Domain Names & Hosting
To get your business online you need a domain name, hosting, and a website.
What is All This Stuff? We receive numerous inquiries from individuals looking to start their business on the internet who don’t know what’s involved. This page will help you understand what a domain name is and what hosting does and ultimately the best practices when you make a purchase.
Domain Names: Domain names are just names (like webdesignoceanside.com) that translate locations on a server into a nice human oriented language. Instead of typing some number or IP address (like 220.127.116.11) you can type in www.webdesignoceanside.com to pull up the website. When you register (buy) a domain name you need to keep 3 things in mind:
Paying attention to these details now will help you down the road. If you need help with finding a good domain name, fill out the form to the right and we’ll give you a hand.
Hosting: This is the service that provides a place for all your website files and keeps your website visible to the public. Even if you have a domain name, but no hosting, you will not be able to display a website. Both are required. Hosting also provides you with services like:
We provide Oceanside hosting services. Our hosting is fast, reliable and consistent with a 99%+ uptime guarantee. If you have questions about hosting or what’s involved with it, feel free to contact us using the form to the right and we’ll help you out.