Hosting Domain vs. Hosting Website

There is a difference between who hosts your domain and hosts your website. Sometimes this can be the same company, most of the time it is not. 

  • Domain:  Your domain is the the actual URL that you bought, so that you can have your site on the internet.
  • Domain Hosting: You bought your domain from a company and that company usually hosts your domain. 

Examples of domain hosts: GoDaddy, Network Solutions, Enom, etc... These companies can host your domain and host your website.  The Web Shop Manager platform hosts and then manages your actual website. 

Don't know where your domain is being hosted? Great tool is: whois.com.  Just enter in your full domain in the upper right search bar and it will tell you all the hosting information about your website.