Every website that you visit consists of a domain name and a web host. The easiest way to picture it is to think of the domain name as the address and the hosting as the physical building.
When you’re browsing the web and you type in a URL (i.e. https://www.verbosec.com), your web browser basically queries that domain name (i.e. verbosec.com) and asks it where the website is hosted. The browser then loads up the contents that are stored there.
Can I transfer my website to Starhost?
Yes - and we actively encourage it! It doesn't matter if you have one site or 50, our expert migration team is ready to help make your transition to Starhost a breeze! Not using one of these hosts? No worries, all of our plans still include one or more free premium migrations. Our staff will do everything they can to help you to make the transfer - and we’ll do it free of charge!!
How does hosting work?
Your website is basically a collection of files and (in most cases) database that are served up to your visitors as they browse around it.
When you sign up on Starhost, you’ll receive login details to access your hosting account’s admin panel. Using our control panel you can carry out basic hosting management, monitor resource usage, create email addresses and install content management systems (CMSs) like WordPress.
Can I buy Hosting without a domain name?
Yes, you can. If you want to, you can purchase domain names from elsewhere and point it to your server with Starhost. If you want to keep your domain name and your website hosting together under a single provider — which we’d recommend for convenience and easier troubleshooting — then you can also transfer an existing domain name to Hostinger. Just get in touch and let us know!