What are domains & web servers, and why you need both.

If you’ve ever wondered “what are domains” and “how are they different from web servers”, then this post is for you! It is my strong belief that the more we can understand technology, the better we’ll be able to use it for good in the world.

In today’s video I show you a visual explanation of domains and hosting servers. You should watch this quick video if you’ve:

  • Ever wondered why you need a domain name registrar
  • Ever asked yourself how come you are paying two different companies to have a web site
  • Ever been confused about domain forwarding, DNS servers, and more…

What are domains & web servers

If you enjoyed this quick video outlining the differences between domains and hosts, you’ll love my Getting Techy With It weekly videos, called The Cue. Sign up for free and get access to the first four videos instantly.

Before you buy a domain name, read this!

If you’re considering buying a domain name and setting up a web site, you need to know how to name your business or blog first. It’s no fun setting up a web site on one topic and realizing that your audience responds better to another topic, or that you prefer writing about something else.

Of course, the good news is that you can always forward one domain onto another if that happens!

Still not clear on what are domains or web servers? Ask me in the comments!

I’d be happy to answer your domains and web hosting questions in the comments below, so hop to it!


  1. Mónica Mendoza on January 25, 2013 at 8:44 am

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    • Nathalie Lussier on January 25, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Hi Monica!

      Yes absolutely, I have a training program that does exactly what you need – and you don’t need to know HMTL to use it to create a website. Check it out here: