What does it mean to host a domain?

Hosting (also known as website hosting or Web hosting) is the business of housing, serving, and maintaining files for one or more websites. In a sense, you rent space on a computer to hold your website. Your host, the computer where your website files are stored, assigns an address (DNS) for your files to your domain name so that anyone can find your website on the Internet by typing in your domain name.

What is Hosting?

Hosting is what makes it possible for others to view your website over the Internet. Without it, you’re the only one who will ever get a look. ShineDaddy.com serves up…

If you want your friends, family and customers to see your website, you must host it.

  • One-click set-up
  • Unlimited storage and bandwidth
  • Scalability to fit your needs
  • 24/7 secure monitoring

Shine Daddy offer fast, secure, reliable hosting that grows with your business. Hosting that’s easy, reliable and lightning-fast.

Web hostingFast sites = happy visitors

Did you know a 1 second delay in your website page load time can cause a 7% reduction in conversion? This can have a huge impact on your bottom line which is why we work hard to maintain top page load times in the industry.

  • Industry-leading page load times
  • High-performance servers for fast web sites

Web Hosting ServicesApp installs just a click away

Our one-click install process has all your Web hosting app needs covered, making it easy to build, enhance and manage your site.

  • Need a content management system (CMS) for your Website? Joomla and Drupal are just a click away
  • Maybe you want to sell products on your website. Try Magneto with one-click.

Powerful HostingPowerful hosting made easy

With its user-friendly control panels featuring cPanel®, our Hosting puts you in charge. And thanks to our award-winning data centers, lightning-fast load times and 24/7 monitoring, you know your site will always be safe, secure and online – guaranteed*.

 

Website builder and hostingAward-winning security keeps your site safe

Keeping a website secure is a full time job. That’s why our security team is on the job 24/7, monitoring your site for suspicious activity and protecting it against brute force and DDoS attacks.

 Choose your platform – Linux or Windows

We use industry-standard control panels giving you the flexibility to choose the platform that works best for your needs. Choose from cPanel for Linux or Parallels Plesk for Windows. If you plan on using a Web application to blog, podcast, or create a shopping cart and you are working with a designer or developer to build your site, check to see what operating system the application needs (Linux or Windows) or what software language will be used, before purchasing your hosting account.

cPanel for Linux

Each Linux plan includes:

  • cPanel: Access all the hosting features and settings you need with this industry-standard control panel.
  • CloudLinux: Keep your site online with truly balanced CPU, RAM and Disk IO limits.
  • CageFS: Protect your Web content 24/7 with this virtualized file system.
  • Free Applications: Instantly install over 150 applications on your website with just a few clicks.

Choose Linux if you’re going to use PHP, Perl or CGI scripting. Our Linux accounts use a MySQL database.

Parallels Plesk for Windows

Each Windows plan includes:

  • Parallels Plesk Panel: Easily manage your server, email accounts and more with this popular, award-winning control panel.
  • Windows Server 2012: Take control of your hosting with Microsoft’s newest and most powerful server operating system.
  • Free Applications: Instantly install over 70 applications on your website with just a few clicks.

Choose Windows if you’re going to use APS or ASP.NET. Our Windows hosting customers typically use a SQL Server (MS SQL).

All Plans Include

  • World-class data centers
  • Best-of-Breed routers, firewalls and servers
  • FREE email addresses
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • One-click install of free applications
  • Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth
  • Flexible, easy to use control panel (cPanel or Plesk)
  • 1 GB storage MySQL linux databases
  • NO hidden fees
  • 24/7 security monitoring and DDoS protection
In case you have any questions about this world class data centers web hosting, kindly call us or leave a reply below.
Best wishes,
Oluwashina Abayomi
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Designers, Websites, and You

If you aren’t some kind of techno-whiz yourself, opting to have a professional designer build your website’s a great idea. Not only do you get a fantastic, functional site at the end of the process, you also spare yourself the tedium of trying to do something incredibly complicated yourself.

Before you involve someone this closely with your business, though, it’s a good idea to understand how the relationship typically works.

Contract WorkDesigners, Websites, and You

Most small-to-medium-sized businesses can’t afford to keep a designer on staff, so they hire one. You should look at this like any other kind of contract work. The contractee does the work you need, and you pay for their services. Pretty simple.

However, make sure you understand what your designer’s services entail — just like you would a mechanic or A/C tech. By asking the right questions up front, you can avoid unpleasant surprises (like additional costs) later on. Here are some basics:

  • Do you bill per hour or by flat-rate?
    • If it’s per-hour, what’s an estimate for the cost?
    • If it’s flat-rate, how many revisions on your original design do you offer?
  • Do you offer copy writing?
  • How do we need to get images for the website?
  • How much do you charge for updates?
  • Will you maintain my website (e.g. patches)?
  • Who do I contact for technical issues?
  • Do you include any search engine optimization? (More info available here.)

Ownership

Because there’s no tangible product at the end of your website’s creation, who owns what piece of your website can be convoluted. Clarifying ownership of your website’s original content, domain names, and hosting account up front helps avoid any disputes down the digital road.

Domain Names: The owner of a domain name is known as its “registrant.” This is the person who or entity that has the legal rights to the domain name. We always recommend that the person who owns the company the website represents be listed as the domain’s registrant. This way, if you decide to use a different Web designer in the future, you don’t have to worry about your former designer having total control over your domain name.

We also suggest that you keep the domain name in an account you have access to. If the designer needs to access it, you can assign them as a Domain Name Account Administrator. For more information, see Becoming a Domain Name Account Administrator.

Web Hosting: Web hosting (or just “hosting”) is where your website’s files “live” so they’re visible on the Internet. Often times, designers just include hosting and factor that cost into your bill. Others want you to purchase hosting yourself and just give them access to it.

Who controls the hosting matters less than who owns the domain name, but it’s a good idea to know in advance how your arrangement with the designer will operate.

Website: Unlike either your domain name or web hosting, ownership of the files that comprise your website can be murky territory. It’s possible that the designer can give you a copy of your website’s files and you’re free to do with them whatever you wish — including having another designer work on them at a later date. It’s also possible that the designer literally has no access to the files and they’re not portable to you, another designer, or another host. It’s important to establish an agreement about the ownership of your website’s files before you agree to anything.

You should understand the intricacies of working with a professional website designer before making a decision. That way, you’re more likely to build a successful relationship with your designer — and establish an amazing digital presence.

This is where I will stop for today! In the next article, I am going to show you what it means to host a domain. Many people didn’t even know what it means to host a domain but I will be sharing this with you in the next article. Stay tunes.

If  you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to leave a reply or post a comment below.

To your success,

Oluwashina Abayomi
CEO/Founder, ShineDaddy.com

Website Builder Version 7

Website Builder

Website Builder Version 7 is an Internet-based Web design application. It lets users at any level quickly create professional-looking websites. Our drag-and-drop interface doesn’t require that you have any previous coding or HTML experience. Using Website Builder v7 lays out the key articles for building your site.

Using Website Builder

Here’s a roundup of essential Website Builder tasks. It does not list every Website Builder article. Instead, it’s meant to guide you through key tasks in the order you’re most likely do them.

Essential Steps

Get your site up and running.

Fine-tuning Your Site

Make your site stand out.

Diving Deeper

Take it to the next level.

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Direct different WWW addresses to an existing site. When someone types your domain name into a browser, they will automatically be forwarded/redirected to whatever URL you choose. And with masking, users don’t see the underlying address; only what they type.     Domain Forwarding and Masking

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Keep your domain name secure by automatically renewing your registration. Never worry about forgetting to do it manually. You’ll keep your domains, hosting, Web site builders and other products where they belong: in your name, in your account and under your control!     FREE Auto Renew

 domain dnsTotal DNS Control
Manage your domain name server (DNS) records, set your email, FTP, sub-domains, web site location, and more. Our Domain Control Center makes it easy.     DNS Control

domain changeregChange of Registration **
Assign your domain name to another registrant, right online. You can change all four contact fields for the domain whenever you want.
**Note: changes of registrant’s name are not available for .UK names without a fee from the Registry.

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Monitor key status indicators to your domain and get instant alerts if there’s any change.
DomainAlert® Pro Backordering and other services available.

domain name lockingDomain Locking
Prevent anyone from making changes to your domain’s vital ownership/administrative information. Domain Locking prevents unauthorized or accidental transfers, and stops anyone from misdirecting your name servers.

Welcome to the new Shine Daddy Blog!

Shine Daddy Web Design, Affiliate Marketing, and Online Marketing Blog

Welcome to the new Shine Daddy Blog. We are so excited to re-launch this blog for the second time after it’s being taking down in January, 2016. We intend to use this online platform to raise awareness about our website design and hosting services and its mission, and – most importantly – to teach everyone about the web, giving us an opportunity to hear from you.

We will be posting regularly on this blog, addressing a variety of topics including domains, website design and hosting, web marketing, web security, affiliate marketing, online business and many more.

This is an additional way of communicating with you.

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