Hosting your Website
name registration is your first step for hosting a
name registration is your first step to get your own
website with your own domain name. When I started
my real engagement in the internet and realized the
potential of the web for communication in 1999 it
took me some time to understand the mechanism of websites,
hosting websites, domains, domain hosting/ web hosting
and web hotels and the web as such.
you are rather new to establishing yourself on the
web you might have similar kinds of speculation. So
just quickly an explanation - jump it over if you
are very familiar with these basic domain matters
that are a precondition for hosting a website.
I have a name 'Jubiii' I would like
to turn into a website. Accordingly I have registered
the domain or domain name
web address of this domain or domain name is
full url or web address of the domain is
for communication the much easier formulation is www.jubiii.com
because the browsers can easily now a days translate
this shorter version of the domain address into the
fact you can reduce the address just to the domain name,
here jubiii.com because in most cases that will work,
for communication, you can use small or capital letters
in your basic domain, like
as this doesn't matter for the functionality of the
in case you want to communicate one of the pages in
a website all that comes after your domain and a slash
/ is case sensitive. This means that these two urls
will not refer to the same web page in the website:
more has to be included after the word like photos,
but that is too detailed technical information at the
you make links you will have to use the full url,
When you want to make link in an email remember to write
the full url, too, and it will turn into a hyperlink
(an active link) for the receiver of the email.
link text in a web page doesn't influence the address
so you can write best
web directory (even that isn't true!) and link to
Jubiii.com . The active link text is useful for visitors
to the website where they read the link (if the text
is true) but also to the search engines that 'spider'
or browse the web for links. They make use of the link
text to 'understand' what a website / webpage is about.
us now go back shortly to the issue of domain registration.
jubiii.com is called a 'top-domain' because it is registered
as a 'dot com' domain .com . This kind of domain is
standing for a commercial domain and was original the
commercial domains for USA. But because of the dominance
of USA in the establishing of the Internet and also
in business and commercial aspects of websites and domain
registration it has become THE top commercial domain,
top domains include
net (.net ) for domains for networks
org ( .org ) for domains for organizations
domains have a similar official status as the dot com
domains, but in practice the dot com domains are regarded
as much more important and valuable. Everyone in the
world can register one of these top domain names if
they are available and if the name isn't infringing
trademarks or other copyright restrictions. In the beginning
the annual registration cost at least 35 USD but now
it is possible to register domains for much less, see
addition to these top domains each country has at least
one national domain category. In some countries there
are restrictions to whom are allowed to register domains
in the national domain.
addition there are a number of other international domains
explained elsewhere in this website.
I say a few words about web hotels and domain hosting
I should just add an important point. You cannot buy
a domain name what ever kind of domain it is. You can
just register a domain name. This means that you pay
an annual fee to have the right to use the domain as
a name for your website and as an address on the web.
you try to register a new domain name at a domain registrar
the first thing is that the domain registrar online
check if the requested domain is available. You are
in fact checking it as this process is automated and
easily don online. If the domain is available you have
to accept some legal restrictions and conditions and
then you can register your new domain.
a website / web hotels
you have ordered = registered your new domain you
probably want to get a website online, i.e. hosting
a website of yours. (I know many are investing in
domains and just want to sit on them, but that is
another case). You can do it short time after your
domain registration or you can wait until you are
ready and have time to build your website or have
others to help you.
you need to get online is to make an arrangement with
a server that is connected to the internet. For most
people the natural choice will be to contact a company
that offers 'web hotels' or 'hosting your website'.
hotels are 'just' systems of servers connected to the
internet that make it possible for people all over the
world to write your web address (domain name) in their
web browser like Microsoft´s Explorer and ask
to see the homepage of your website.
things work ok this request will load the homepage into
the computer of the person who requested it. And from
there the person can follow the links to the other parts
of your website according to how you have constructed
you have registered your domain with a registrar your
domain hosting will be with that registrar as long as
you pay the annual fee. But you can also move the domain
hosting to another domain host.
you can have the web hotel with the same company or
you can choose to have your website hosting with another
are thousands of companies (and individuals) that offer
server space in web hotels. Your choice shouldn't only
be related to the price but too many other factors if
you are serous about your online presence. These aspects
are highlighted in other parts of DomainRegistrationHosting.
So here you just get the short version of website hosting.
am now using New
Website for the majority of my top domain websites
and it seems to work well (I started to collect them
in December 2004 and afterwards initiated the transfer
process to New
Website. But for my big photo website I am using
is now also available for multi hosting of domains and
websites and it is much cheaper, and giving lots
of space and traffice with all bells and whistles. In
the future I migh concentrate all my sites at Powweb.
aspects of chosing a webhost are: how much space you
will have for your web pages. If you mainly use text
and a few graphics 20 MB will go very far. But if you
like pictures like I do you will probably be happy with
thing is the amount of space for your uploaded files
on the server of your web host / web hotel, another
thing is if the company has limitations of the traffic
and charges you extra if the traffic surpasses the limit
of the agreement.
Website I have unlimited web space and unlimited
traffic and that is nearly too good to be true. But
until now it works just fine for my many websites even
if it price wise is a discount web hotel.
basic aspect of the quality of your web host is the
'up-time' because internet servers are delicate 'creatures'
that easily can give troubles, and if the server is
down for maintenance your website will not be visible
unless your web hotel company has a function with back
up servers that take over the duty. Immediate attention
of service technicians is equally important. Many web
hotels claim up-times of 99,9 % but that is easily to
write and more complicated for us to control.
you only go for one website you will probably also like
to make use of your website domain as the basic for
your email. All web hotels are servicing you with webmail
the above example of Jubii I could have an email like
email@example.com or in fact what ever name or letters
in front of the sign @ as I have full control of that
when I own = have registered the Jubiii.com domain.
will even purchase a specific domain to use it as a
'natural' or fun part of their personal email. I have
for example the domain breiting.com because my name
is Soren Breiting and I could therefore have a fine
personal email address mirroring my name completely
that Soren can be written in the email as soren or Soren
- it doesn't give any difference in the email address).
for your information I can tell that I am not using
firstname.lastname@example.org as my email at the moment. And if
so I should be very careful not to publish it in that
form on a webpage because some unpleasant people 'harvest'
automatically published email addresses and sell them
for others to spam us all.
to the quality of the web hotel.
service of the web hotel is very, very important. If
you have any request or problems, will they respond
quickly and adequate or do you have to wait for weeks
to get help. Is the help online or also by phone? etc.
finally do they deliver good statistics so you can follow
the success of your online efforts including helping
you will generating traffic and so on.
I mentioned I use New
Website for many, many websites because New
Website offers multiple domain hosting to a very
competitive price, and they are also having web hotel
solutions for just one website, but I haven't used this
part of their service.
a one website solution I use SiteBuild. It is lead by
the famous web entrepreneur Ken Evoy. It isn't as discounted
as New Website, seen immediately, but it is a fantastic
help to anyone who will start to get online and be sure
to avoid all the pitfalls and get a really successful
website. You get so many functions on top of your web
hotel function and they are shown here: SBI
compared to other offers.
information you get about Site Build is mainly showing
people have succeeded turning their hobby
or other interest into a good small business but
according to my experience the support Site Build It
provides is probably the best help anyone can get, to
be sure to be successful online.
the moment I am preparing to move my biggest website
A-Z Fotos over to SiteBuildIt because of the service
and many useful functions and not least because I will
then have unlimited space for my photos and unlimited
monthly traffic, too, for a very reasonably annual fee,
including the annual fee for the domain name.
without wanting the SBI solution you can learn some
basic mechanisms of online success at this overview
page of Site Build It Info centre.
about hosting a website:
on Domain Names: Multiple domain hosting, Domain parking,
Sub domains, WhoIs Record, Domain Renewal
been two years since John started his online business.
He is very much satisfied with his current web host
whose services he acquired one year ago. Today John
is relaxing in his chair and thinking about the initial
days when he spent many hours on the Internet collecting
information related to web hosting. Like him there are
many John’s out there who are in search of information
everyday, visiting this and that website hoping to find
the most illuminating advice. The problem is that common
topics of interest can be found on most of the websites
whereas other relevant issues are not dealt with everywhere.
This article is going to touch on one of those areas:
various concerns related with domain names.
is multiple domain hosting?
times you will see that a web host offers multiple domain
hosting. In simpler words it means that on buying an
account you will have the ability to get multiple websites.
For instance, if the plan provides you with five domain
names, you can use one domain for your website and you
will still have four domain names leftover to use. The
advantage of this scenario is that you can resell these
four domain names to your clients.
is Domain Parking?
you are planning to build up a website and have decided
on a name for it you then must purchase that domain
name from a domain registrar: i.e. your domain name
gets placed on a name server so that you can use it
later on. This is known as domain parking. Even if your
website content is not ready, it’s better to park
your desired domain name. Otherwise, it might be possible
that in future somebody else acquires that particular
are sub domains?
domains are ‘third level’ domains in the
sense that they are used solely to organize your website
content. They are simply folders under your root directory,
but to access them a special URL is used.
instance, http://www.m6.net is a regular URL without
a sub domain.
http://features.m6.net is an URL with the sub domain
.net: is the first level domain,
m6: is the second level domain,
features: is the third level domain
how long does a domain name belong to you?
when you register a domain name it is registered for
a minimum of one year. However, you can register it
for more years, as there is no hard and fast rule as
is Domain Renewal?
one year you need to renew your domain name so that
your website doesn’t get lost. Generally when
your domain is about to expire your domain registrar
will send you a reminder mail regarding the domain renewal.
happens when your domain name expires?
your domain name expires you can renew it within one
month. If you don’t renew it in this period it
goes into a redemption phase. It stays in this redemption
phase for 15 to 30 days before it is then available
for purchase again at a normal price. Getting a domain
name out of redemption phase is like buying fifty domains
as it can cost around $200!
to find out the owner of a domain name?
find out the owner of a domain name, use the WhoIs search
tool on the Internet .For E.g. Go to http://centralops.net/co/
and type the domain name under Domain Dossier. It will
show you the name of the registrant/domain’s owner/web
is WhoIs record for domain names?
record is a domain name search engine/Internet program
where users can enter an Internet entity (e.g. a domain,
a network, some hosts) and it will give detailed information
on the domain registrar, the owner of the domain, and
respective DNS records.
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you see, hosting a website is a simple as well as
a rather complicated issue to deal woith. I hope this
website will be a good and independent guide for you
for your urgent search for 'hosting a website' of