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Difference in Hosting, Server and Domain

When you want to do business, start a blog, or whatever your reason for creating a website, you need to know the terms related to the website so that you don't misunderstand. Some terms like hosting, server, and domain you will often hear when you want to make up to manage a website. So, what's the difference between hosting, server, and domain?

The difference in Hosting, Server and Domain


Hosting is a place to store data on a website. Hosting is placed on a server. Although they both hold data, the difference is hosting with a server, the server has a hard disk, RAM to the processor, the shape and size are adjusted to be stored on a rack server.

There are several types of hosting that you can understand, two of which are shared hosting and cloud hosting. Shared hosting is a type of affordable hosting that is used by several websites at once. This means that the hosting you use is on a server that is also used by other people so that the website speed is shared by other users.

In addition, there is also what is called cloud hosting, which is hosting that is stored on a server and connected via cloud-based internet. Therefore, the number of servers used can be more than one server so that when a problem occurs, other servers connected to the internet can be a temporary backup until the problem is complete.

At Cloud Inakri, we use internet-based hosting, aka cloud hosting, so you can get a website up-time guarantee of up to 100% for whatever hosting package you want. In addition, if you buy a Warrior Package for at least a year, you can at the same time enjoy premium themes and plugins!

Broadly speaking, when you rent a hosting service, then what you get is a data storage service that will be used for your websites, such as data in the form of text, video, audio, images, files, and others. Now, let's find out what type of hosting is right for you, from here.

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A server is a computer system that provides certain services in a single computer network. Its function is to perform software functions that control access to enter the network and the resources contained therein. The server must always be stored in a data center that is supported by complete facilities so that the server machine can work optimally when accessed from all over the world and not easily damaged so that it can last a long time.

Broadly speaking, the server will work when there is a request from the client. The client in question is you when accessing the internet through a browser. The reason is, when you use the internet, you can't help but also access the website, whether it's,, and so on. After that, the server will send information to your device according to what you are looking for.


A domain is a name that has been determined and regulated by a domain name management body which in Indonesia is regulated by the Indonesian Internet Domain Name Manager (PANDI). If a website is like a house, then the domain is the home address that contains the "geographic address" of the house which in this context addresses the IP address (IP address).

When you pay for a domain name, you can only rent it every year. You have to ask permission to use the domain you are using. But on Inakri Cloud, you can get a free domain name goodbye. Find out more information from here!


After reading the explanation about the differences in hosting, server, and domain above, try to remember again where is the place to store data on your website? Remember, after having a domain, you still need to request a hosting account in order to publish the website.

However, compiling choosing hosting for a website, arranging this hosting secures speed and security, so that you don't have to complain about problems with the website so that your website can always be relied upon. Psst, it would be better if your hosting provider is ready to help you every day for 24 hours. I hope this article helps!

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Miko Martunus merupakan nama seorang anak yang terus berusaha agar lebih baik dan lebih baik lagi. Hobi dan suka dengan teknologi.

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