Question by indianib: I need help with web hosting!?
Hey there, I am looking for the perfect web hosting provider. I want something cheap, but that has more than one domain included, perfarably unlimited. Its just that if I want to change the name of my site, I want to be able to just create a new domain name, but keep my account the same, without paying for another domain. Is there any host that offers that? Please tell me, thanks
Answer by raina_vissora
Well… you can’t really just create a new domain. You have to register it (assuming it’s available), and that always costs money. But almost all hosts will allow you to change the domain associated with your hosting account free of charge once you’ve registered the domain.
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Question by : What does a web-hosting site do?
I want to set up a music website. I have set up a basic website using Macromedia MX Dreamweaver 2004, on the intranet in my university. I would like to specifically know how web hosting works: does it work by transfer of my site to the webhosters control? I do not need to pay seperately for the domain name? Does the charge cover advertising that I may want advertisers to put (so I can get paid)? Is there an alternative to web hosting which is or cheaper or safer?
Answer by SMB Products and Services Review
There are numerous different options. The site (the domain name you choose) will be hosted by the web hosting service provider (so you will change the URL with whoever is providing you the domain name service (could be the same or different than your web hosting service provider) to point to the IP address of the web hosting service provider.
You do typically need to pay separately for the domain name (although some may bundle it in).
Advertising is something you can set up on your own – and the web hosting service provider is typically not involved. Yahoo has a service for this, as do several of the large firms.
For a good comparison of web hosting service providers for small businesses, check out ProCompare.
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