So, you've been thinking about buying a second domain name to use with your website. Perhaps you'd like to use one for marketing (perhaps relating to a specialty or a book or album title), but you've already got an existing website. Whatever the reason, there are several ways to add a domain name to an existing website. But they all have different repercussions for your existing website. Here are the various ways -- and which one I usually recommend to my clients. First, a little terminology. The "primary domain name" is the one that shows in the address bar at the top of your … [Read more...] about How to use two domains with one website.
So...you started out with a new hosting account, and had plenty of disk space. But now you've had your website for a while, and you're running out of space. How did that happen? It is perfectly natural for the amount of space your website needs to grow over time. After all, you add webpages, blog posts, images, and maybe music or video files, all of which add to your disk space usage. As your site grows older, the log files associated with it grow incrementally as well. These files include statistics about your website visitors and various processes, and any errors which have occurred. … [Read more...] about 12 tips to reduce your site’s disk space usage.
Before you can have a website, you'll need to pick a domain name. What is it, and how do you choose the right one? What's a domain name? In short, your domain name is your address on the web. (For instance, the domain name of this website is quantawebdesign.com.) Most websites in the USA end in .com. Other common endings (called TLDs) are .net, .org, .edu, .gov, .biz, .info, and .us, though there are others in use as well. Domain name decisions You want to find a domain name that describes you, is not too long, memorable, and not easily confused with another. Let's consider … [Read more...] about Domain Names
Just about any webhosting company can host a WordPress website, but there are some hosts out there who specialize in doing just that. WordPress sites - especially if they're of some size - can require more resources than other types of sites do. And, certain server configurations can make WordPress run faster and more reliably. WordPress-specialized hosts know the ins and outs of WordPress and have set up their hosting servers to accommodate WP sites very well. Many will even manage your site to make sure it's up-to-date and running smoothly. There are a growing number of WordPress … [Read more...] about A Roundup of 11 WordPress Hosting Companies
When you make a change to your domain's nameservers through your domain's registrar - for instance, changing to a new webhost - those changes take a while to take effect worldwide. The process is called DNS propagation. Various servers worldwide will reflect your new DNS at various speeds - anywhere from almost immediately, to as much as 2 or 3 days. The following tools check a variety of servers in different locations and show which IP address each server shows for your website. Of course it's not possible to query every server in the world - but if all the servers queried with … [Read more...] about 12 Places to Check DNS Propagation
If you'd like to register a new domain name, I'd recommend GoDaddy. We've found them to be both reliable, and affordable. domain name availability See if the name you want is available, and get suggestions for others.Do not enter "http://" or "www." Domain name:.com netorg How many suggestions? 0 5 10 20 whois check See who owns any domain name, registration & expiry dates, host, etc.Do not enter "http://" or "www." Domain name:.comnetorgco.ukbizinfowsname … [Read more...] about Domain Name Tools