Jargon Buster

Domain Name

Domain Name

Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses. For example, the domain name bwar.co.uk represents about a dozen IP addresses. Domain names are used in URLs to identify particular Web pages. For example, in the URL https://bwar.co.uk/jargon-buster/, the domain name is bwar.co.uk.

TLD/extension

TLD/extension

A top-level domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. For example for this website the TLD/extension is .co.uk

Hosting

Hosting

Hosting works by storing your website files in high-powered computers (web servers) connected to a fast network. When someone types in your web address (such as https://bwar.co.uk), the Internet connects to your web host holding your website files and then transfers your website information back to their computer then they can view the pages of your website.