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The Wonders of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)---Part I

PEDRO or POT, he’s a village boy and a grandmother's product. A man of many worlds. He’s a writer, blogger and shares his Stories Online.


How Websites Enable Us to Fulfil Our Dreams.

Historically, the World Wide Web has been a popular technology platform globally.

A web portal is a location where web documents and other web resources are available via a web browser or recent, web-based applications.

The Web has transformed people's lives like no other technology. Internet users (in their billions) use it as their primary method of communication.

A web resource may be any downloaded file. Websites are documents linked together by hypertext links based on the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

In HTML, hyperlinks with URLs are embedded in texts, letting users navigate to other web pages.

Additionally, to text, web pages may contain images, videos, audio, and software components, either displayed or ran in the browser to render these pages.

A website comprises several web resources with a common theme and usually under the same domain name.

Websites are kept in computers run on web servers and respond to requests over the internet from web browsers on computers used by end-users.

User-generated content or publisher-supplied content can both be included on a website. In addition to providing information and entertainment, websites also serve commercial and governmental purposes.

In its initial form, the Internet served as a document management system. HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the method used to transfer information from the Web to applications so that users can access it.

Essential Elements of the World Wide Web (WWW).

Before talking about HTML and CSS, it's necessary to brush up on essential yet straightforward topics such as domain names, URLs, significance,

and differences.

Setting up your business online is critical to growing your brand beyond your brick-and-mortar location. Your business online also helps reach a larger audience.

Moreover, knowing the differences between your materials before laying the foundation of your online presence allows you to decide better what's suitable for your brand.

In addition, you can get the most accurate right-to-the-point expert advice and assistance.

Domain Name, What's Is It?

Domain name is the raison d'être, the purpose, and the manner by which everything can be easily found on the internet.

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Your domain name sets up the foundation for your business so your target audience can find you online.

The website address is what customers use to find your business online and the name they type into search engines.

Domain names were designed as a substitute for replacing the website's Internet Protocol (IP) address—a unique sequence of numbers showing the hosting server of each website—. But names are preferable because it’s much easy to remember than dealing with random numbers.


What Is a URL?

The universal resource locator (URL) appears in the address bar at the top of a page. Your computer's information to find a page, image, or document on a website is in this field.

A domain name is included in the URL, but a URL isn't the same as a domain. The whole string of characters you type in your browser takes you to the site you wish to view.

Computers typically begin reading from a file when they are powered up.

Usually, a computer starts reading from the prefix:

  • The letters.COM, also known as a top-level domain (TLD). Then,
  • would move left to include the domain name ( to find the right website. Once it locates the servers where the website is hosted,
  • it checks the characters after the TLD, in this case, the (‘/domains/’) to locate the right web page to display.

In this case, the HTTPS protocol stands for Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol. A protocol tells your computer to read all the following information as hypertext in computing. This logical link language uses hyperlinks, or logical links, between different nodes on the web page.

Everyone and not Just Web Experts Should Understand How Your Domain Name, ULR, and Website Work.

If you know how your domain name, URL, and website (all work together to drive traffic to your business, it is like learning the essential functions of the systems whin your house, something like replacing a burnt bulb.

Although you can rely on professionals in case of crisis, knowing the basics will make it easier to explain issues to experts or fix minor issues on your own to get back to work quickly.)

Your website may not be displaying correctly on your domain if the following reasons apply:

  • If a domain name server (DNS) is not correctly mapped, then this means
  • Domain and website aren't properly synchronized and cannot communicate.
  • Your registrar account and website provider should ensure your domain is correctly pointed to your website. If this doesn't work, you may need to contact your web host.
  • If the problem persists, contact customer support.

The Website Is Where Your Business Lives Online.

Your domain is your address online, and a URL leads people to your front door, but your website is the actual house where your business lives. While the tools for building your website vary, whatever you build needs to be pointed to your domain, so the links between them can connect.

If your website is not correctly displaying on your domain, the reason/s might likely be one of these:

  • An improperly mapped to the right Domain Name Server (DNS), which means
  • Your domain and website aren’t adequately synced and can’t talk to each other.
  • Check to ensure your domain is accurately pointed to your website through your registrar account and website provider. If the website is still not showing,
  • Contact customer support if the problem persists, and they should be able to get you back online.

Ensure Your Business Is Secure Online with the Right Tools.

To build an audience that will sustain your new business idea, you need a solid online foundation.

Understanding the differences between a domain name, a URL, and a website will help you run your business more efficiently and give you more options when deciding what's suitable for your brand.

It may take some part of your time and money, no doubt. But it would be a time and money well spent because of the knowledge you stand to get and how much that knowledge could be to defend your business.

With that I say happy reading and thanks!

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.


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