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Are there any advantages to getting a domain name with Network Solutions instead of a cheaper company?
No. There are no particular advantages of getting a domain name with Network solutions. Several year...

Are there any extra costs involved in hosting a secure site?
Yes, most web hosting companies provide shared SSL certificates, this means that your site will not ...

Can't I just get a DSL line or a cable modem and host the site or my own computer?
Well, actually you can do that. However you need to consult your local ISP about it first. In genera...

Can I keep my domain name when I change a host?
Yes. You should be able to do that. In first place, make sure that you are listed as Administrative ...

Can I reduce the amount of data transfer my site needs?
In general yes. However it depends which files on your site consume most of your traffic. First chec...

Can I run my own scrtips and programs on my site?
You need to ask your host explicitly about that. Most web hosting plans allow that. You can have you...

Can I use Java applets, JavaScript, and Flash pages on my site?
Yes. All of these do not depend on the web server software at all. These are client-side technologie...

Do I need a static IP address for my site?
Well, it depends on what your site will be. If you are planning to start an ecommerce site, you will...

Do I need web site statistics?
Why not? Web site statistics can give you information about your site visitors - who, when where, fo...

Is it OK to use the webhost search engine submission service?
No, it is recommended not to use any automated software for search engine submissions. Most of the s...

Does it make a difference what operating system I have on my computer?
No. The operating system that you have on your personal computer should not be of any concerns. The ...

How can web hosting companies offer such high transfer limits for low prices?
It is called overselling. Most of the hosting companies do that. They count on that the majority of ...

How do I pay for web hosting?
Well, these days there are plenty of ways you can pay for web hosting services. The most commonly us...

How do I upload my site?
There are several ways to upload your site files to your web hosting account. The most popular one i...

How much data transfer will I need?
It is hard to say as everything depends on how many visitors you will have on your site per month. A...

What if I don't have any experience in creating a site. Who can help me create and host my site?
There are may companies that offer web design services out there. So if you need professionally look...

I want 100% uptime. Is it possible at all?
100% uptime is merely a fiction. We have monitored uptime for many hosts and you can use the data we...

Do Cobalt RaQ servers give any advantages to a web hosting company compared to one that uses normal Linux boxes?
No. There are no particular advantages. They just a brand for servers. Although they are made spec...

I have a popular site with huge database and over 50GB transfer per month. Can I simply go with a host that offers unlimited transfer plan for $10-15 per month?
In our opinion - NO. You get what you pay for. These unlimited host usually have fineprint or somewh...

Should I go with a big or small hosting company?
It is up to you. Usually larger companies are more stable (as in any business) but most of them are ...

Should I simply choose a cheapest plan?
Yes, if you do not care about uptime, customer support or whatever....

Should I look for Linux or Windows web hosting server?
Please, check our Windows vs Unix article about that. Each has its own set of unique features, adva...

My web hosting company is a reseller. Are there any troubles with that?
No, usually resellers are new startup web hosting companies. Most probably you will get better suppo...

What are PHP, MySQL, Java, IP, etc.?
These are abbreviations for Internet and computer technologies. You may wish to check our Glossary ...

What are "space" and "transfer"?
Space is the amount of space you can use on the web hosting server. All your files, images, video, H...

What is a domain name?
A Domain name is the name of your site. It is what a visitor will type in his/her browser to get to ...

What is domain parking?
Domain parking allows you to use more than one domain name for your site. Let's say you have company...

What is full-service web hosting?
Well, it is hard to say until you know what exactly is included in the "full service" package. Ask t...

What is shared or virtual web hosting?
Shared web hosting is when several web site are being hosted on the same server. This is the most co...

What is uptime?
Uptime is usually measured in percents. The number shows how long the web hosting server has been wo...

What is web hosting?
Web hosting empowers you and anyone with a computer and internet connection to own a piece of cybers...

Will I have forced advertising on my site like I do on Geocities, etc.?
No. Paid web hosting companies make their money out of your hosting fees, not by placing banners or ...

MS Publisher is the program that I used to build my site. Is it necessary to acquire MS Front Page, Dream Weaver, Coffeecup HTML, Adobe GoLive or the like to submit changes or provide regular maintenance to the site?
No, it is not necessary. You can create and maintain your website using MS Publisher. When us...

What is multiple domain hosting?
With Multiple Domain hosting you can host several websites under a single hosting account/plan....

What is Nameservers Information?
The terms refers to the Nameservers used by a domain name. Usually when you change a hosting provid...

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