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Hosting, Website, Domain…Is this the same thing and what are the differences?

In this article, we will check what is Domain, Website, and Hosting and what are the main differences between them.

What is a Domain?

We’ll start with that since in most cases this is the first thing that you need in order to start building your own Website later.

The Domain or the Domain name is an address where one can find the website by typing the web address in the browser URL bar to visit a website.

WPX customers can purchase new domain names from here.

What is a Website?

A website consists of files (like index.html, index.php, images, .css files, etc.) and in many cases a database. It’s a collection of web pages that are used to convey specific and helpful information to specific users. Websites are also used to increase business, reach more customers, generate more qualified leads, etc.

Depending on the plan that you choose you can have 5, 15, or 35 website slots.

What is a Hosting?

Hosting is the space on a server where your website’s files and database are located and accessed by your visitors and search engine bots.

You can check our hosting plans and prices here.

What are the differences?

Here is one of the key differences between a Website and a Domain:

The Website is a collection of web pages used to display information to users. A Domain name is basically the name or address of the website that users type in the URL to visit a website. A domain name is an easy-to-remember address of a website. You would rather type “google.com” than in your browser. But they both lead to the same website.

A Website is something where people visit to get the information they want, purchase things if they want, and explore more if they want.
The Domain name is something that tells users about their website’s actual URL location and helps them to reach a website. 

The Website is more valuable and important than the domain name because it will be displayed to users. 
Though the Domain name is less valuable and does not have any face, it is required to have access to the website.  

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