Hi valuable visitors and members !
Ok, like everyone else who just started to explore all about internet, there are times where we don’t have a clear idea of what is really a Domain and what’s the different of :-
2. Web Hosting
3. Website ( be it a blog, forum or just a personal web page … …etc )
( to those all seasoned webmasters, this is very simple as it is, so please pardon us the newbies here )
To those who are very raw/new/totally lost… …etc , and first time “getting to know all this”, I understand what you are into ! All those could sometime caused us getting into unclear picture. No problem at all dude, let me try to put them into very simple and plain words.
MyWebsiteForTheFirstTime.com ( this is for explanation purpose, website might not exist at this moment of time )
Having more control instead of a plain dead webpage.
More options and freedom to build our own website, more control on “how it should be” …etc
Most of us don’t have a clear idea of this when we first started. We simply just wanted to build our very own first webiste. But we don’t want to use those free webpage like yahoo, geocities…etc. We wanted to have :-
The very first step in getting your own website is to register a domain name. In this case it is “MyWebsiteForTheFirstTime.com” . This “domain” name ( MyWebsiteForTheFirstTime.com ) will be your very own online identity, and your visitors will be able to reach your site by typing “MyWebsiteForTheFirstTime.com” in their web browser. ( Please don’t ask me to explain what is web browser , you are using it day and night to surf internet right now ! )
So now, “Registering a domain name” means that :-
1. You Own It
2. You are able to use it for a web site
3. It belongs to you
4. You control the domain
5. You can now have your domain to be hosted and build your website with it!
Got it ?? This is the first step before you are going to build your website. I hope my explantion is correct.
Simple Questions and Answer :-
1. How are you going to register and own a domain ?
Search for more information for “registering a domain name” please ! ( I own this site/domain )
Yes, in most case you’ll need to pay for it, and NOPE…YOU ARE NOT PAYING ME !
You can Buy Domain Name ( or register for yearly payment. Search there for more information )
2. I thought you provide FREE SERVICE ?
I PROVIDE FREE WEB HOSTING , NOT FREE DOMAIN ! These are different !
3. I don’t want to pay to register and own a domain, BUT I SIMPLY WANT TO USE IT !
a. Use my FREE sub-domain . eg yourdomain.suggestionsite.com , MyWebsiteForTheFirstTime.suggestionsite.com , whatsoever.suggestionsite.com …etc ; or
b. Free lunch is not enough for you ?! You want FREE LOBSTER too !? NO PROBLEM => Email me and tell me why I should provide a free domain for you. No worry, I am a real person, I am not a robot But I will only reply you if you are genuine, and don’t expect me to spoon feed you
=> emmm… …2 choices :-
4. “WHO” the hell do I pay for registering your domain name ?
You pay those domain registrar/company like :- Godaddy.com, Netfirms.com , and a lot more of those ! It’s YOUR CHOICE !
You PAY THEM NOT ME ! I don’t own your domain name, I don’t control your domain name or whatsoever ! GOT IT ??
5. Which Domain Registrar do you recommand ?
I DO NOT recommand any of them ! I am not in any financial gain by stating these registrars ( at this moment of time )
Yes I do use them to register my domains . I am using Godaddy.com and Yahoo Domain currently. But this does not means that I recommand them. It is totally up to your own choice .
Next => Web Hosting
For people to be able to see your web site, it must be stored/hosted somewhere accessible. I provide this storage space in the form of a webspace account. You can store your web site on this space, and use the hosting panel ( we offer cpanel ) to build/control your website.
Now, you got a better idea ? I provide FREE WEB HOSTING SERVICE.
Simple Pointers/Notes/Questions and Answers :-
1. Web hosting is only required if you want to have a website that you could have more control, unlike those “webpage” like geocities, yahoo…etc.
2. You can use/have your very own email address like :- admin@MyCoolWebsiteForTheFirstTime.com , yourname@MyCoolWebsiteForTheFirstTime.com …etc
3. What else am I able to do with Hosting Account ?
Read our “Hosting Features and Functions” for all functions avaliable You’ll be able to do most things in building your website, our hosting features should be comprehensive enough for a normal website.
4. I’ve got my own domain, and got my account APPROVED here ! What’s next ?
Congrat Read our “Getting Started Guide” and start your creative thinking to build your website
5. I want to have something like those “High Tech” , “Nice Looking” websites out there !
Well…you got to learn how to do it , or pay someone to do it for you ( NOT ME please ! )
6. err…I haven’t thoughts of my question !
Huh ?! ?? Then take your time please
Ok dude ? I hope all the above helps a little bit here and there
BUT … BUT , you got more to learn ! Don’t expect others to spoon feed alright !