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Domain name and website help

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Gamefreak501, 28 Mar 2006.

  1. Gamefreak501

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 8,027

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Hi everyone,

    I am looking to build a personal website to mainly show my photography.

    Anyway, where is a good place to get a Domain name and what kind of webspace shall I ask for?

    My website will be an ongoing website that will show off all of my photography.

    Cheers in advance!
     
    Last edited: 28 Mar 2006
  2. Muncher

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,169

    Location: Ipswich

  3. punky_munky

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,964

    Pricey though. I'd personally get the doman from Register1 and the hosting from Tsohost. :)
     
  4. Gamefreak501

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 8,027

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Cheers for the help so far :)

    What is the difference between Domain Parking and Email and web forwarding?

    Cheers!

    Oh...silly me - it is where you 'keep' a domain name or something along those lines!
     
    Last edited: 28 Mar 2006
  5. punky_munky

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,964

    If you get some hosting with TsoHost you will get yourdomain.tsohost.co.uk. If you then buy a domain from Register1 you can either use webforwarding which will put yourdomain.tsohost.co.uk inside a frame when you visit yourdomain.co.uk OR if you use park the domain at tsohost.co.uk and change the nameservers to point at tsohost then your hosting and domain will become one. I hope that makes sense.
     
  6. Adz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,274

    Location: Berkshire

    I would strongly recommend the latter. Framed forwarding is only really necessary for free/ISP provided webspace which can't support a domain natively :).
     
  7. Gamefreak501

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 8,027

    Location: Bedfordshire

    I am a little confused now!

    domain.tsohost.co.uk will become be quite long.

    I would like a hosting and domain service, that will let me have www.myname.co.uk say - but not www.myname.tsohost.co.uk.

    :confused:

    Thanks for the help so far everyone :)
     
  8. punky_munky

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,964

    Yes, if you change the nameservers on Register1 to point to your hosting you can replace your myname.tsohost.co.uk with myname.co.uk
     
  9. daz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,014

    Location: Bucks

    Just to clarify - with Tsohost you sign-up and get allocated a whatever.tsohost.co.uk sub-domain.

    If you want to point a domain name at your account, whatever.com, you simply change the nameservers with the domain registrar and in your Tsohost control panel enter whatever.com as a parked domain. :)
     
  10. punky_munky

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,964

    Yes, that probably made more sense than my ramblings.

    Go with Tsohost, the best customer service ever! Darren replys to you even if it's late on a Sunday night - that's dedication :D (he doesn't get annoyed when you ask for refunds either ;) )
     
  11. Sic

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 15,365

    Location: SO16

    check out ochostreview in the FAQ thinger.

    im personally with vidahost, cheapest package is £29 a year and that includes a .co.uk or .com

    faaar simpler than all this tsohost/register1 rubbash :D