Hosting Easy Explains the basics
Do you need a website domain name?
If you own a business or plan to do business online with a website,
you will want to purchase and use a domain name. A domain name is also
referred to as a
URI. If you are in business on the web you will need an easily
identifiable domain name that you can take with you from one host to
the next as your web hosting needs change. You should use a .com extension
for your domain name suffix if you are a commercial business. If you
are a charity or non profit organization you should use a .org extension.
Domain names are relatively cheap to purchase and own at an average
of $12 a year (some companies charge more or less). Having your own
business or personal web site address might have other advantages later
on as the ability to get your favorite name decreases.
To check prices and availability for your domain name or website address
Before we move on to website hosting services
and website building software, lets take a quick look at how the World
Wide Web or internet works. The internet or World Wide Web is the second
most popular part of the Internet. Email is by far the most popular
and recognized and used feature of the Internet. All Internet
traffic flows through service lines and is made possible by a never
ending worldwide network of advanced computers called servers.
Individual Websites consist of what is called root files or folders
just like the folders and documents on your computer hard drive. Some
of the basic file extensions for a website document is .htm or .html
(hyper text markup or hyper text markup language). Other advanced extensions
are .asp, .cfm, .jsp, etc. Either of these extensions identifies
your file as a web document. When you click on a web link or hyperlink
(also known as a URL or Uniform Resource Locator) in a web page or email
document, your computer sends a message through your ISP (internet service
provider) to ‘lookup’ the IP (Internet Protocol) number of that URL
or website address hidden in the code behind whatever you just clicked
All web addresses are assigned IP numbers by the website host (where
the pages are parked or stored on a server). The URL request first
travels to a DNS server (Domain Name Server), which has a list of the
domain names of every website in the world and their corresponding individual
IP numbers. The DNS server forwards the request to the actual physical
location of our web server (where your www.nameofmysite.com is located).
After the request arrives at the web server for that particular website
the extended parts of the URL tells the web server the exact path to
that file. Then it is read by your browser,
opera etc, and then
presented to you for easy viewing.
In this roundup:
Firefox In the space of a roughly a year, Firefox
has gone from relative obscurity to being the second most popular browser
in the world. And the recent 1.5 update makes the nimble browser even
better. Firefox is slim but full-featured, and a lot of the features
in IE7 clearly take their cues from the open-source browser.
Internet Explorer We're guessing you're probably
familiar already with the world's most popular Web browser. Love it
or hate it, IE commands somewhere around 80 percent of the market. IE6
is becoming quite long in the tooth, however, and lacks some of the
convenient features included in the other browsers.
Search Marketing Basics of getting website visitors
Hosting Easy helps you get the most out of your advertising
investment with Sponsored Search. Benefits of sponsored search include:
Expert recommendation: A Sponsored Search specialist reviews your site
and makes recommendations based on your budget and traffic objectives.
Full control: Ability to submit specific terms, budget considerations
and site focus areas when creating your personalized proposal.
Professionally Written Listings: With your recommendations in mind,
we select search terms, write titles and descriptions and recommend
Customized Reports: Your proposal includes search listings that are
highly customized, persuasive and meet the Sponsored Search relevancy
Fast Turnaround: Setup a customized marketing campaign in lees than
20 minutes on your own or with assistance in a few days.
Free Addition of Tracking URLs: The tracking URLs will enable you to
see source of traffic by keyword coming from Sponsored Search.
Yahoo! Sponsored Search lists your business on top sites like Yahoo!,
AltaVista and CNN.
Colocation facilities: which
provide just the Internet connection and climate control, but let the
client do his own system administration; the most expensive
Dedicated hosting service: dedicated server, or managed hosting
Internet hosting where the client leases an entire server not shared.
This is more flexible than shared hosting, as clients have full control
over the servers, operating system, hardware, etc.
Typically, resellers are web consultants, web designers, web developers,
or system integration company who resell web hosting services to complement
their other range of services.
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