Hosting and Domain
Hosting and domain are very basic concepts of the Internet. Hosting is the place to store your website (think of your house). Domain is only a name (think of your address), but it needs to be registered so it can be associated with your host (not someone else's).
Domain registration is a little tricky. Most of the general domains are already registered. You have to come up with an original domain name yourself.
Coffeemug does not provide direct hosting and domain services (only very big companies can). We can still help you a lot though. Read on.
I don't have a host
Don't worry! Coffeemug is a one-stop web shop. You don't have to go anywhere else.
We offer you 2 solutions:
- You own and manage the host: we assist you with the purchase of your hosting and domain, from well-known quality hosting companies that we recommend. You will pay them directly, not through us, and then manage the host yourself.
- You own the host, and prefer us to manage it for you: We also help you buy your own host, and more than that - we manage it for you. Hosting management involves serious security practices and should be performed by experienced web-masters. We will provide you:
- Email management: create / delete / change passwords for your emails (*)
- File management: upload / delete files and folder
- Regular back up of your website
- Regular security check
For both solutions, the hosting fee will be transparent between you and the hosting company.
If it's the latter case, we will charge an extra management fee.
(*) Your emails' passwords are encrypted with one-way encryption algorithm and kept secure. We can only reset your passwords, not decrypt them. In other words, we can't read your emails.
I already have a host
If you want to make a static website with us, any host will be fine.
If you want to make a dynamic website with us, make sure your host (preferably Linux) can run PHP/MySQL. If it can't, don't worry it can be fixed. Switching hosting package usually takes only couple of hours.
Contact us now to build a great website.