Some terms you might want to know
DNS - or Domain Name Server - The computer that will handle
the domain name and the DNS numbers associated with that domain name. example
of dns #'s - 123.45.678.9
DOMAIN NAME - the web address
viewers will enter into the web browser to view a website. (i.e.
www.deasweb.com) Domain names must be payed for each month or a year
or at a time.
Internet Hosting Company or ISP - the company that will keep
your website online 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Someone out there
a computer "server" running constantly to keep web sites online.
I recommend www.cedant.com
Hosting Packages - The differant packages a host company provides
for differant web site needs. Big e-commerce sites use the bigger plans
like "advanced" and "webmaster. The average web site usually
uses the "basic" or "starter" or "standard" plan
and gets 1 - 15 email accounts.
ISP - Internet Service Provider - the cable, phone company or
whomever provides your connection to the internet.
"No to little Scroll" Rule - The
viewer of a website should not have to scroll far downward or back
to view a website.
WC3 Compliant - The
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium
where Member organizations,
staff, and the public work together to develop interoperable technologies
(specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to
its full potential.*
*quoted from The World Wide Web Consortium website.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING YOUR:
DOMAIN NAME = www.your_domain_name.com; org; net; tv;
info; biz; us ...
HOSTING PACKAGE = ie Who
is going to keep your website online 24/7
STEP ONE: Go to www.godaddy.com and purchase a domain name. (if
you would like for me to help you come up with a domain name, please
feel free to ask.) Now, purchase a domain name for either one year or
two years. For first-time web sites, I recommend just one year for a
I Recommend GoDaddy because they are reliable, well backed up and not pricey.
STEP TWO: As you are signing up for the domain name, sign up for
a hosting package. I recommend the "basic" hosting package
unless your website is going to consist of 30 or more pages or a
heavy shopping cart.
STEP THREE: Tell Cedant to email your webdesigner with
the necessary information for building your web site. This information
is 1) the
IP address 2) username 3) password 4) FTP information or have it
forwarded to me as soon as you receive it from GoDaddy.
You can cut and paste the following into your request for a package
send me firstname.lastname@example.org
the IP address, username, password, FTP information and any other data
she will need to create my website and/or email(s) once my account
set up. Thank you.
FOUR: Pay for the domain and hosting
You can pay for your hosting by the month which means they will debit
your credit card monthly or you can pay for
it for one or
two years at a time. The domain will cost anywhere from $3 - $20 a
year to keep
registered and the hosting will cost from $40 and up a year.
desire a shopping cart, I will use www.mals-e.com to set it up.
It is free unless you choose to have them process your online payments
and then it is $6 a month. With Mals-e, if in the future, you wish to
change hosting companies, your shopping cart will move with you and with
no down time. That is why I love