[24hoursupport] Re: how do i set up a web site?

  • From: Fuzzy Logic <fuzzymo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 15:05:32 -0500

Ron, that was one of the clearest, most concise explanations I've seen
for setting up one's own domain. Very well stated.


On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 19:24:45 +0000, chizotz@xxxxxxxxx <chizotz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> OK, here are the basics.
> There are two issues here. First, you must register your domain. Second, you
> must get a host.
> Registering your domain is where you find out if "www.johndoe.org" or whatever
> is available. Someone else may have already registered the domain name you
> want. Once you determine a domain name that you both want to own and is
> available, you must register the domain name and pay a fee. The fee must be
> paid again periodically to maintain your ownership of the domain, I believe
> you can pay either yearly or every other year. I think I have a domain fee
> payment coming up soon myself.
> Once you have registered a domain name, you have to find a hosting company to
> host your site. This is the company that provides the server space, server-
> side software, and bandwidth necessary to make your new domain available on
> the Internet. Typically, hosting companies also provide you with email service
> so that you can have a "john@xxxxxxxxxxx" email address.
> Many hosting companies offer a way to do everything you need to do all at
> once. For example, http://www.bluedomino.com is the hosting company I use for
> my hosting of http://www.nibec.com (which I have done almost nothing with, but
> the support pages for this email list are there).
> I've been pretty happy with my hosting service, but there are many many others
> out there. I have the basic plan that costs me right at $10 a month for
> hosting. When I did the research myself a couple of years ago, BlueDomino was
> the best deal I could find. I don't know if that's still true.
> That should get you started :)
> Ron
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