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    Understanding Servers, Hosting & Domains • Website Speed Foundation

    Let’s talk about a server. What’s the first thing that you think about when you hear the words hosting and server? Most people think of it as a service that magically holds their website stuff. Other people confuse it with a domain name. So, to ensure that we’re on the same page I’ll quickly explain the difference. What is a domain? A domain is the entry in the phone book that represents your website’s name. The domain is the actual URL that you type into the browser. It’s a name and there are no files or anything else. It’s like a company’s name. What is web hosting? Web hosting is…

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    Understanding Servers, Hosting & Domains • Website Speed Foundation

    Let’s talk about a server. What’s the first thing that you think about when you hear the words hosting and server? Most people think of it as a service that magically holds their website stuff. Other people confuse it with a domain name. So, to ensure that we’re on the same page I’ll quickly explain the difference. What is a domain? A domain is the entry in the phone book that represents your website’s name. The domain is the actual URL that you type into the browser. It’s a name and there are no files or anything else. It’s like a company’s name. What is web hosting? Web hosting is…