Web Hosting and Domain Names

Domain Name Choices

Thinking about changing domain names?

If you think you need to change domain names, there is a lot that goes with that. You may want to give that a second thought, but if you decide...
Domain Name Choices

What you need to know about your domain name

First, let me answer this question - what is a domain name? A domain name is the unique URL or  address for your website. The domain name for Amazon is...
DNS

What you need to know about DNS

If you have a website, there's a good chance you or someone you've hired has had to make some DNS changes. But what is DNS? How does it work? And...
Subdomain

Subdomain Questions and Answers

Your domain name is your Internet address. For example, my domain is sumydesigns.com. Easy enough. But what's a subdomain? A subdomain is a way to break up your domain into...
Domain Name Choices

When is it a good time to have multiple domains?

Domain names. If you want a website, you have to have at least one. But what about more than one? When might it be a good idea to have more...
Domain Name Choices

Don’t let your domain expire

Every so often I get an email from a panicky person that their website is down and they can't figure out why. The first thing I do is look to...
Subdomain

Everything you always wanted to know about subdomains but were afraid to ask

When we're talking about the Internet, most people know that your domain name is your online address, also known as your URL or your .com. Our site is sumydesigns.com, for...
server

Who should host my website?

If you are thinking of getting a website, one of the questions you'll face is about web hosting. What is it? Why do you need it? And where do you...
Domain Name Choices

What should my domain name be?

I get this question a lot, so I thought I'd do an obligatory domain name FAQ. What is a domain name? A domain name, like sumydesigns.com, is like the street...
server

Server Hijacking and the Aftermath

As I mentioned in a couple of posts last week, and for anyone who visited our site or any of our clients sites during this time, you may have known we...
hosting

How to choose a good WordPress web host

If you read yesterday's blog post, you know we had a bit of a hosting catastrophe this week. An honest mistake went awry, followed by what I believe were not...
email

Keep your web hosting separate from you email hosting

Do you keep all your eggs in one basket when it comes to your online needs? Email, web hosting, domain names all in one stop? A lot of people do....
Domain Name Choices

What can I do with extra domains?

Occasionally clients come to me with their domain name already purchased, which is great! Sometimes they even have more than one domain name. So the question is, what can you...
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Moving your WordPress site to a new web host

You may have landed on this page because you want to move your site to a new web host. It happens to many site owners at one point or another. You've...
Domain Name Choices

What are nameservers?

When you set up a domain name and web hosting, you may be asked at some point to change the nameservers. This terminology throws many people for a loop and scares...