Join Date: Jun 2003
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Web design 101
I'm wanting to put together a website(after I register a domain name) but have a few questions since I've never done one. First off, Is there any advantage to hosting on my own computer versus someone like godaddy? Is there more to it than just building a site in Frontpage? I don't expect a lot of traffic, just a few hits here and there and only need like 3 pages max. I've been reading the hosting plans on godaddy and it seems like a good deal to use their templates. What about security stuff...I've read on here somewhere that someone did something so that nobody can steal the domain name or track them or something....That's prolly not too helpful. I've also heard cases where a hosting provider forgot to renew the domain name and they lost the name. Is that possible. Also, If I do sign up with godaddy and build a site and decide I want to host it myself or switch to someone else, do I lose my web pages? I just want a basic site that I don't have to worry about people messing with(other that visiting). BTW, no e-commerce or anything...yet.
Hopefully these aren't dumb questions. I do help desk but have no experience or technical knowledge in web design. I don't need to become an expert just want to know what to watch out for.
I'm slowly getting out of the IT industry, hence the no desire to become an expert. TIA for any help.
Last edited by George G.; 03-15-2004 at 01:45 PM.