What is a Domain Registrar / URL / CMS?
Last updated: April 9, 2023
Let’s define the basic terms and how it goes in FH.
- Usually used for “Web hosting”.
- It’s a service for storing the site’s files on the server.
- It’s characteristics mostly define the speed of the site.
- FH always provides hosting for FH build sites. FH hosting is free for the FH client
- Examples: HostGator, Amazon Web Services, Verizon Small Business Essentials
- Hosting costs start from $5 per months
- Usually used for “Domain name”.
- A site’s unique name on the internet. E.g. google.com or adayonthevine.com.au
- Domain is a property of the client. We only need access to redirect the visitors to the different hosting (FH hosting)
- Sometimes used for “Domain hosting”
- It’s a service for managing the domain (buying, redirecting, selling etc.)
- GoDaddy, CrazyDomains, Google Domains, Namecheap
- One domain usually costs the owner about $20 per year
- address of a given unique resource (page) on the Web
- For example https://www.adayonthevine.com.au/ is a url of the site’s homepage, and https://www.adayonthevine.com.au/tours/yarra-valley-private/ is a url of the private tour
- Content Management System
- a software application stored on a hosting that allows users to build and manage a website without having to code it from scratch
- FareHarbor uses it’s own modification of WordPress
- Examples: WordPress, Joomla
There are platforms which combine web hosting, domain registrar and CMS services. For example WIX, Squarespace or Shopify. It means the site is build and stored with them, and the domain can be bought and managed through the same account.