There are 2 features you demand so as to own a site. The first one is a domain name that will display your online portal when you type it in a browser, and the second one is a web hosting plan, which is inherently the disk space on a web server where the web site files will be located, plus a few more services that are included in it. The domain name and the web hosting plan are 2 associated, yet separate services, and you demand both of them so as to have a functioning online portal.
Domain Name Web Hosting Services
As the domain is just a hostname and nothing more than that, you need a website hosting package where you have to host it. In this way, when you write it in a browser, it will display the files that you host in the account, i.e. it will show your web page. You can have a domain name registered with a certain provider and receive the hosting service from another, although a lot of web hosting companies provide both services and it is more user-friendly to manage everything from the same web hosting Control Panel GUI.
Either way, because the domain name registration and the website hosting package are different services, you have to point the domain name to the server where it will be added as hosted. To perform that, you have to change a certain setting, or record, of the domain – the commonly named nameservers. Each hosting firm has at least two nameservers – ns1.www.santranico.com and ns2.www.santranico.com, for instance. The web hosting Control Panel that you have for your domain offers you the option to alter the name server records and point the domain to one hosting company or another.