My personal website has been down for the past 4 hours. Never had an iota of problem with GoDaddy before. I have domains through them and also shared hosting.
Naturally, 4 hours of downtime is shocking to me, so I call them and say "Hey! What's up with THAT?" [more inside]
(Sorry, I'm Internet-challenged:)
I keep a small website (essentially it's one html file) in my Dropbox folder as a minimalist way to share my various weird projects with friends. I like everything about this solution except the fact, that website's address is this ugly dl.dropbox.com/u/yadayaydaydyadyada/something/somethingelse.html
Is there a way to mask this address from showing up in browser and replace it with something more elegant and free? Or is this some next level stuff?
Which Canadian company (or companies) would you recommend as a reliable and affordable organization to host my e-mail? [more inside]
Who should I go through to buy a domain name? New to this part of internet-dom. (Both using MetaFilter and owning digital real estate) My plan is to have a domain name where I can post my as-yet-nonexistant blog as well as build my own personal brand. Are there any suggestions for a newbie as to who I should go through to buy the domain? A friend has offered me hosting space, but any advice on that would be appreciated as well. Thanks in advance!
How can I change the manner in which I handle my e-addressing needs: 1. email address forwarding, 2. a couple of domains, where all I need is registration and the DNS mapping? [more inside]
I have a few domain and host questions and were unable to get a straight answer from neither provider. Mefi to the help? [more inside]
Dreamhost help needed! Do I need to physically move files and databases from one subdomain to another at Dreamhost, and if so, how best to do it? All details inside. [more inside]
Web ownership and portability: Who owns the content on my website/ blog and would the domain be portable? [more inside]
Question about transferring hosting service without disrupting Microsoft e-mail. [more inside]
Anyone Know of an Alternative to GoDaddy's (domain/hosting) Reseller Program? [more inside]
Please help me figure out DNS settings so I can get my new domain, hosting account, Tumblr blog, and Google Apps to all play nicely. [more inside]
How can I get our old domain name to redirect to our new one? [more inside]
I'm thinking of creating a political parody website that may step on some toes and/or trademarks. I have a few technical and legal questions about how best to go about this. [more inside]
How can I change to company Y for domain registration and hosting when I can't contact unreliable original company X to do the change? In the UK. [more inside]
Researching options for all things website: hosting, domain name registration and DNS.
Can you help me narrow it down? [more inside]
My boss would like to start a blog. He already has a domain. We're unsure as to whether to use something like Wordpress to host, or to install it (or Moveable Type?) ourselves. Opinions? [more inside]
Why does the domain I just registered and added to my existing hosting account (with 1and1
) contain the same files and folders as a domain that was already on that hosting package? [more inside]
When registering a domain name, should I pay - annually - to hide these details from the Whois database? [more inside]
Best way to transfer WordPress site to new host without losing anything? [more inside]
Please help me move my domain and hosting from two companies to two new companies without losing email service (and learn about DNS in the process)... details inside... [more inside]
I would like to write & sell erotica online. What do I need to know about maintaining my privacy? [more inside]
I've created some educational materials (pdf / mp3 / ogg) that I would like to offer on the internet for free, probably under a Creative Commons license. I want the materials on their own website with their own domain name -- how can I make enough money to cover the domain / hosting / bandwidth costs? [more inside]
I'm an independent graphic artist looking to create a simple but not amatuerish-looking portfolio website to showcase my work. And because of my limited budget, I pretty much have to do it myself. However, I'm having trouble getting started because there's so much information out there, a lot of it conflicting, out-of-date, too specific, or too general. Please help me do this right! Plenty [more inside]
Looking for a webhost/reseller deal for registering MANY domains w/ temporary hosting - and need advice. [more inside]
I need an inexpensive ($20 or less a month) webhost that allows multiple domains and Movable Type installations and can handle OK & occasionally large traffic... I've gotten dugg 3 times! Any suggestions? [more inside]
Why does my web page work with a www prefix and not so much without? [more inside]
How can I set up and host an anonymous Wordpress blog?
I want to write about stuff, and I don't want other people to know who I am. How hard is this? [more inside]
How do we get our domains back from a less-than-scrupulous host? [more inside]
I have some hosting. I use oldtld.com currently as a TLD, to point people at it. On oldtld.com, there are several subdirectories, which I'll call /olddir1, /olddir2, etc.
What I want is to be able to buy a new TLD - newtld.com - and point it at the same hosting, yet keep the two separate. [more inside]
HostingFilter: I need to move two web properties, two active domains, and some parked domains, and I'd like to it to be as economical as possible. [more inside]
I was using a combined domain and hosting deal, but the company went under and the domain was registered in their name, how do I get it back? [more inside]
I need to move a domain name, and set up email hosting for 200 addresses, with minimal downtime. [more inside]
Does anyone have experience with domain registration and/or hosting companies in Jordan? [more inside]
I'm new to editing .htaccess files, and I'd like some help managing multiple domains on one hosting package. [more inside]
Google Apps for Domain
-style service for non-organisations? [more inside]
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"? [more inside]
Thanks to your earlier help
, I have successfully ported my C# project over to the Mac. I have also ordered a new DSL line with a static IP from bway.net. What do I need to know in order to host my website, accessible via my TLD, on a PowerPC Mac mini running OS X 10.4? How can I be my own DNS and mail server? Without overshadowing that question, would it be smarter to think in terms of DynDNS for external DNS/mail services?
How can I force my current hosting company to let me transfer my domains to another hosting company? [more inside]
Where can an honest man find a free place to park his domain for a while? [more inside]
How can I password protect my subdomain? When someone enters in the domain subdomain.mydomain.com I want to require a login. [more inside]
Please please please can someone help me make my Network Solutions registered domain map to my Typepad site? [more inside]
If a hosting service shuts you down for TOS, do they delete your site or just shutdown access? [more inside]
Anyone still doing free domain redirection? Failing that, anyone know any good guides for doing whatever DNS thing I need to do using my old Win98SE laptop? [more inside]
How do I set up a small-volume moderated mailing list with my own domain name? Essentially, I want Google Groups except @ my domain name. [more inside]
I plan to purchase a few domain names, and each domain would show a different web page when visited. How can I manage that without subscribing to a separate web hosting package for each domain? [more inside]
Recommendations for Canadian domain registration and hosting? [more inside]
My current host
is closing down, and since I bought my domain through them it will be transferred into my name before they finally close at the end of the year. However, my domain expires on December 12, and they are so far unresponsive to my emails and have not transferred the domain (it has been two weeks since my initial request). I am worried that if I'm not able to renew it, it will be snapped up by a domain-sitter and I will lose it. In case it isn't transferred in time, is there a way I can beat the domain-sitters to it and reserve my domain? What are the more affordable options for doing this? Will I be guaranteed to get it?
What's a good host for providing both a lot of storage (1 GB+) and bandwidth?
How does reverse DNS work? [more inside, related to web hosting and anti-spam measures] [more inside]
Domain names are fun! My company has over 60 domain names with two main registars - Valueweb and Network Solutions. I would like to have all domains under one roof. Who would you transfer domains too and why? I find dealing with these companies very confusing.