Frequently used Terms in Website and Hosting

Frequently used Terms in Website and Hosting


When going to a website what is the first thing we need? Of course the web address. The Web address is also called a domain, we have to register the domain on a hosting server. For this, we need to buy a domain name and a hosting service to run the domain. There are many domains you can choose for your website, if you are out of ideas you can visit Lean Domain Search or Website Name Generator to help you choose a name.

Most of the names are taken so you will have to come up with something that is not yet taken. You can also search for domain names available on Hostinger, HostGator, or Bluehost websites. There are many variations to domain names like .com, .in, .club, .net and much more domain extensions to choose from.


In order to run a website address or domain, we need a hosting server that is available by many hosting companies. For different types of hosting please visit the hosting page on our website. These companies also provide security, email services, database systems, size,  WordPress development suites, PHP admin, and much more that are required to run a domain properly. There are different hosting providers such as Godaddy, Hostinger, HostGator, and Bluehost all of which has amazing Backend Dashboard Interface which is very easy for even beginners to use.

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SSL (Secure Socket Layer):

When we are done with domain name registration and choosing the hosting service we need to get an SSL Certificate. SSL simply means Secure Socket layer. Ever wondered what the s in HTTPS:// stands for? It is nothing but a secure symbol to let users and search engines know your website is safe for the public and that it is safe to use. But nowadays a lot of websites use SSL Certificates so there is no saying which website is safe. But in order for us to conduct business, blogging, or any reasonable website, we need to buy an SSL Certificate.

Most hosting providers give SSL, and free domain registration for a year if we choose to go for a 2 or more year package when purchasing hosting. So it won’t be necessary to buy a separate SSL Certificate. Make sure to check all services provided before making your hosting purchase. Even if you have to pay a little extra in the beginning it is rather better than paying more later for more services that will come in handy.

Hosting Email:

We can choose an email we want when we have hosting, for instance, our support email is This can be done in the cPanel or Hosting Dashboard Area and look for of Email Accounts>> Create new. You might have to pay for a monthly email plan if your hosting provider does not offer you one.


This is the software we install on domain hosting, it allows us to edit a website visually without having to code. It is good for beginners who want to blog or create any kind of website they need. All you need to do is install WordPress from your hosting provider’s dashboard on your domain and then select a suitable theme and plugins as per your requirement. It is essential to practice so that you will have a good idea of how to install WordPress, or you can watch YouTube videos to familiarize yourself with different hosting providers’ WordPress installation techniques.


A theme refers to the design template which is pre-available on all WordPress websites. No more does anyone need to learn to code anymore, themes are easy to install and also can be brought on different websites such as Elegant Themes,  Elementor Themes, Thrive Themes, Themeforest, and more. Most themes are free and some are paid depending on the requirements of the website owner. Themes have drag and drop website builders, it comes with plugins such as Elementor, Thrive Architect, Gutenberg editor & other which helps to design pages or posts however we want.


Extensions for your WordPress come valuable with different features such as security, caching, theme essentials, and more. Each plugin has a different value which we can read before installing the plugin. This can be done by going to Plugins on your WordPress Dashboard.


Categories in Ecommerce refer to the branch head of a group of items, for example, if we want to post different blog posts about different types of furniture, furniture designs, furniture manufacturers, or more, all this has to be listed under a specific Category in the Website. Categories can also be created for Blog Posts, Menus, Pages, or Media with the right Plugin. It can also be shown in the Widget area for ease of access.


When creating a page or post we can create link words that are used to connect different blog posts with the same words. This is called a tag. These are similar to Categories but are not appropriately used in Website Menus. Tags can be listed in the widgets, footer area, or end of a blog post or page for visitors’ reference.


The backend is the Dashboard area of the  WordPress website where the Editor, Moderator, or Owner can make edits to the website. The backend has access to all customizations for themes, plugins, and everything else. The hosting server has its own Backend if the Owner wants to access the hosting services, access the database, connect new domains, and more.


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