What is a Domain Name and Hosting?

A domain name is the address or URL that you purchase for your website, for example www.rootfiftytwo.co.uk

This is also what you would need to be able to set up emails for your company. For example info@rootfiftytwo.co.uk. You can set up as many email addresses for your domain as you wish.

Domains can be easily purchased using websites such as 123 RegFasthosts as well as many other companies. At R52 we can help you with the initial purchase of your domain, through to setting up everything across all of your devices, as well as hosting your website.


Hosting is a service which allows individuals and organisations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server for which to place your website. When choosing a web hosting company don’t be tempted to go for the cheapest, make sure you do your research to make sure the host is right for you. Points to consider are:

• Reliability and Speed of Access

• Data Transfer (Traffic/Bandwidth)

• Disk Space

• Technical Support


For any help or advice with buying a domain or hosting your website and email give us a call 01282 685430.

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