Websites vs. Domain Names

We often have clients asking us to explain the difference between websites vs. domain names. It can get confusing! So, we decided to write a blog post about it!

In short, your ministry or mission organization needs both a website and a domain name. You can’t have one without the other!

What’s a website?

A website is a place where all of your files are hosted (or stored).

Files may consist of images, text, and any other relevant information you choose to have on your website. Websites are hosted on services such as GoDaddy or Ionos.

Generally, a website host costs around $10/month depending on the complexity of your website.

Once you have a website, you can then create a domain name!

What’s a domain name?

A domain name is a URL address. In other words, this is how visitors and clients find your website. Typically, it includes the name of your organization or ministry.

For example, our website domain name is

A domain name can be purchased with your website hosting package or purchased separately for an additional fee. Domain names can be purchased from a variety of places such at Ionos and Godaddy. These typically cost around $50/year.

How TECH Can Help You

If you are a new ministry, or if you are looking to grow your mission organization, TECH Team can help you every step of the way! We desire to help you communicate your ministry with quality tools at low cost as you seek to glorify God and make disciples of Jesus Christ.

This includes designing websites!

To learn more about how TECH Team Advantage can come alongside your ministry or mission organization to help you continue spreading the Good News, CLICK HERE: