Knowledge of domain names and Website terms

1. Domain

A domain name is like the address for other people to find your house, the domain name appears in the form of a link (https://webcake.io/). When customers visit your domain name they will see your website.
You need to register to purchase and own the domain name with domain name registrars in order to use it. Each domain name is unique, if someone else already owns it, you can no longer buy it.
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Once you've purchased your domain name, you need to point this domain to Webcake's Hosting to use for your created Landing Page.
  • Primary domain name: webcake.io
  • Subdomain name: sanpham.webcake.io
  • Subfolder: webcake.io/sanpham

2. Web Hosting

Web Hosting is a place to store all websites, information, documents, images of the Website on a server (Server), Web Hosting is also the place where all transactions and exchanges take place. information between the website and Internet users and supporting Internet software activities.
Simply, Web Hosting is the equivalent of your home. When you rent a Web Hosting, it's like renting a house.

3. DNS (Domain Name System)

DNS is the domain name resolution system. If Web Hosting is like your home and Domain is like the address then DNS is like the map. DNS helps locate your home when it has an address.
Web Hosting with DNS support is essential because it helps your domain name link to Web Hosting. If your Web Hosting does not support DNS, you will need a third-party service provider. That also means lack of synchronization, wasting effort as well as money.
4. A (Address) và CNAME (Canonical Name)
  • A Record (Address Record): Used to point domain name (in the form of a 32-bit IPv4 address) to a certain Server Hosting Website.
  • Record CNAME (Canonical Name): Used to point the domain name (in the form of an alias) to a Web Server Hosting Website.