Something bugging me for a long time!

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  1. LadyEagle

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    OK, I've got a handle on HTML, even Java Script. Backgrounds, fonts, etc., gifs, jpgs, and midi files. (Oh, Lord, did it take a long time to figure it all out--before I knew you could cheat!) :D :D

    But here's the problem...I've always used free web space offered by somebody for all my many pages! :eek:

    Can somebody explain how this works:

    If I buy my Domain Name, are the Internic fees included?

    OK, once I have that, once I create from Front Page on my Desk Top, how do I get that loaded to my Domain Name? :eek:

    How does all this work?

    And what If I want to modify later?

    And what is the difference between the domain name and the ISP #?

    Will somebody go thru this step by step in simple terms so I can understand it? Pretty please?

    Hate to sound soooooooooo dumb, but this stuff has bugged me for a long time & now I feel better getting this off my shoulders! :D (sigh) :D
     
  2. LindaB

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    Hi there
    Ok here goes, step by step!

    Can somebody explain how this works:

    If I buy my Domain Name, are the Internic fees included?
    yes, the internic fee is the domain registration fee. never pay over 15.oo there are way to many cheaper alternatives

    OK, once I have that, once I create from Front Page on my Desk Top, how do I get that loaded to my Domain Name?
    you need to purchase webspace with the domain name, the people that supply the webspace give you access via Front Page to edit your site.Front page then connects to the place you bought your webspace from using the supplied login, and you are set from there. Id be happy to talk you thru that whole process when you need it. You must make sure that the people you buy hosting from support front page extensions. Id be happy to help you decide and evaluate a good webhost too.

    How does all this work?

    And what If I want to modify later?
    to modify your site..using front page, to modify a domain name, very difficult!

    And what is the difference between the domain name and the ISP #?
    the ISP is/are the people that get you online (internet service provider) a domain name is a webaddress that gives you an 'online' address.

    Hate to sound soooooooooo dumb, but this stuff has bugged me for a long time & now I feel better getting this off my shoulders
    your are not being dumb, how can you learn of you dont ask? thats what we are here for!
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    so to condense:
    ISP: gets you online (like msn/juno/earthlink or whomever)
    Domain Name is an address on the internet.
    webspace is basically you renting space on the internet so you can have a 'house' at your address.
    Front Page is a great program to start with, it does everything. When the time comes I will help you with that process of how to connect to your new 'home'
    I hope that helped!!
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    There are many good webhosts (people that rent space) out there, Id be happy to help you find one within your budget. Many if not all of them also provide the 'address' for you as well

    SGIC
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  3. Don

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    MY PLEASURE! WELCOME TO "INTRO TO WEB SITES" (short version)

    First, think of the internet as a library.

    Now, in any library, you've got shelves. On those shelves are books. And each book has a title.

    Shelf = web host.
    Book = web site (pages).
    Title = domain name.

    Here's what happens: You buy a title (domain name). You can do this yourself; I personally prefer www.simpleurl.com at $12 a year, and you can buy one year at a time. However, looks like www.godaddy.com offers them for $8.95 a year.

    Now you buy shelf space (a web host).

    A lot of the web hosts will offer you a deal to pay for your domain name at the same time you buy web hosting service (pay for your title and shelf space all at once). Knocks out the first two steps with one stone.

    So once you pay for the shelf space and the title, you're set. All you need to do now is create the book (web pages) and load them to the web host.

    Make sense?

    Some things to watch out for: If you go through Verisign/Network Solutions or register.com, they'll charge you $35 a year, and they usually want two years up front. Network Solutions is very, very underhanded: They don't believe you're actually buying the domain name; they believe you're renting it from them. They reserve the right to pretty much do with your domain name whatever they want to.

    Read the fine print with your web hosting service. If you're paying for your domain name in addition to your web hosting, there may be an extra "hidden" charge or two. Make sure you understand what you're going to get from them, too. My web hosting service completely cut off cgi scripting last November, because someone on their server had some unsecure code that allowed the Nimbda virus to infect the whole server. Everyone's web site was down for two weeks, and when they returned, we all lost the ability to do e-mail programming, guestbooks and message forums, etc. (one of the main reasons I've been looking for other web hosting services).

    As a suggestion: Look at www.crossspot.com They're currently offering 300megs of web hosting space, cgi scripting, MySQL (if you're into database driven web pages), and PHP--all for $50 a year (including the cost of the domain name; if you already have a domain name, it's $35).

    [ June 12, 2002, 11:51 PM: Message edited by: Don ]
     
  4. LindaB

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    Hi Again
    I didnt know I was allowed to recommend sites! A note about go daddy, ive had three clients that chose them and had lot of problems with the uptime and the customer service
    the easiest host i have found is powweb.com very easy to use, and sign up, significant discounts for yearly prepay, and even if no prepay its only 7.77 a month. plus free domain name. cant go wrong, and Ive had great experiences with them , I have several clients on that host.
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    another host, christian young man pjlhosting.com 50.00 a yr, 500megs of space. domain names Im not sure, 15.00 maybe
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    I offer hosting and domain registration as well but it is not for the beginner, has a complicated admin panel and is designed for 'super users'
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    so i recommend powweb, perfect for the beginner and intermediate user, though it has the ability to go to super user as well!
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    Linda
     
  5. LadyEagle

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    Thanks for your help! [​IMG] Now I hope this thread gets archived or put in the Library so it won't get lost! [​IMG]
     

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