Many people gets fascinated with the thought of owning a website or being fan to websites that have made the headlines. Yet they still have some elements of website which they may have over heard or possibly the first time they contacted a designer he or she deliberately used such high sounding technical terms just to get more money to deliver the website design. That could be funny at times. Some gets confuse with terms like Domain, Hosting and Site! But what do you know about those terms?
The much we get fascinated with owning our website and being expectant whenever we type any such addresses as www.proinsight.com.ng or www.hostjara.com into our web browser address bar, we are always like: ‘let me see what they even have here…..or what is this site promoting.’ At exactly that same time you hit the enter key on your keyboard if your internet connection is smart enough a conversion always happens, though not visible to the eyes. It is the translation of your just typed address in words to its true representation in digits, yes discrete digits that are shared or dedicated, which looks like: 22.214.171.124….That is an IP (Internet Protocol) . This process is the very essence of your DOMAIN! Since it does not sound appealing nor professional that you will tell a friend that my web presence identity is 126.96.36.199, how do you want him to keep record of that.
Then comes the wizardry of Technology to wrap up the actual identity which is in discrete digits into words or phrases that are now carefully chosen as Domain Names. So The Next time you type any website address into the website address bar always remember that such addresses have been resolved into Internet Protocols to allow for proper identification.
Where then does the IP address points to?
Where else but to the HOST. The web-hosting or server is much like the space that you rent out to have your business in. It’s merely the space itself. It is a certain Computer which we sometimes call the Remote Server for which we have paid money for because we are assured that this Computer will continue being Alive or On without blinking off. Remember it is just the Space you have succeeded in renting, their must be some furnishing of the acquired space to make it more appealing. That brings us to the term SITE!
The site becomes the files that your visitors and potential customers actually see when going to your domain. The site files are the same as any other file you normally use, like a .jpg photograph, or .mp3 music file. Though, website files are also .php files or .html files, which are PHP scripts or html pages respectively.
The web-hosting server knows how to read these files, which explain how the webpage looks or instruct the server to do a series of computations.
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