Hello and Good Evening Everyone
I am entertaining the idea of creating a web page and uploading it to the internet. From a viewed YouTube video, I am under the impression I will need to create a server account and hosting account which brings me to the point of this post. What is the difference between a server account and a hosting account? The recommended site for registering a domain name given within the YouTube video is namecheap.com. As I understand it, I can get a registered domain name for about $10.00 per year. With respect to a hosting account, the YouTube video recommends going to hostgator.com for this need. The average fee charged by hostgator.com is $6.00 to $7.00 a month.
With respect to the purpose or reason for having a server account and hosting account, I believe it boils down to this. The server will be used to store the web page on the internet for others to view online. Depending upon the company the domain name is registered with, the server comes in different storage capacities. However, I am not very clear on the purpose of having a hosting account. Maybe the company, like hostgator.com, simply maintains the site after it is uploaded to the server. But, what does maintain mean? Does that imply that I will have agents from the company help in the supervising of the creation and additions made to the website?
In closing, I look forward to reviewing any shared input which will help resolve my confusion surround server and hosting accounts. Any feedback will certainly be welcomed.