Does all this technobabble seem like a load of gobbledygook? Well fear no more brave traveller, for the path shall be revealed to you right now, or rather just a couple of lines below.
In very basic terms your domain name (URL) is the name of your website, for example right now you are on the Digital Sprinkles website, and the domain name is www.digitalsprinkles.com pretty simple right?
Your host, or web host, is where your website lives. Your website has quite a lot of information, pictures, videos and all the other awesome content you have placed on it, this is all stored somewhere, and that storage is being taken care of by your host.
Your domain and host are closely related but are two different things, as such your domain can be registered with one company and a different company can be hosting your site, or both could be taken care of by the same company, the choice is yours.
Now that you are ready to register your domain name and pick a host you may want to check out our very useful article on how to do just that, said article can be found right here.