When you create a website, you need to purchase a domain and website hosting. Together, they give your website a home and an address.
Hosting is where your website data is stored online, ready to be called upon when someone clicks on a link to your website. These storage spaces are called servers. To occupy a server, you need to either house your own and understand how they work, or use a web host provider.
A domain name is the part of your URL that identifies your particular website, both to users and browsers (Google Chrome, Safari, etc.). So, in the URL, www.yourbusiness.com.au, your domain name is ‘yourbusiness’. Your URL also indicates if your website is secure, by adding an ‘s’ (or no s if not secure) to your ‘HTPP’.
Localsearch can provide a domain, personalised email addresses, local hosting and a current SSL certificate (security) for as long as you need it.