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Thread: Hosting or DNS?

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    Hi,
    I must apologize if I'm in the wrong section, or the question is to noob, but.....I've just started me a computer business and I want to take my business to a web site. I've been experimenting building sites for a while now. The problem is I'm not too sure how the hosting or dns things work. I have free space at bellsouth presently where I have my pages ftp'd. But the name is HUGE, you know the routine (pwp/c/a/blah/blah... and so on) What I want is to point a simple name (www.me.com) to this long address. Do I need dns or hosting or what.
    Thanks for any help or direction.
    Casey

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    You need a domain name. That's the bare minimum. If you want to set it up properly so that all of your pages show up as www.me.com/(pagename), then you require web hosting.

    Some good hosts:

    www.sectorlink.com (my boys up in Holly, Michigan!)
    www.hostingmatters.com (the WDF site hosts)
    www.unitedhosting.co.uk (never used them myself but the owner's a straight-up guy).

    Also, try www.noblehosts.com for a short, but high-quality list of hosting providers (the owner, Artashes, is very picky about whom he puts in his list).

    As far as registring a domain name, I personally like www.godaddy.com because of the price, although I'm getting more and more sick of the three-page upsell before the checkout point.
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    www.dinsol.com is great. Been using them for 8 months for one client, perfect uptime/speed, very good prices. Check them out. With GoDaddy + Dinsol you can be up and running for a year under $40. Pretty good deal IMO.
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    Thanks for the input guys!!!

    Registered with godaddy and had to get a single "park page". All for $24.00 usd for 1 yr. Up in running in @ 48 hrs.

    Woowee......... this is fun!!


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