Domain name is the address of your website that people type in the browser’s URL bar to visit your website. Domain Name is the most important part of any website whether static or dynamic.
In other words, if your website was a house, then your domain name will be its address.
The Internet is connected through many computers and in order to identify the computers, they are assigned a series of numbers called IP address.
IP address look like 22.214.171.124
The IP address is easy for a computer to remember but for HUMANS it is almost impossible to remember the numbers so, here the DOMAIN NAME comes into the picture.
The domain name has words which make it easy to remember website addresses.
SOME TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN NAMES ARE:
Examples of Domain name: flipkart.com,amazon.com
Web hosting is the place where all the files of your website live. It is like the home of your website where it actually lives. Hosting refers to space which is used to build a website.
A good way to think about this is if the domain name was the address of your house, then web hosting is the actual house that address points to. All websites on the internet, need web hosting.
TYPES OF WEB HOSTING
Domain name and Web hosting are different terms but they are related to each other.
If we don’t have a domain name then it will not be possible for us to access our website and in the same way if we don’t have a web host then we will not be able to build our website.
A domain name is like the address of your home, web hosting, on the other hand, is the space of your house where you place your furniture.