Im looking to build a web site for personal content, family pictures, blog, some ftp files for grandparents to dl small divx files, etc
So do not need anything huge
I started researching, and thats how i came to this site, i did searches on this site, etc, enough to now post
Background, professional, thou not in IT field, computer as hobby, gamer, Hardware fanatic
1. Who should i register domain with (network solutions, or hositng company) ive read quite a bit of horor stories - im probably going to maintain 2-3 and will want control over them, probably will renew perpetually
2. Web host - ive read good and bad things about just about all companies, it seems that i should go short term with one that meets my needs and price point, and try them out for myself,
1) GoDaddy or NameCheap would be my choice
2) There are simply hundreds out there - as you said lots of good and bad reviews can be found just about everywhere!
3) A name server is something that stores domain name information (names and their IP's etc) and is where your request goes when you first hit enter on a domain in your browser. It's hard to know what to but for "the basics" of webhosting it's a multi facited business!
You just want to make sure that whoever you register the name with, it should be your info that goes in the registration. I am guilty of using Network Solutions just because I used them from the beginning and habits are hard to break. I tried register.com for a few and ended up just bringing them over to NS when they had a promotion for transferring.
We always use www.godaddy.com for domain names and they have great help with nameservers.
Then just take your time and find a great web host. We recomend you ask a lot of questions from what ever web hosts you are looking at. You can find many great and friendly host here at WHT.
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