Welcome to my third part of the series tutorial of “How to learn Web Development”. Reading the article topic and title you might have already been understood that in this part I’m going to show and discuss about how to buy domain and hosting before developing a website.
First of all let me clear to all of you that domain and hosting is the core and inseparable part of a website. So before learning web development, you must learn about domain and hosting and how to buy domain and hosting. Let’s take a look what is a domain and hosting.
Domain: A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS). Any name registered in the DNS is a domain name. Domain names can also be thought of as a location where certain information or activities can be found.
Domain names are used in various networking contexts and application-specific naming and addressing purposes. In general, a domain name represents an Internet Protocol (IP) resource, such as a personal computer used to access the Internet, a server computer hosting a web site, or the web site itself or any other service communicated via the Internet. In 2014, the number of active domains reached 271 million. (Source: Wikipedia)
Hosting: A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for other servers located in their data center, called colocation, also known as Housing in Latin America or France. (Source: Wikipedia)
So, these are a short definition about domain and hosting and I hope you’ve understood that it’s not possible to run a website or a program on the internet or intranet without domain and hosting. And it’s a point to be noted that you can not purchase a domain and hosting service forever. You are only allowed to get domain and hosting, specially the domain for a lease. But you can buy the copyright of a domain name as long as you want. Now let’s see how to buy domain and hosting instantly.
Different people has different opinion about buying domain and hosting. Someone suggests some over rated and popular domain and hosting service provider company like Godaddy, Hostgator, bluehost and somany others. I also prefer such kind of prominent company to buy domain and hosting. But for some support and service reason sometime I suggest others to buy domain and hosting from a well known and trusted local company who are providing their level support to the customers. In my case, I always suggest NR Hosting to buy domain and hosting because of their great customer support and boundless services. Let’s see how to buy domain and hosting from NR Hosting in five minutes.
Step-1: First type www.nrhosting.com on the address bar of your web browser to visit the official website of NR Hosting. And take a quick look over all the package and plan of their services and decide which package is suitable and reasonable for you. One thing I’ve forget to mention that NR Hosting provides Cloud Hosting Services which is very rare. You may have a question that what is the benefit of Cloud Hosting? Well, it’s more flexible and secured than normal shared hosting. I will describe more about the comparison between normal hosting and Cloud Hosting later, if I get enough chance.
Step-2: From the main navigation menu of the website click on the “Domain” page as like the image bellow. Then it will redirect you to the domain checker page.
Step-3: You will find a search box on just center area of the domain page. In this search box, simply type the domain name you are looking for. Then click on the search button.
If your domain is available for registration a congratulations message will be shown up in green color. There will be also pop-up some new options bellow the search box. Click on the “Add to Cart” button from the right corner of the new appeared options list.
If you want to buy hosting or any other services as well, just click on the “View Cart” options from the top header menu. Or if you want to buy just a domain, click on the “Go to checkout” button from the appeared option list bellow the domain search bar. In my case I’m going View Cart page to continue my shopping.
Step-4: On the cart page, you will see your order summary and find a options called “Continue Shopping”. Click on this option and it will redirect you to the product selection page.
From the product selection page select your preferred hosting package and plan by clicking on the “Cloud Hosting” option.
Step-5: Now select your package and click on the “Order Now” button from the bottom of package description.
Step-6: Then it will redirect you a specified product selection page that you have already selected.
Now select the product again one by one and click on the “Go to checkout” option to complete your shopping.
Select some free maintenance and management services from the service provider if you want.
Step-7: You will need to full fill some required field with all your personal information and login id password. if you are not registered member of the service provider website.
Just simply enter your information and select the payment method to confirm your order.
Once every step done completely you will receive a confirmation email from the service provider with your account login information. Congratulations you have successfully purchased your new domain and hosting.
Note that you will get a domain verification link to verify that you are the real owner of this domain within next few minutes. You must have to verify your ownership of the domain by visiting to the verification link. If you miss it, you can not be able to use your domain or the domain will not be active at all.
So, these are the easy steps to buy domain and hosting from anywhere anytime. I hope now you don’t have any question about how to buy domain and hosting. Follow my all tutorials to know more about web development and many other technical topics. Thank you for reading this article. Goodbye.
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