What is the meaning of domain?
Domain is a line which works like a symbolic site address in the Internet. This address is necessary so that users could find their sites. So, you control your site by means of a domain name.
There are different domain levels. For example, .com or .org are international domains of the 1st level which are used by special international organizations. Speaking about 1-st level domains we often use the term "domain zone", for example, " .com domain zone".
Advice: Try to select a short domain name which will contain the site topic. Remember that a domain name should be easily redable and pronounceable (that is why it was a bad idea from English villagers to register a domain name http://llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch.com )
Pay attention: As a rule, many hosting providers (for example, FatCow, Bluehost) register a domain name for free for a new client (as a bonus).
When buying a domain the user buys the right to manage the domain name during a definite period of time, minimum one year . If you don't pay and don't renew your domain name in time, the domain becomes free for registration and anyone can register it.
That is why don't forget to renew your domain in a year!
What is hosting?
Hosting - website publishing and the ability for them to be available in the Internet. This means that a client is given an opportunity to configure domain and place his site on the hosting provider web-server. There are different types of hosting: virtual hosting, dedicated servers, cloud hosting.
The best choice for beginners and for most sites will be virtual hosting (shared hosting). Virtual hosting is not expensive, everything is already configured for the user needs , the user doesn't have to learn technical aspects of managing servers, he can control and configure his account by means of the easy-to-use control panel.
It is not so easy to choose hosting as it seems to be, in spite of the fact that there is so much information about hosting in the Internet ( in most cases this is just idle talk). You can perform your own hosting investigation in order to learn more, but you won't get any satisfaction as a result.
All the sites which advise different hosting providers get payments from the hosting companies for advertising their products. So, there is no difference for such sites which hosting company to advertise. Such site owners advise hosting companies which they didn't have any experience with , their meaning and pieces of advice are usually far from reality.
Thus, it is quite difficult for a beginner to find the information about hosting providers which he can trust.
I often receive letters from site readers where they simply ask to advise hosting for their sites. I recommend the hosting from the company which I personally use - Fatcow. This hosting is easy-to-use, reliable and much cheaper than hosting from other companies. To tell the truth, Fatcow pays commission for recommending their services.
Fatcow is not only hosting which will cost you $3.15 per month. Additionally, a new hosting client will get a free domain registration for 1 year (in this case he will save $10 - $12) , the site visitors will get 47% discount for Fatcow products.
The registration process on Fatcow site will not take more than 1o minutes of your time. This is a direct link for Fatcow site.