Introduction to Domain Names and Web Hosting - Quick Guide
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- How Domain Names Work
- How to Register a Domain Name
- The Role of Domain Registrars
- Types of Domains (TLD, CCTLD)
- The Role of ICANN
- How to conduct a Whois Search
- How to Register a domain using GoDaddy
- How to Administer a domain name using Godaddy
- Setting up Domain Name Privacy, Auto-Renewal, Domain Forwarding
- Domain Name Server Administration
- Types of Web Hosting
- Case Analysis - Shared, Virtual Private, Dedicated, Cloud Hosting
- Assessing Scalability and Resource Requirements
- Basic Computer Skills
Domain Names Section:
We provide an overview of the domain name registration process. This includes the role of registrars and TLD (Top Level Domain) administration by ICANN. ccTLD's (Country Code Top Level Domains) are also explored.
Students will gain hands-on experience with the registration process using popular domain registrars. We will provide a comparison of different registrars and register a sample domain name using GoDaddy. Other topics of discussion will include: domain name privacy and administration, auto-renewal, domain forwarding, and name server assignment.
Web Hosting Section:
We conduct an in-depth case analysis of web hosting solutions including: Shared, Virtual Private, Dedicated and Cloud Hosting.
We provide an overview of various packages offered by different web hosting companies and weigh the pros and cons of each one.
Students are also introduced to the importance of web server scalability and the advantages of cloud hosting over traditional hosting services. We also examine the infrastructure requirements of popular, resource intensive applications such as Netflix and Facebook to emphasize the importance of avoiding costly mistakes in the initial stages of development.
- Students interested in starting a Website
- Students interested in registering a Domain name
- Students interested in hosting a Web Application using different Hosting Packages