Top 4 Things You Need To Know About Domain Names

By |2018-12-13T03:14:27+00:00December 13th, 2018|Tips, Websites|

Your domain name is the URL of your website or blog. It’s the address of your website—that string of letters and dots that people type into the URL bar at the top of a search engine. Here are the top four things you need to know to make your domain name perfect.

The Address for the Servers

Your domain name and your website name can be completely different. The domain name is the address for the servers, telling them where you are. It needs to be unique and easy to remember for individuals typing it in.

Make It Connect to Your Business

What should your domain name be? Well, it depends. There are many who will make it their business name or their website name. Others will choose their individual name. You need to make sure it connects and makes sense to your customers/readers.

You Can Target Keywords

Your domain name will help you rank in search engines. Think about the types of keywords that your ideal customers will type into the search engine and consider using them for your domain name. Avoid keyword stuffing and just choose the main phrase that you want to rank for.

Keep It Separate from Your Web Host

Registering your domain name with your web host is a quick way of doing things, but you should avoid it. If you need to leave your web host for any reason, you don’t have to worry about moving your domain name either. All you have to do is switch the DNS to point to the new host, which will take a matter of seconds. Also, if your web host gets hacked, your domain names will be safe. You can get back control much sooner and easier.

It’s time to organise your domain name. Follow the above advice and you will be sailing through.

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Confused By Hosting? Here Are 3 Pieces of Information to Help You

By |2018-12-13T03:12:47+00:00December 13th, 2018|Tips, Websites|

Don’t worry if you’re confused by domain hosting. You’re definitely not the only one. Here are three bits of information that you need to know.

Who Is Your Domain Host?

When you buy your domain name, you will need to go through a company who sells them. You can’t just type in an available domain name and instantly take ownership. The company that sells you the domain name will become the host. This is where the files for the domain and the DNS are created and stored.

What Is a Domain Server?

The server is a computer where your domain and all the information connected to it is stored. Your domain host will use a server as the directory, making it very much like a phone book for the internet. The server translates the domain name into an internet protocol (IP) address, making it possible for computers to find your website.

Should Your Host Be Where You Live?

There are hosts for domains around the world. You could find a cheaper one abroad, but you want to consider a domain host in your own country. There will be a better support network and better service within your own country, since you’re closer. However, it’s also a legal benefit. Hosting your site abroad opens your site to the legal requirements within that country. It doesn’t matter where your based, and there have been times individuals have been arrested due to breaking local laws due to domain host.

Consider the implications of your domain host and think about who you will pay for this privilege. This is important to make sure your site is secure and remains online the whole time.

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