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    Host name vs Domain name

    Hello guys.....what is the difference between domain name and host name.....both are same or different.....if it is different mean tell me the example........

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    Domain name is the name of your website domain while host name is the name of the web host where your domain is hosted.
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    Domain is the only name of your website and Web Host is the memory allocated for you name to place a 24/7/365 uptime for accessing a website.

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    I would like to tell you about the difference between domain name and host name.
    For those that need to ask this question without needing to become a DNS administrator, a hostname is a specific name pointing to a specific host. It doesn't matter if its 1, 2, 3 or even 63 levels deep. A hostname could be bob, bob.com, bob.bobsdomain.com, bob.accounting.bobsemployer.com and so on. The point is that its a name used to refer to a specific host. If someone has their own network setup with their own private domain to use for it, then they can make a hostname be something as simple as just 'bob' if they want and that can could be considered fully qualified. Quite a few people and companies actually have their own internal non-public domains.

    You might hear the term Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) and become confused because that term seems to imply that something like bob.accounting.bobsemployer.com is a domain name instead of a hostname. I think that the term should have been called Fully Qualified Domain Hostname or maybe Fully Qualified DNS Name, because in the FQDN term, Domain Name doesn't mean "domain name" like bobsemployer.com, it means "the name on the domain", so the term can be misleading, although its used in many official documents and program descriptions just by rote.

    On the public part of the Internet, we all utilize a DNS infrastructure that use global top level domains like .com, .net, .org, .us, .fr, etc. Then people can purchase or accquire domains on those gTLDs such as bobsdomain.com. Then we often see hostnames like www.bobsdomain.com or blog.bobsdomain.com used under that. These are actually called logical hostnames because usually they are just names pointing at a single host. Often times the host they are pointing to has its own hostname called whatever the owner wants to call it, like myrtle.bobsdomain.com.

    Probably a lot of the confusion came about because some web hosting companies started calling hostnames like blog.bobsdomain.com subdomains, where they are not. blog.bobsdomain.com is only a sub domain if there are DNS records underneath it, like mary.blog.bobsdomain.com.

    For the most part, you can simply follow this rule "domains encapsulate hostnames". Most people don't need to think about what DNS zones are, just leave that to DNS administrators. Resources on the network generally don't care or even know what their hostnames are or what hostnames might be pointing to them. They are mostly there for human reference and ease of use of the network.

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    Domain name and host name are two different terms. A domain name is www address of a websites popularly known as URl or Universal Resource Locator. Host is a company that provides server to run the domain over the Internet. Both may be free of cost or paid services.

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    If you want to get a success, your domain should be unique, short, memorable and catchy. The thing is that a good domain is good money in your pocket. For reliable domain registration service provider can recommend SiberName.com
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    Domain name is the name of your website and host name is where your website is hosted.domain name starts with www address of the website it is also know as URL of website. Hosting company host your website on there server to run that domain so this is the difference
    Last edited by peterdrucker27; 07-12-2014 at 03:48 AM.
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    Domain name is what your customers will be typing in, host name refers to the company whose servers you buy space on.

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    Domain name is for your visitors and host name is for pointing your domain name to a specific server.
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