If you are looking to develop a new website for your dental practice, we're going to ask for these 3 important things to help you build that website:
- Domain name
Your focus is dental care, not websites. What do these terms even mean? What is their purpose?
You’ll find the answers you’re looking for regarding domains, hosting, and FTP below, in addition to answers to other questions you might not have considered. Our goal is for you to enter the process of building a successful new website with confidence and understanding, so you can make the best decisions for your digital marketing that will elevate the success of your practice.
What’s a Domain Name?
If you know what a URL is, then you also know what a domain name is, as they are one and the same. The domain name is the unique signifier/address you purchase for your website so that it can be easily searched for and found through Google and other search engines. Domain names can be purchased through a variety of registrars, such as GoDaddy, Bluehost, Domain.com, and DreamHost.
Other Important Questions About Domains
Here are some other answers about domains that can help you better understand how they work and why they’re important for your website.
What About Hosting?
Website hosting allows your dental practice to carve out a place for itself online to build a presence and reach more people. Your website is hosted on a server, which also holds all your website’s images, content, and other assets. Without hosting, your website is inaccessible.
What Does FTP Stand For?
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. We use this tool to upload all of your website’s files to your new website hosting account so your website will be fully visible and accessible online.