What is a SSL certificate?

Included free with all our hosting plans

SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. … A domain name, server name or hostname.

Don’t have an SSL Certificate? Google is going to flag your website this year! We turn to the internet for everything. From selling to buying, it is the introduction of an E-world. With this dominating trend, online security has become a necessity. Undoubtedly, Google loves its users and therefore, is coming up with every possible way to make us feel secure here on the internet. With its recent announcement, earlier this year, Google will flag all the unencrypted internet by the end of 2017. Google will flag 2/3rd of the web as unsafe. This means if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate, it will display a ‘Not Secure’ in the URL bar.

What is a website?

Website

The website files are what your visitors and potential customers actually see when going to your site such as products and services you render. The site files are the same as any other file you normally use, like a .jpg photograph, or .mp3 music file. Though, website files are also .php files or .html files, which are PHP scripts or html pages respectively. The web-hosting server knows how to read these files, which explain how the webpage looks or instruct the server to do a series of computations. These computations are things like figuring out what blog article it’s supposed to send back to the viewer, or what forum post .
 

• Stand/plot of land = (Hosting) • Address = (Domain Name) • House = (Website)

What is Hosting?

Monthly hosting price depends on the space needed on the server for your website

You need a *Stand/Plot of Land*  = Hosting to attach to the *Address* = Domain before you can build your * House* = Website

The web-hosting or server is much like the space that you rent out to have your business in. It’s merely the space itself. It does not include furnishings like shelves for your products, just as the web-hosting account doesn’t include a site for you to sell your products.

Luckily, in the web-hosting world, it’s very easy to furnish the space provided by your host

Without the hosting services, you won’t have a place for your files to reside, so your domain would then become like a disconnected phone number in the phone directory, and your site files would have nowhere to stay.


What is a Domain name?

Yearly fee from approx R75 payable to the domain registrar depends on name you choose.

A Domain Name is an electronic address on the internet similar to your physical home address.

Domain Names

Computers communicate by using numbers, called IP addresses, to contact each other, much like you use a phone number to dial a specific person’s phone. Domain names on the internet are much like entries in a phone book. The phone book tells people looking for a business what the entries are just as a domain tells people (i.e. their computers) that a domain is hosted on the server. Without a domain, you would not be able to use a domain name such as for example thissite.co.za making your site appear unprofessional and impractical if your visitors are able to load it at all.