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How to Set Up Your Web Site Questions and Answers
Q: I am new at this - how do I get started?
A: Getting started is easy. (1)Choose and register your domain name (web address); (2)select one of our web hosting plans (3)design your web site with a web design program, for example, Dreamweaver, Kompozer or another program of your choice. If you don't have any web design experience and want to get your website up and running within minutes, you may want to use WordPress. WordPress is a popular blog software program that is used to create both websites and blogs. Another is to sign up for our WebBuilder™ program which is easy to use.
Q: How long does it take to get the domain name?
A: After selecting and registering a domain name (web address), you will pay for it and be able to use it with your website. (You may register your domain name, for example, by clicking on the following link:
If you have already registered your domain name, you will need to modify your DNS (Domain Name Server) information so that your domain name will point to our servers and be able to display your website. Even though your name may already be registered with someone else, there may still be a 24-72 hour period to get it propagated throughout the Internet worldwide. After propagation - your website would be viewable on the internet.
Q: Can I Get a Refund or Cancel My Domain Name After I Register It?
Q: Do I Need to Register My Domain Name More Than Once?
A: Yes, you will receive an invoice either through your email or US Mail when your domain name registration fee is due directly from your domain name registrar. If you registered your name for a year, expect to receive the invoice within 30-60 days of its expiration date directly from the company that you registered your domain with initially. You are the domain name owner and thus responsible for domain name registration renewal fees. If the fees are not paid, your domain name may be made available for someone else to register.
Q: Do You Put Banners On My Web Site?
Q: How Do I Create the WebSite?
A: You will need to either pay someone to design it for you, learn HTML (HyperText Markup Language) coding to create your web pages, or get a WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) software program (eg. Microsoft Frontpage), which will allow you to create your web pages without learning the HTML coding. Another popular program is Dreamweaver or sign up for our WebSite Builder Plan (just select a template, type your information, select your photos and publish)
Q: How Do I Put My Web Pages On Your Server?
A: You will need to use a FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software program or the publisher feature that comes with your web page program. For example, Dreamweaverwill come with its own web page publishing feature that gives you the ability to copy your pages from your computer to our server. A popular FTP program is WS_FTP.
If you deside to sign up for the WebSite Builder Plan, after creating your website, all you have to do is select the Publish button and it will automatically uploaded to the server.