Domain Registration and Web Hosting are two different sets of work and quite apart. Domain Registration, on one hand, is
registering for an IP Address. It gives you a name for a particular IP Address and then you could design your website on this domain. Web Hosting, on the opposite hand, is the actual website functioning, where a server is being provided to the web master by the host. And, then all the files and databases are being stored on this server, and your website becomes active. It also helps in publicizing and advertising your website on various Ad networks. Though, both of them are different yet related. They are similar to the two sides of a single coin, distinct yet inseparable.
Now, we must understand how they are related.
The basic need is the website first. So, we must have to have a domain and the website ready. Once it is done, we can web host the site. So, the first step is the domain registration, and the next is web hosting.
There are two methods of doing this job. The first is to buy a domain name from a different dealer and a web host from a different one. And, the second is to buy both the domain and the server from the same dealer. Both the ways are used in the market in accordance with the wants of the user.
But, it is desirable to do web hosting and domain registration together. This is helpful as it simplifies the work by the web master. Keeping the record of both the domain as well as the server under one login credentials is must better than having two. Also, it strengthens the bond between the server and the client making the process more happening, accurate and faster.
There are situations when a user bought a domain name but didn’t register for web hosting. There is a gap between the website development and the actual website being displayed online. People usually find it better to upload the final website rather than the one in progress. But, it is proved to be better to do both the web hosting and domain creation together as it helps the web maker to realize the real time bugs, errors and requirements. Thus, it is always desirable to do both these works together.
There are few people who register the domain at a site distinct from that of the web host. It too has its advantages and disadvantages. Advantage being, what if you got a discontentment with the web host. You could easily shift your domain to a different host. It would have been difficult if the domain and the host were together. And, drawback being, a much complex record of credentials.
Every method, every approach has an affirmative and negative point, it is the need of the user which decides which approach to select. Thus, every method is a good one in its way and could be used as per the requirements.