Isn’t it true that a website is the soul of a business? Nowadays, people search for products and services by simply browsing through their mobiles or laptops. If you are a business owner, then you must be definitely thinking about taking your business in the online space by starting a website for your firm. However, before launching your business website, you may be lost in figuring out the meaning of certain website-related terms. Well, worry no more, this blog will help you become fluent in web-based lingo in no time!
You don’t really need to be a tech-savvy person to understand tech-jargon. Words like domain, code, hosting, etc may seem intimidating to understand, but they are really simple. Here are some essential buzzwords which you should know if you own a website or are planning to start a website in the future. Let’s dive in without getting too technical!
Most websites have several pages like About us, Contact us, Our Services, Blogs, etc. But where are these pages stored on the internet? That’s where a server comes in! A server will store all your web pages in it. Just like how you store all your paper documents in your cupboard, your web pages are stored in the server!
In simple terms, web hosting is very similar to a server. There are many web hosting services like GoDaddy, MilesWeb, HostGator, etc which will ensure that all your web pages are stored in a server so that your website can be available on the internet! Want special web hosting offers? Click here to avail of our affiliate links with a variety of web hosting providers.
The domain name is nothing but your website’s name! Anything after www. is your domain name. So if your website’s link is www.trudawnsolutions.com, then the domain name is ‘trudawnsolutions’.
DOMAIN NAME EXTENSIONS
If you have seen website links, then you must have observed something like .com, .in, .org, etc at the end of the link. These are Domain Name Extensions. Choose the right kind of domain name extension for your business’s website. If your business is a tech-based business, then opt for domain extensions like .tech, commercial businesses can opt for .com and information based websites can opt for .info
Want the padlock sign to appear next to your website’s link? Do you want your users to feel secure and safe when they browse through your website? If you have answered ‘YES’ to these questions, then you should get an SSL Certificate for your website. SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. Hosting companies like MilesWeb, Hostinger, etc offer free SSL certificate for your website after you avail their hosting plans or domain plans which can be obtained for a very nominal fee.
HTTP AND HTTPS
Your website’s URL may either begin with http:// or https://. But what is the difference between the two? Does the ‘s’ in HTTPS really make a difference? Well, a secure website will have ‘https’ at the beginning of its URL. So this means that once you obtain an SSL certificate for your website, the URL will change from http:// to https://. Once your users see an https:// in your website’s link, they will know that your website meets all standards of security and hence will not be wary while browsing through your website.
Aren’t these terms really simple to understand? Confused about any other web-based jargon? Comment below!
Trudawn Solutions has developed websites for various businesses. If you own a business and want to create a website for your firm, Trudawn Solutions is here to save the day! We will not only develop a great website for your business, but we will also help you choose the right hosting and domain plans and will ensure that your website is SSL certified!