Domain and Hosting Made Simple

Domain and Hosting Made Simple

If you have been looking into getting a website recently or have done in the past, no doubt you have heard the words ‘Domain’ and ‘Hosting’ at some point and wondered what they actually mean and why they are needed.

Stick with Mac Web Solutions and we will guide you through the confusing jargon and explain why domain names are hosting package are the most important part when building a website.

What’s a Domain?

Simply put, a domain name is what your customer will type into their browser to access your site. In the UK this is normally in the form of a These can and will vary depending on the part of the world you’re from but most domain name extensions (, .com) are not exclusive to that country but it does help to stick within these parameters to limit the confusion to your customers.

When starting a new website or even a company, it’s best to check if the domain you desire is available for you to purchase before starting any branding or stationary work. There can only be one website name per person in the world.

Domains can vary in price depending on the extension (, .com etc). A domain is a yearly running expensive that all websites incur to stay online.

What’s Hosting?

A hosting package is where all your website files are stored. These files will include any images and videos you use on your site. Web site hosting also stores your email inbox as well as databases that some site require to work.

Think of your web site hosting being like a computer that’s on 24/7 which allows potential clients/customers to access your website at any time of the day or night.

Hosting packages come will different specifications depending on what you need it for. Let Mac Web help you and your business choose the right package for you to help you get the most out of it and most importantly save money!

Similar to a domain, hosting packages are a yearly expensive that all websites incur.