Hosting involves placing your website content on special computers, called servers, that are continually connected to high speed Internet and let people from all over the world access them.
Along with a hosting account, you get a domain name, like yourportfolio.com. This works as an address for people to be able to access your files on the hosting servers.
A hosting account and domain name work together to let you upload, display and access your online content.
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If you are just signing up for HostGator hosting service then you have an option to register a domain at the time of sign up process. Just enter the domain name in the domain name field. HostGator then checks for the availability of the domain name and will give you the options like following.
HostGator currently charges $12.95 for one year of domain registration. If you also want the domain privacy then you will have to pay extra $9.95 per year.
When you complete the signup process for webhosting, your domain name is also registered.