Mindy McAdams’ Teaching Online Journalism: Web literacy: Should be required

Web hosting and domain names was the focus of McAdams’ post. She starts off with an anecdote in which someone calls her up and didn’t know the difference between Web hosting and domain names. Apparently this had happened more than once.

Web Hosting

Web Hosting

She put a link on her blog to help others understand the difference.

My takeaway on the article:

  • Domain names — site where the owner has to pay annually to keep it running. Ex. apple.com
  • Web hosting — a home for your Web pages, most often set up by companies using servers. Can include a domain name, if needed.
  • You need both a domain name and a web host to set up your own Website
  • FTP program/client — can help in creating and uploading Web pages and graphics


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