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01- Creating Websites.

02- Domains and Hosting.

03- Products to Sell.

04- Search Engines.

05- WebSite traffic.

06- Web Advertising.

07- Accepting Credit Cards.

08- Shopping Carts.

09- Scam Jobs.

10- Web Development.

Domains and Hosting 02- Domains and Hosting

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is your address on the web. It is the information that customers type in to find your website. It's what comes after the www. in the website The domain name for this site is

A domain name can be any combination of letters and/or numbers up to 63 characters. The official domain name extensions are .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .us and .ca. There are also other extensions like .tv and .tk but don't waste your time with those.

Sites for Domain Name:

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What is a Web Host?

A web host stores the web site you create on their servers and transmits it to the Internet so that when someone types in your domain name, your web site appears.

A server is just a fancy computer that "serves up" your web site to the Internet.

There are quite a few factors to look at in a web host. Some, but not all include:

  • Linux/Unix vs. NT operating system.
  • Amount of storage space, usually given in Mb.
  • Amount of bandwidth, or traffic allowed, usually given in Gb.
  • How many POP email accounts are provided.
  • Access to raw logs and/or graphical stats.
  • FTP access.
  • Telnet access.
  • Web based file manager and editor.
  • Uptime Guarantee.
  • Site creation tools provided.

  • Web Hosting Sites:
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    Web Hosting Sites:  --- cost $ 12/year  --- cost $ 15/month  --- cost $ 6/month  --- cost $ 100/month  --- cost $ 80/month  --- a cheap option for hosting multiple web sites  --- good value at $6.95 per month

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