I NEED A GOOD NAME FOR MY WEBSITE. IS THAT THE SAME AS A DOMAIN NAME?
YES. Think of your domain name (URL or web address) as the street name and number that directs people to your house. Your website requires hosting for the same reason you require a house. They consist of a website name (i.e. All domain name registrations are overseen by ICANN. Domains work by forwarding visitors to the appropriate server. .com domains are the most popular, powering 46.5% of the web.
We handle researching possible names for you if you do not already have one registered. Digital Nomad Studio charges a nominal $24.00 per year domain registration fee and with that we handles pointing the domain to your new website.
YOU CANNOT ALWAYS GET THE NAME YOU WANT.
The internet grew to 333.8 million domain name registrations in the first quarter of 2018. Be prepared to be flexible about the name you would like.
WHY WOULD I BUY MORE THAN ONE DOMAIN NAME?
For example, if you want your domain to be named, “PuppyLover.com” then there is nothing stopping someone from taking the name “PuppyLove.com.” Without securing multiple versions of your name, you run the risk customer confusion when looking for your site.
You can choose an unlimited number of domain names and we point them all to the master domain name. If a potential customer can only remember that your website’s name sounded like puppy love or PuppyLove.com, then when they enter that into a search bar they would be directed to PuppyLover.com.
WHAT IS HOSTING AND WHY DO I NEED IT?
Once your website is created, it exists as a collection of coded files that need a place to sit, so they are available when requested.
As illustrated above; You buy a house and live in it. Your house can be thought of as a server and you are the website. When someone comes to your door and knocks, you answer it. This is exactly what happens when someone enters your address into a computer or phone.
The website PuppyLover.com directs the computer to a specific server where your website files are located. When your computer knocks on the door, your site answers the door and appears on the screen.
Your hosting plan is based on the requirements of your website. An e-commerce site will require a lot more data transfer than a site advertising apartments for rent. Hence, more maintenance of the server to keep things running at the most efficient level possible.
Our Website Hosting offers safe, secure hosting giving your website and data file the utmost protection from hackers at a reasonable cost.
I’M HAVING TROUBLE RECEIVING MY EMAIL.
Using Gmail, Outlook or ProtonMail in their native applications will result in fewer issues. Many clients want to forward their business email to their personal email account and don’t understand why they don’t receive the emails.
For example; forwarding an email from Gmail to your Spectrum, Comcast, etc. email accounts is not without peril. Those companies use heavy filtering on their systems to reduce SPAM. These filters cannot always distinguish between junk mail and valid inquiries.