Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Web Hosting?
To help you understand web hosting, we have developed a simple analogy.
But first, some definitions:
- Web Site - a group of files and programs that reside on a very
robust computer connected to the Internet.
- Web Server - a computer that stores the files and programs
that make up the site, and then allows visitors to access and
read those files.
- Web Host - an interconnected group of web servers containing
web site data, that other computers can access through the Internet.
Web hosts also provide technical resources and web site maintenance.
Now, think of a web host as a landlord. A landlord builds and maintains
the structure, then rents storefronts to various businesses that
otherwise cannot afford their own buildings. Each business decorates
and operates their store differently and leaves building maintenance
to the landlord. Likewise, a web host rents space on a web server
to various businesses. Each business builds its own web site while
the web host maintains the network of web servers.
2. What should I consider when choosing a package?
There are four basic items you should think about when selecting
the right web hosting package:
- How large will your web site be? Estimate the number of pages
your web site will have and their content. How many images, music
files, video files or other content do you plan to add? The more
pages and files, the more disk space you will require.
- How busy will your web site be? Estimate the number of customers
who will visit your site on a busy day. The more people on your
web site, the more data transfer you will require.
- How many email accounts will you need? You will probably want
a separate email for each employee and a few addresses for things
like firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- How important will your web site be to your business? Is it
so critical that without a web site your business will fold, or
is it more of a competitive advantage that increases your visibility
in the market? The more people who use the site and the more it
affects their decisions and actions, the more important a web
site is to your business.
3. Which name and top level domain should I choose?
In general, choose a name and a top level domain (.com, .biz, .us,
etc.) that is easy for your employees and customers to remember
and makes sense with your business. It can be your company's name,
key words describing your business or even a short phrase. All Miami
Webmasters Hosting plans come with a free domain with service. Reserve
your free domain now!
4. How do I move my existing web site to Miami Webmasters Hosting?
Make sure you have a copy of all your web site files, including
images, sound and video clips and other files, on your personal
computer. After you purchase a Miami Webmasters Hosting package,
simply use an FTP program to transfer all your files to your new
4. What is my POP3 and SMTP?
Your POP3 or incoming mail settings should be: (mail.yourdomainname.com).
Your SMTP is your ISP (Internet Service Providers) settings. For
example, if your ISP is Bellsouth your SMTP would be mail.bellsouth.com.
5. How do I configure outlook to read my email?
You can follow the instruction by clicking
here, this procedure is also
similar for outlook 2000 and XP