Hosting & Domain FAQs
FAQs – Web Hosting & Domain Names
Q. What is Web Hosting?
A web hosting account, or webspace, is the server where your website files and database are stored. When someone accesses your website the server sends these files to your internet browser to render as a website.
Q. I already have a Web Hosting account, will you be able to use this?
In most cases, yes. We will however need to be provided with the login details for the Web Hosting Control Panel to check that the specification are high enough to run the latest version of WordPress. If not then we can either have your account upgraded, or we can open a new one for you through our preferred Web Hosting provider.
Q. How often does my web hosting account need to be renewed?
Q. What is the annual cost of Web Hosting?
Currently, at time of writing, the annual cost is $240. However this is subject to periodic increase as costs increase.
Q. We already have a website, will this go down while the new one is built?
No. We can either open a new hosting account to build the new website on, then repoint the domain name when completed, or build it on a subdirectory on your current hosting account. Either way there will be no disruption to your web presence.
Q. What is a domain name?
A domain name is your website address, eg. www.yourdomain.com, or www.yourdomain.com.au
Q. We already own a domain name, will you be able to use this?
Yes, as long as you can provide the Domain Name management tool login details, or the Domain Registry Key.
Q. Can you register a domain name on our behalf?
Yes, we would just need the following information;
- Full company contact details, including Registered Address and Phone Number
- Full name of the registered organisation
- Type of registered organisation eg. Company, Partnership, Sole Trader etc.
- Preferred domain name to be registered
Q. How often does my domain name need to be renewed?
Every 2 years.
Q. How much does it cost to register a domain name?
Currently, at time of writing, the biannual cost is $80. However this is subject to periodic increase as costs increase.