What is a domain name?

A domain name is used to easily find a website. ‘websitedesignbarnsley.co.uk’ is our domain name. You could easily compare a domain name to your home address as it is the online address where your website is being hosted.

What is an internet service provider or ‘ISP’ for short?

These are the suppliers of our internet connection such as ‘TalkTalk, BT and SKY’.

What is website hosting?

This is where all the files and databases are held and stored for your website. When a user wants to view your website they would simply go to your domain name. The domain name would then find these files hosted on the server and render them in your internet browser such as Google Chrome.

What is an SSL Certificate?

An ssl certificate is used to pass information from your browser to the server of the website securely, you can check a website has a valid SSL certificate by looking for the ‘https’ padlock at the top of your web browser.

 

Macauley Stephenson

Your Web Designer – Barnsley | South Yorkshire