Announcement Announcement Module
No announcement yet.
Domain name/hosting HELP! Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
Search Search Module

Advertisement Advertisement Module

Latest Topics Latest Topics Module

  • B
    Reply to Color Profile Issues
    Do any of these things apply?
    Today, 01:21 PM
  • Martintaube
    Color Profile Issues
    Hello! I just now joined this forum because I've been having a lot of issues when it comes to color profiles lately. (or at least I think that's the issue)

    As you can see in my attached image...
    Today, 01:06 PM
  • jelder
    Reply to Preps 7.1.4 and Nexus 8.5 Rev3
    The PDF files are link files coming from our Nexus workflow system. They are matched up with trapped files once the PS file from preps is run through Nexus again to send files to our CTP. To answer...
    Today, 12:54 PM
  • FButler
    Reply to Album Art - Tom Parkes (Acoustic Musician)
    Hi Crateboy,

    What a great concept and well delivered! What are your thoughts looking back on it now, a few weeks after it's finished? I always find I have completely different feelings about...
    Today, 12:28 PM
  • Cosmo
    Reply to Preps 7.1.4 and Nexus 8.5 Rev3
    It's been a few years since I've used Preps, so I'm trying to remember what I can about it.

    But let me ask this... when you are creating your PDF files, are the spot colors staying in the...
    Today, 12:23 PM

Conversation Detail Module
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Domain name/hosting HELP!

    Hey everyone. I just bought a domain name for my portfolio site. I simply know the basics of dreamweaver and how to create pages and link them. However, I know nothing about hosting, publishing the site, etc. I do not want to pay someone to do this for me because I feel as a designer I need to know these things but is there any good resources out there they explain all of this.

    My biggest question is, I bought a domain name from GoDaddy, does that include hosting or is that something I have to pay separately? That site is so confusing, but I didn't know of where else to buy the domain name.

  • #2
    Yeah, the amount of advertising GoDaddy constantly shoves in your face can make the process confusing. Sometimes I wonder if they do that to trick people into ordering things. To answer your question, unless you signed up for some sort of special package deal, you need to purchase hosting separately.

    I wouldn't recommend getting hosting with GoDaddy, however doing so would probably make things easier for you in that you wouldn't need to figure out how to change your nameservers to point to hosting located elsewhere. This article by Agency Byte might help you understand things a little better: How Website Hosting Works (in Plain English)

    The world is divided into people who think they are right.


    • #3
      As far as website hosting providers go I have found to be the most reliable and fair priced. I have had experience with numerous others and none were comparable to fatcow.

      - Cyurk


      • #4
        I use webhostingpad for my website, and I've never had any complaints. They offer a lot of features, their help section is very, well, helpful, and their prices are fair. Regardless of what host you use, your experience will probably be a lot smoother if you use FTP software to upload files to your site (FTP allows you to drag and drop files from your desktop, and also allows you to upload several dozen files at once) vs. logging into your site's CPanel and uploading files one by one using its interface.

        The FTP I use is Filezilla, which is very popular. (and free.) For more about it, check here:


        • #5
          we buy domains from
          You get the web address. And hosting is extra.
          We use a private freelancer (who is local) to host our sites as then we don't have to deal with crazy permissions and site stuff with big companies.
          I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. ~ Kurt Cobain


          • #6
            Originally posted by okeegraphicgirl View Post
            My biggest question is, I bought a domain name from GoDaddy, does that include hosting or is that something I have to pay separately?
            You want to host separately. Keep as much as you can away from GoDaddy.

            Originally posted by okeegraphicgirl View Post
            That site is so confusing, but I didn't know of where else to buy the domain name.
            You called it, GoDaddy has the worst, most cluttered garbage site ever. xD Once you register a domain with them, they'll also spam you for renewals for at least half a dozen years after you've canceled their services and moved on with somebody decent. They're greedy, annoying pigs.

            I would suggest either or for your domain registration. Namesecure is my fave but they don't accept PayPal, which is why I now use Namecheap for their flexible payment options (they even let me keep a charged account with them, which is very convenient). I've got about 10 domains with namecheap, from .com to .ca.

            I won't suggest a webhost because I offer my own hosting services and don't want a conflict of interest.
            Last edited by Ned; 12-08-2009, 03:13 PM.
            Ned Yeung, A.C.E.


            • #7
              I have my domain with DomainSpot and my hosting with UCWebhost. I have not had any problem with either. DomainSpot used to answer the phone and give live tech support, don't know what the policy is now. With UCWebhost I get e-mails if there's been downtime (not often) and that my account will be credited, in accordance with their 100% uptime guarantee. I just got a bill for $62/yr.


              Mediabistro A division of Prometheus Global Media home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2015 Mediabistro Inc.