Need a beginner's guide to setting up domains and webspace
July 4, 2006 8:10 AM Subscribe
Where can I find a beginner's guide to setting up domains, webspace, email and all that, with simple, comprehensive instructions, but without chapters of "there's this thing called HTML"?
posted by Hogshead to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I hate myself for asking this. I'm not a technical idiot -- I've built networks, rebuilt PCs, edited magazines about the web, etc. -- but I simply can't get a handle on all the steps necessary to set up the fairly basic websites I want. I have domain names. I have host space. I have GoLive. I even have a placeholder up on one of the domains. What I don't have, and can't find, is a simple yet comprehensive guide to getting my domains configured and pointing at the right places, arranging things so email from each domain arrives on my home machine, getting one host to hold multiple websites, and so on. And dammit, I can't find one: not on the web, nor in bookshops.
I can't find a For Dummies or Idiot's Guide that fits my bill, but there may be one.
Just to stress: I'm not asking you to tell me how to do this; I'm asking for a book or website that'll tell me.