Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a unique, internationally registered name by which your website will be known and accessed from any computer, anywhere in the world.

It’s the text-based name that you type into a web browser to visit a specific website such as example.com.

How do I choose a Domain Name if I don’t have one?

Choosing a domain name is an important decision as it represents your online identity.

Your domain name should reflect the purpose or content of your website. If it’s for a business, ideally, it should include the business name or describe what the business does. It should be short and simple. If possible, incorporate relevant keywords that describe your business, product, or services. This can help improve your website’s visibility in search engine results.

How do I register my Domain Name?

The first thing is to find out if the domain name you want to use is available. This is similar to registering a company name. Registering a domain name involves purchasing the rights to use a specific domain name for a specified period, typically one year or more. There are numerous domain registrars where you can register a domain name, one example is GoDaddy.com and search for your domain name. If it is available, you can buy it on-line. For assistance, contact Websites by Ideal.

What is Website Hosting?

Website hosting refers to the service provided by companies known as web hosting providers or web hosts. In simpler terms, website hosting is like renting space on a computer server where your website’s files and data are stored and made available to users worldwide. There are various types of web hosting services available, each offering different features, performance levels, and pricing options. This includes Shared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting and Cloud Hosting.

Website hosting is a crucial service that allows you to make your website accessible to users on the internet. By choosing a reputable web hosting provider and suitable hosting plan, you can ensure that your website remains secure, reliable, and performs optimally to meet the needs of your audience.

Contact us at Websites by Ideal to discuss what type of hosting would work best for your company.

What is SEO?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of making your website search engine friendly. This means that it is made easy for Google and other search engines to read the content of your website and match it to searches made by your prospects. For more information, see the SEO page.

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