Right now I have several web sites that are maintained on free places (with very very long web addresses), but the popup ads are so many and so annoying lately that I've considered my own domain name. So... can someone explain to me in baby steps (since I know nothing about this) what the deal is? Also a good Christian web host & does that include the domain name & what fees can I expect to pay? Etc. IOW, I know nothing so would appreciate any advice in newbie simple language without technical terms, LOL. I don't know the difference between a gigabyte and megabyte, etc. Questions: What does a web host do? Who puts your site on the server and what server? How do you get your existing pages redirected to your new domain name? What's the difference between a domain name and an IP address? (see I know some terms, but don't understand them, LOL) Is there a fee you pay once, every month, annually, or what? Can you copy your existing pages onto the domain and how do you get them there from your desktop? Can someone explain how all this works, like how does it get from my computer to your computer in cyberspace, it is through satellite or what? And how do you know if the company you are using is legitimate? Are there Christian companies that do all these things? Any advice, suggestions, links, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Whew!