Domain and hosting is an interesting topic thatwill fill gaps in the moments connected with work on the Internet. For businessmen, it may be very advantageous to place your goods or services in a virtual store. For the rest of the public, it is considered a sign of good form to have your site on the Internet, at the very least, your blog, or, at worst, a page in Odnoklassniki or LJ.

In order for your site / blog / store to be available fromeasy to find on the vast expanses of the network - he needs to come up with an address that would be memorable, characterized the owner and, if possible, also had an advertising component. Now we come close to the definition of "domain."

At its core, the domain (domain name) is the addressresource: site, blog, online store, search engine, mail service, etc. In order for a visitor to come to your site, he needs to enter this address into the line of his Internet browser. Example: in order to get on the resource called "", you need to type its address. Going to this resource, a visitor can find an incredible variety of cognitive articles on a variety of topics, for fans of writing there is an opportunity to place their author's texts absolutely free of charge and, if there is journalistic talent, to get a wide readership.

We smoothly approached one more interesting moment: the domains are of the first, second or third level.

  • First-level domains: ru, com, org, gov, net, etc. Purchase of a first-level domain name for a private person is not available.
  • Second-level domains look like this:,,
  • Domains of the third level look like: or, for example,
  • In some cases, hosters can provide the domain name to users of their resource for free. For example, Google for their bloggers.
  •, where xxxxx is your unique address, the rest is the hosting address where your resource is located.

Domains are free and paid. Domains of the first level are regularly replenished, the rates for their registration can be easily found on the Internet. The price range allows everyone to find "their own happiness." Domains of the first level "with experience" are time-tested net, org, com, gov, ru.

For serious projects it is advisable to usepaid domains of the second-third level. This rule is not mandatory, it simply indicates the serious intentions of the owner of the resource. Domain names are registered by special organizations - registrars. As a rule, paid names are bought for a certain period of time. On average, this is 12 months, after which you need to renew the registration (pay for another year or two). Otherwise this name will become free in a while and any other interested person can buy it.

Several times the words "host" flashed,"Hoster", "hosting". What is it? Host / Hosting is the physical placement of your information on your servers by companies that specialize in this type of service. Such companies are called "hosters", they provide a whole range of services: site management system, access to the server, technical support, ensuring uninterrupted 24-hour availability of equipment, etc. In some cases, it can also be a free third-level domain.

Hosting (as well as domain) can also be paidor free. Here everything depends on the tasks that you put before your resource. Paid hosting is more stable, faster, 24x7 support and access to site management are also an additional argument for.

Now the popularity is gaining popularityRussian domains are names that are written in Cyrillic letters (Russian letters). In particular, the first-level domains have replenished with the name of the Russian Federation, which since 2010 has become available to users of Runet.

It was not without national features: people showed Russian ingenuity and began to buy out mass names, promoted to. .ru for the purpose of further resale at speculative prices. The first wave of enthusiasm subsided. As it usually happens, innovation has appeared and supporters, and opponents. Who of them is right - time will tell.

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