URL and Domain Names

URL and “domain name” are more or less synonymous. Let’s use an example: http://www.powerupproductions.tv This is a URL and it is also our domain name. However, there a few differences that are helpful to understand: Domain Name Domain name refers to the whole site in general: powerupproductions.tv and any of it’s sub-pages. When you are […]

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Registrar

A registrar is the company from whom you buy your domain name. When you buy a domain name, you are “registering” it, and when you do, you own the domain name for the time period you pay for. The minimum length for registering a domain is one year. However, a few important notes: GoDaddy is […]

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Host and Hosting

Hosting your domain and your “host” are different than registering your domain and your “registrar”. In order to have a website that people can visit and interact with, you need to “host” your website on a domain name. Technically you are paying to host website files on a server AND for the data transfer that […]

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Server

A server is essentially a computer or hard drive “out there” that hosts your website files. Just like your computer has files on that you can access and interact with, a server hosts your website files that you and your users can interact with. Your hosting company provides you with the server for your website. […]

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SSL and SSL Certificates

An SSL certificate allows a website to have a secure page where any information submitted on that page will be encrypted. A common use of this is on checkout pages where people are putting their credit card information in to make a purchase. SSL prevents other users from stealing your credit card information when you […]

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Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a free website statistics service offered by Google. It provides a variety of statistics such as how many visits your site receives, how much time people spend on your site, how people find your website (which sites they come from or what keywords that search for to get to your site), the […]

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