Hello and welcome to today's blog post. Today I'm going to explain what is a domain name, why you should have one, and show you how you can connect your domain name to your Weebly website. If for some reason you are having trouble connecting your domain name, please reach out to me. I'm more than happy to help you get if connected to your site.
Let's get started with some great and helpful information!
WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME?
A domain name is used to identify one or more IP addresses at a website. A domain name is like an address for a home or place of business on the internet. It's pretty much a place for your internet 'home' so others can locate you on the web.
There's many places your can purchase a domain name (url) for your business or personal use. I prefer using Google Domains because it's very easy to navigate and set up your website and email DNS settings. I also find that Google Domains, for me, is something that I can afford to have multiple domain names. I would suggest doing your own research on the different domain name hosting websites that are out there to help you to choose which one is best for you. Below is a list of different domain hosting sites you can purchase your domain name from. These are only a few that I've found and used in the pass.
1. Blue Host
2. Go Daddy
WHAT IS WEB HOSTING?
Web hosting is storage space for your website. Many sites offer web hosting, and Weebly is one of them. They provide the technology and service needed for your website to be viewed on the internet. Web hosting is pretty much space in your internet 'home' to store your business information or online store.
There's many places you can host your website at. You can also connect your domain name to any website hosting platform you choose to go with. Below is a list of different web hosting sites you can use to host your website. These are only a few that I've found and used in the pass.
WHY ARE THESE TWO IMPORTANT?
When you have a domain name for your business or personal use, it will be easy for others to find you on the internet. You can give you domain name (url) to your customers and clients so they can visit your website. And that's why you should also build a website on a website hosting platform. When you host your files for your website on a hosting company's web server, they're available 24/7. Your website will always be accessible to you and others. Your web host is also responsible for things like server maintenance, keeping the website hosting platform software and hardware up to date, troubleshooting, and much more.
CONNECTING YOUR DOMAIN NAME TO YOU WEEBLY SITE