Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Domain Name and why is it required?

When we define in very simple web terms, ‘Domain Names’, are actually the names represent a website or any online portal. To say more technically, they are IP addresses connecting end user to a web server. Usually domain names represents a URL, which inturn represents an or multiple IP addresses. Internet is completely based on IP addresses and not on names we use. Every webserver requires a Domain Name System (DNS) to translate Domain Names into IP address. Every domain name will have a suffix, which will indicate to which Top Level Domains (TLD) it belongs to.*

Where should we register a Domain?

Domains are usually sold by ICANN certified Registrars and their resellers worldwide. One can register domains with any of these registrars of resellers. Visit our page: Domain and Hosting

Which are the popular domain extensions used worldwide?

Domain extensions popularly used worldwide are: .com. .net, .org, .asia, .biz,, .in, .tv, .mobi, .name, .info etc.

What is ICANN?

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is responsible for managing and coordinating the Domain Name System (DNS) to ensure that every address is unique and that all users of the Internet can find all valid addresses. It does this by overseeing the distribution of unique IP addresses and domain names. It also ensures that each domain name maps to the correct IP address. ICANN is also responsible for accrediting the domain name registrars. “Accredit” means to identify and set minimum standards for the performance of registration functions, to recognize persons or entities meeting those standards, and to enter into an accreditation agreement that sets forth the rules and procedures applicable to the provision of Registrar Services.

What is Web Hosting and is it necessary for a website?

A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for other servers located in their data center, called colocation, also known as Housing in Latin America or France.

What is ‘Uptime’ of a website?

The availability of a website is measured by the percentage of a year in which the website is publicly accessible and reachable via the internet. This is different than measuring the uptime of a system. Uptime refers to the system itself being online, however it does not take into account being able to reach it as in the event of a network outage.

How many types of Hosting are there available?

They are: Free Web hosting Services, Shared Web Hosting Services, Reseller Hosting, Virtual Dedicated/Private Services (VDS/VPS), Dedicated Hosting Services, Managed Hosting services, Colocation Web Hosting Services,Cloud Hosting, Clustered Hosting, Grid Hosting, Home Servers etc.

Static and Dynamic websites – What are they?

It is a term developed to describe the nature and style of a website. Generally a static website hold minimum features and may need lesser space on webservers. Whereas, a dynamic site would have maximum possible features and options a website can accommodate. All CMS websites, e-commerce websites and other online interactive websites are falling in this category. Shopping Cart, Payment Gateways, Online Chat, Online Content Editing, Member Log-in with Authorization, Animated Slideshows, Contact forms with captcha (Security feature) etc are some of the important features one can see on a dynamic website.

What is ‘SEO’ stands for, and what is its importance on web?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an integral part of website promotions online globally. A website can bring you fortune and prosperity in business if promoted on the right way using the right SEO tools. SEO generally comprises of 4 stages (there are many more) like, Keywords checks, Sitemap integration, Backlink Checking, Blacklisting with all major search engines. There are many ways available in the market to promote websites using paid and non-paid methods. Your website developer can explain you more details.

*  References: WebopediaWikipediaICANN
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