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All websites need to be hosted somewhere. This can be on your computer (or personal server) or on someone else’s server.

The host computer (or server) needs to be able to be found by other computers on the internet. In fact, every computer already has a ‘domain’ of sorts…it’s the IP address but since this is usually just a string of numbers it’s hard to remember.

So domain names were invented…they are, in effect, shortcuts. Easy to remember addresses which, when accessed, take you to that specific IP.

That a very rough and highly simplistic guide to domains (any inacccuracies are acknowledged). leverages your Dropbox account. It allows a folder in your Dropbox account (which is linked to the same folder on your computer) t operate as a virtual server.

It’s very handy for demos and test but I would not say it’s a platform for commercial websites.