There are several components (Domain vs Hosting) that make up your website, similar to real business is created. The following explains each component from a hosting perspective to help you understand why they are separate things.
Your Website domain name is your address and identity on the internet. The domain host, also called a registrar, acts much like your local government. And controls the license and ownership of this name and where to find the associated website.
Your domain has a periodic cost or license fee that is separate from any website or email service you use.
Several companies offer stand-alone domain name registration. This allows you to secure a domain name without purchasing hosting services. Some website hosting companies combine these services to allow you to more easily manage. Both your domain and your website, but it is important to understand that they are actually separate (Domain vs Hosting).
By keeping your domain registered at a “neutral” registrar, you can choose any web host or email service. Anytime you want without the delays and costs associated with transferring. That domain registration to different domain hosts. It will not allow you to host a website or utilize email services with your domain.
Website hosting provides a powerful server, constantly connected to the internet with several high-speed connections and which often offers a specific website software. The server is managed by the hosting company. So you don’t worry about server maintenance, upgrades and configuration (Domain vs Hosting). Envato Hosted is one such web host which specializes in WordPress websites.
By configuring your domain settings at your domain host, you can direct all traffic to your domain name to your website on Envato Hosted. Your domain is the signpost (Domain vs Hosting).
In addition to WordPress, your web space is 5GB of file space you are free to use via a file manager (Domain vs Hosting) or FTP client, just like any web host.
Your website itself is the software and files on your web host that make up the display and content people see when they visit your domain.
Email is another common service offered both (Domain vs Hosting) domain registrars and web hosting companies. Envato Hosted does not host the email inbox, so you will need to use your registrar’s email service. And a 3rd party service like Google G Suite if you would like an email address/inbox. That uses your domain name. From there, Envato Hosted can easily configure WordPress. So it knows (Domain vs Hosting) where to find your inbox when accepting email through things like contact forms.