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How Do I Choose a Domain Name

This tutorial will look at some of the things you should look at when you are trying to choose your Domain Name. As you know, a domain name is a quick and easy way for someone to find your website on the Internet. Without a domain name, people would have to remember a series of numbers, or your...

What Are Domain Names and How Do They Work?

This tutorial will look at what the concept of Domain Names, and how they work. Every website on the Internet can be located by its IP address. The IP address is a unique set of numbers, assigned to every computer that has access to the Internet. Our hosting servers all have IP addresses, which...

What are Web Servers and are they Necessary?

Web Servers are powerful computers that have extremely large hard drives, or an array of hard drives, that have been set up by a hosting company, usually in a facility called a datacenter. A web server's only purpose is to store websites until someone wants to visit them, and then to quickly...

What do you mean when you say gigabyte, megabyte, or GB and MB

This tutorial will explain the different units of measurement that you might find on a computer. The bit is the smallest unit of measurement on a computer. There is almost always eight bits in one byte. Very often these two terms are confused with each other. To make it even more confusing, the...

What is a Control Panel?

  A control panel is a vital part of any web hosting service. Without some sort of control panel, you would not be able to do very much. The control panel is where you perform actions on your website, such as creating email accounts, creating databases, setting up security, and many other...

What is a Favicon, and How Do I Create One?

A favicon (short for favorites icon), is also known as a shortcut icon, bookmark icon, URL icon, or a website icon. This tutorial will teach you how to make your own favicon. A favicon is simply a 16 x 16 or 32 x 32 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or webpage. It is usually...

What is an IP Address? And Do I need a Dedicated IP?

This tutorial will look at the definition of IP addresses and help you decide if you need a Dedicated IP. An IP Address is an Internet Protocol Address. It is a unique number address that every server that has access to the Internet is required to have in order for other computers on the WWW to...

What is Web Hosting?

What is Web Hosting? It is a very important part of the way the Internet works today. To most people, the Internet seems to just work all by itself, but many website owners have come to learn that is not the case at all. A web hosting service is a type of service provided by thousands of...