How Website Hosting Works

Throughout working together at Nuwair Systems throughout the long term I’ve had many discussions where I’ve wound up clarifying how domain names, hosting, and nameservers work and interrelate. Appears to be a decent sign that an unmistakable, straightforward clarification is all together.

To bode well as could be expected under the circumstances, we should stroll through a commonplace situation where we’re setting up a site for a customer. We’ll expect the plan and improvement of the site are as of now done.

One significant highlight makes before we begin is that you can regularly get all you require from only one seller (domain, DNS, and hosting) which is a helpful method to complete it. For our model we’ll accept that you’re doing everything independently however, as it’ll help show how the entirety of the pieces fit together.


Stage one is getting a domain name. You know, it’s the location for the site, as

To purchase a domain name we’ll need to use a registrar, such as Namecheap.

Evaluating for domain names is everywhere, from a couple of bucks to fifty dollars or more. Recorders all sell precisely the same domain names so the main contrast between them is the administration they offer. It’s sort of like purchasing airfare from Expedia, Travelocity, or Orbitz. They’ll all sell you a similar Delta flight however costs may change and the additional administrations they offer may fluctuate as well. Eventually, however, you’ll actually be sitting in a similar squeezed seat on precisely the same Delta flight paying little mind to who sells you the ticket.

Talking about additional administrations a recorder may offer, know that you don’t really require any of their additional administrations regardless of how basic they may make it sound. Since space name exchanging is a lower-edge business than it used to be, upselling you on other stuff is their fundamental game at this point. If all else fails, simply purchase the domain name.

We need to explain one more important thing about domain names before we move on. Every computer on the Internet has a unique number. It’s called an IP address. It’s like a phone number for each computer. That’s oversimplified, but it works for our purposes. A domain name is like an alias for that IP address…a more memorable way of identifying a computer on the Internet.


Step two is setting up nameservers or DNS for our newly-purchased domain name.

DNS is an ordinarily utilized abbreviation which, contingent upon setting can mean Domain Name System or Domain Name Servers. Would you be able to utilize it in a sentence, kindly Sure… individuals, as a rule, say something like, “I have to arrangement DNS for my new space name.” Or, they may ask, “What are the nameservers for our new domain?”

DNS is the most un-substantial and regularly hardest piece of the entire site arrangement measure for individuals to see so I’ll attempt to make it truly basic.

Frequently a similar organization who sells you your domain name will likewise keep up this data however there are additionally organizations who have some expertise in giving DNS administrations, for example, DNS Made Easy. They have space name workers, which are PCs that monitor the entirety of this and are accountable for telling everybody that our new domain name goes to the IP address of the PC which has our new site facilitated on it.

Makes sense right? Our new website won’t be hosted or stored on the same computers as, say, Apple’s website right? So there needs to be a way for domain names to take us to the right computers when we type them into our web browsers.

Now that we’ve mentioned that our example website’s files won’t be on the same computer as or, we’d better talk about where our website will be hosted.



So at this stage we have a domain name and we likewise have domain name workers ensuring that our domain name is appropriately steering guests to our site when they type in the area name.

Our real site is only a lot of documents. HTML documents, CSS records (templates), pictures and photographs, and so forth All of these documents require to be in an envelope on a PC that is associated with the Internet. That PC is generally called a “worker” since it presents our site documents when individuals drop by. At the point when you pay an organization to put your documents on their web worker, you’re purchasing facilitating. They are facilitating your site on their workers.

So since we have everything arrangement, this is what happens when you visit the new site.

Hosting Diagram

You type the area name into your internet browser. The DNS ensures you get associated with the correct PC. Also, that PC or worker has your site documents facilitated on it. We should take a gander at a graph to ensure this all snaps in your mind.