Getting online - DNS, Domains and hosting

The files that make up your website need to exist somewhere the internet can access. This could be your own computer but then it would need to stay online 24/7. Not ideal. And there are tons of people doing this so you don’t have to.


DNS & Domains


  • Shared vs dedicated hosting
  • Requirements
  • Static only

S3 + Cloudfront AWS vs S3 Firebase Heroku Divshot Webfaction Digital Ocean Mediatemple

What is DNS

Why do I need a server?

Shared hosting.

Virtual server

Dedicated server