hosting?

Three legs of a website: All the pages
0. Overview of the three legs 1. How to register your domain name 2. What is dns 3. How to get web hosting

Overview: The three legs that hold up your website

There are three things that make a website work on the internet. I call them the “three legs of a website”: If your website is missing even one of these legs, it can't stand up: It can't be seen at all on the web.

Some services give you all three of these (like Net4India or HostGator). Some give you one or two. Examples: Register4Less.com (a registrar) gives registration and dns; TibetBridges.com (a web host) does dns and web hosting; Tonic.to (a registrar) does registration only.

Keep records of your domain registration, dns, and hosting, including passwords

It is not the job of the technical person to keep these records. These records belong to the owner of the website.

Q. But why should the owner, or office bookkeeper, or admin, keep the records and passwords? We don't know about these technical things.

A. Your registration, dns, and web hosting are not technical things: They are "business" things.

Three legs of a website: All the pages
0. Overview of the three legs 1. How to register your domain name 2. What is dns 3. How to get web hosting

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