Web Hosting and Domain Name Registration
Web Hosting Explained
If you don’t know what a web host is, you should probably think of it as your ‘premises’ on the web.
On the Internet, each web page you look at is a combination of files, text and images. For your website to work, you need to store your web pages somewhere where everyone can reach them. Your web host provides you with some space on one of their computers (called servers), and you ‘host’ any web pages you want the public to see in this area.
Of course, before you can get up and running, you’ll need a Domain Name so that people can find your site.
Domain Names Explained
Computers on the Internet identify each other through numeric names called IP Addresses. We create Domain Names for our sites so that humans can easily remember the site address. When registering a domain name, most people use their name/their company name, e.g. Scribble Designs = www.scribbledesigns.co.uk
Some companies are more inventive with domain names. B&Q famously registered www.diy.com and Boots use www.wellbeing.com.
Whatever you choose, your domain name will identify your website and also your email addresses. If the web host is the shop premises, the domain name is the big sign outside your door. Choose your domain name carefully!
Scribble Hosting With Media Temple
We have recently become resellers for Media Temple hosting and are able to offer a fantastic range of hosting services at an all-inclusive yearly rate of £90.00. Contact us for more information or to set up an account.
Dreamhost are hosts for the Scribble Designs website and blog. They are an extremely full-featured web host and very reasonably priced. Dreamhost are a popular choice for blog hosting.
1&1 Internet provide a wide range of hosting packages. At the smaller end of the scale, they can register a domain name for your and give you a basic email package. They also offer a tiered range of hosting packages, both on Linux and Microsoft IIS platforms.
We mostly use 1&1′s Microsoft Hosting packages when we are developing custom .NET websites for clients.