WEB HOSTING EXPLAINED
A Website is Similar to a House:
A website has an address (domain name), property (web hosting), a building (the web site), and a mailbox (email). You must first choose a domain name (yourname.com) which will tell people how to get to your website. You'll then need some property (web hosting) in which you can build your house on (web site). Web hosting is the actual physical harddrive space on a server where you place your content and images for your visitors to see. Mailboxes are then setup so you can send and recieve electronic mail (email) easily through your computer.
1) Domain Names (yourname.com):
to use "yourname.skylap.com" for free with your hosting account if you wish.
2) Web Hosting (hosting account/web space)
Buying a web hosting account is simply like 'renting' some space on a server harddrive since your website should not run from your own computer. By buying web hosting you are avoiding the need to buy your own servers and hire your own server staff.
3) Web Sites (web design)
A website is your very own piece of cyberspace (the internet) where you post anything you wish or advertise any product you desire. Websites can be personal or business related and generally include pictures and text to provide information about your ideas or products. They are all based on the programming code called HTML which using this code you can add images, text, links, or involve more programming codes such as PHP to include interaction from your visitors.
You can build your own website using code or programming software or hire a professional design company (such as skylap.com) to build it for you. Since learning programming codes can take many years to learn, most individuals and companies simply hire a trained designer/programmer to build their site for them.