WEB HOSTING FAQ (Frequently
What is Website
To host a website means that the web page files and graphic
images are stored on the "Host" server. Typically a web page with several
graphic images requires around 300K. Thus, 5MB of storage would
allow around 15 pages to be stored.
What is Domain Registration?
A domain name is a custom "Internet
Address" for your site (for
Domain names are registered through InterNIC/Network Solutions. When a domain
name is registered, the "Domain Name Server" (DNS) must be provided to InterNIC
which identifies the "host" on which the domain will reside and where the
email sent to that domain is handled. Domain names are not case-sensitive,
but they can not contain special characters (such as @,#,&, etc.). Most
domain names have the extension ".com" (commercial sites), ".net" (network
access sites), or ".org" (non-profit organizations). The extensions ".edu" and ".gov" are
reserved for educational institutions and government agencies.
What are the
benefits of having a Web Site?
The main advantage to having a web site is
to give your business or interests worldwide exposure. Potential
clients or subscribers can learn about you or your company in an interactive
medium which enables them to respond immediately by placing an order on-line
or sending you an email for more information. Since the world wide web
operates 24hours/day and 7 days/week, a professionally-designed internet
presence is like having a "salesperson
who never sleeps", showing off
your products, information, and most of all "taking orders and subscriptions".
How does a Web Site compare to
the "Yellow Pages", ads in magazines, or commercials?
advantage is cost!!! Internet advertising reaches the largest audience
for the least cost. However, in addition to cost, having your own web
site offers you the ability to make updates more frequently than "Yellow
Pages" or other
advertising media. Therefore, "special announcements" need not wait until
issue" or "next airing" to be seen by your market.
Additionally, do not underestimate the interactive benefit of the internet.
Having the ability to reply immediately or even place an order is something
that put enterprises such as the "Home Shopping Network" at the forefront
in sales. In addition, you can secure demographic and contact information
about your customers which enables you to keep them updated with newsletters
and email announcements in the future.
Finally, your business or venture is positioned for the 21st century.
The internet is barely a decade old and has already grown faster than
all other subscription media COMBINED.
It is truly "the
wave of the future" and advances in bandwidth technology will someday
make it as common as the television and as necessary as the telephone.
Can I have a Web Site even if I'm
not connected to the Internet?
Yes you can! But it's like having
an ad in the "Yellow Pages" without
having a telephone. Your website could simply list your mailing address
and telephone (or fax) number. However, being connected to the internet
enables you to send/receive email which is quickly becoming the preferred
method of communicating versus postal because not only does it save
postage, the delivery times are much faster.
Why pay to have a Web Site hosted
by MULTAS.Net rather than hosted on a free site?
sites" restrict content or do not allow commercial sites.
They also often require banner advertisements or annoying "pop-up" screens.
Still others require that all sites in their domain be created
with their "site builder" program
which (although very useful for beginners) is also sometimes too
restrictive for adding animation and other "bells and whistles".
By hosting with MULTAS.Net, the only restriction
is "No adult content sites allowed". In
addition, (unlike many "free sites") a unique domain name (i. e.
www.yourname.com) can be registered with interNic and be accessed
without a long prefix before yourname with our Basic Virtual account.