Are you a new comer into the field of IT and hoping to start a career in website designing? To get you started, in this article I will give you a little introduction on the technical matters you need to learn.
Basically, the web is a group of interconnected computers communicating to each other. The computers are connected by cables, satellite signals and other type of mechanisms.
Computers can be connected all the time to other computers over the internet. There are computers however that are meant to be connected over the internet all the time, these are called servers.
Servers are very much like typical computers, the only difference is they are using specialize software and their hardware specifications are higher than typical computers. Basically, the server contains websites. When people desire to access these websites through the browsers (Google, Yahoo) the server will send them out.
Now that you already know about servers, let us discuss about getting your own domain name.
A domain name will be the address of your site in the World Wide Web. This must be a unique address. Now to be able to get your own unique address you have to buy it from particular vendors. You might be asking why you need to purchase and why you cannot just make your own domain name. Well the simplest answer for this is that there are companies who are making sure that domain names are unique, they update and take good care of those list and of course they need to be paid for that and that is the very reason why you have to pay when you get your domain name.
Now that you have your domain name, your next task will be to put that domain name in a certain server where it can be access by people anytime anywhere as long as they are connected to the internet.
Renting a server is like finding an apartment where you can stay. You need to rent the space. Renting a space in a particular server is called hosting. There are many companies providing this service and they are often called as “hosting companies”.
As a summary, when you create your website, you need to buy your domain name and then find a reputable hosting company where you can save it and have it available to the world wide web users anytime anywhere. There are a lot of companies who are providing both services together, so less worries for you.
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