Domain Name System takes your Domain and converts it to IP address (126.96.36.199). Think of it as a zip code, it identifies country, state & city.
Doesn't matter how much you've paid for your domain, how many hours you've spent creating your site. If your customers can't find your site, you don't exist.
SSL Encryption prevents data theft and tampering. It scrambles (encrypt) the information and protects the the flow of data from your website to the clients.
For your website to work, the @host record needs to point to the hosting shared IP address.
Your email provider defines the settings to add to the MX fields & the type (POP, IMAP) is added as CNAME.
Domain ownership is verified using a DNS TXT fields.
BuiltWith discover how your site is built.
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Sucuri Free website security check & malware scan
At the end of the day we're joking-around with a glass of wine & I'm telling Kirk & Kat...that all I do is UnF*ck websites. Now don't get me wrong, I love the challenge! But most if not all of the problems that I come across could have been an easy fixed IF they had kept their website apps current or could put their hands on a recent back-up.
A few more glasses of wine (ok the whole bottle) and Ta-Da! We've got a domain name and ready to create a website.
Hope you enjoy the site!