Web hosting and email hosting are two technological ideas that are often confused. People automatically assume that because each concept has the word ‘hosting’ in it, it automatically means it’s the same thing. The truth is web hosting and email hosting are two very different concepts.
Web hosting, or website hosting as it is sometimes called, is the idea that both email accounts and website space are hosted by the same service. It has been around since the first domain name was created in 1985. This service handles the domain name registration, domain search, works with ICANN to coordinate website numbers and address, and other services related to hosting a website.
The company that offers website hosting and domain registration will also offer email hosting. Email hosting is the idea that all email accounts are handled, stored, and provided by one company. Web hosting services often offer a place to host and store a website, and email hosting.
There are several different types of web hosting. Web hosting can be provided by a free web hosting service, by a managed hosting service, and even by a cloud hosting service. The services and benefits of each type of web hosting will vary, and companies will need to evaluate what type of web hosting is best for their particular company.
There are some companies that offer email hosting only. These companies supply email accounts to businesses and websites, but offer no other services. These companies are responsible only for providing the space and technology needed to email. This means you could purchase the most expensive domain name, isure.com and contribute to the 250 million dollars in sales of domain names, all while having all email accounts associated with the website linked to another server.
Email hosting is available in a variety of ways. Email hosting can be provided by a free online service or through a paid service. Free online email hosting services often provide very basic email services and features. While paid email hosting services offer businesses and individuals the opportunity to customize what features they have on their email accounts.
Understanding the difference between web hosting and email hosting can help businesses and individuals understand which service is right for them. Just remember that according to the ICANN rules, you cannot transfer a web domain until you have held it for 60 days.