This is probably one of the most common questions that people will ask when it comes to setting up a website. Basically there are three elements, domain, web hosting and the most important one is a website.
A domain name is to identify a website or an IP address. For example, google.com is use to represent a website or an IP address. Every domain name has a suffix to identify which top level of domain (TLD) it belongs to. The most popular one that we always seen is .com(commercial business) and .net(network organization). There are other top level domain such as:
- gov – Government agencies
- edu – Educational institutions
- org – Organizations (nonprofit)
- mil – Military
Using which suffix for a domain is depends on the purpose of setup up the website. If you are setting up a website for your retail business, .com is what you should use. If you are now setting up a website for a non-profit organization for fundraising purpose then .org is the best choice.
After you have decided your domain name, the next thing that you should do is to find a hosting service provider or a web hosting company. It acts as a bridge between an individual or company and the internet. The main function of a web hosting company is providing web servers and networks for a website to live on, so all your web pages need to be uploaded and saved in the web hosting company. When someone type in your domain name or a page from your website (URL – Uniform Resource Locator), they will be connected to the web server and allowing users to read your the site or pages.
The last component is of course, a website. A website is a collection of web pages which can be accessed through the internet. A web page can contain any type of information and data such as text, color graphics, sound etc.
Having a website for an individual or a company becomes one of the must-have thing in today’s world. To a business owner, having a website allowing your customers to know more about the products or services that you are providing. It increase the visibility and exposure of your company and help branding your company as well. If you don’t have a website yet and would like to set up one now. Contact us today at 626.470.4712. We at Enest Studio can definitely help you to achieve your online goal.