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Website Hosting FAQs

Hosting serviceA paid service located in the cloud that hols all of the information, files , images and code necessary for the website to be viewed in
Domain NameThe part of a web address that someone would use to find your website.
IP AddressThis is a bunch of numbers that defines your specific address on the web so that it can be found. A domain name is connected to a website’s IP address so it is easier for people to search for a website by its domain and their browser can still find the specific website via the associated IP address.
SSLThis is website security included for free now with most hosting. This is a protocol that provides encryption when passing data like credit card numbers over the internet.
World Wide Web W.W.W.An information system on the internet which allows documents to be connected to other documents by hypertext links, enabling the user to search for information by moving from one document to another
http or httpsSimply put, http is insecure and https is a secure connection.
BackupsThese can be managed by your host. In addition, we do daily backups that are stored elsewhere offsite.
Domain Name detailA domain is one part of a complete web address, or URL. A URL typically consists of a protocol, domain name, and path. For example, the URL of this blog post is: It’s made up of the following parts:
protocol (“https://”)
domain name (“”)
subdomain (“blog.”)
second-level domain (“hubspot”)
top-level domain (“.com”)
subdirectory (“/website/”)
path (“/what-is-a-domain”)
Courtesy of HubSpot
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