What Is Hosting?

Your web site needs to be stored (hosted) on a ‘Web Server’ somewhere so that anyone connected to the Internet can access it. You have to pay the company that owns the web server rental to ‘host’ your web site.

A Web Server is basically a powerful PC connected to the Internet with fast communications links.

There are various specifications of hosting packages available, depending on how big your web site will be and how many people will access it, but it would usually cost about £20 per year.

What Is A Domain Name?

An example of a domain name is ‘JMCWD.com’.
Another example of a domain name is ‘my-really-big-company.co.uk’.
To gain exclusive use of a particular domain name on the Internet, you need to register the domain name, which usually costs about £10 per year.