A web host is an organization you pay (usually monthly), to host your website content. It is common for organizations to offer domain name registration and web hosting as a bundled package. However, you can use a different organization for each.
Registering with a web host can feel overwhelming. Confirm that the web host offers features you need now, and ones that allow you to grow. A good way to confirm if a web hosting organization is legitimate is to look them up in the WHOIS directory and read online reviews.
Pointing Your Domain Name to Your Web Host
Opting to have a different organization act as your web host means that you will need to point your domain name to your web host. This will ensure when people type in your domain name they are directed to your website (Web host).
This process involves entering your web host server information into your domain name registrar's settings. Your domain name registrar will be able to provide you with additional assistance if required.