FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Below are some frequently asked questions about building a small business website using the website services we provide for getting a domain name, transferring a domain name, choosing a WordPress managed hosting package, choosing your WordPress functionality and selecting a WordPress website design. Simply click on the question to see the answer.

Domains

What is a domain name?

A domain name, like www.coolexample.com, is a lot like a street address for a house or business. Let’s use the White House as an example. The street address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is an exact location — like an IP address. You might not know the exact street address, but when you visit Washington, D.C., you can tell your cabbie that you want to visit the White House and still get there. This is how a domain name is used: It’s an easy way to reach the exact location of a website without having to remember its numeric address.

 

A domain name consists of, at least, a top-level and a second-level domain. A top-level domain (TLD) is the part of the domain name located to the right of the dot (“.”). The most common TLDs are .com, .net, and .org.

 

Many domains, also called extensions, can be registered by anyone, like .com, .net, and .org. A second-level domain (SLD) is the portion of the domain name that is located immediately to the left of the dot and domain name extension. For example, the SLD in coolexample.com is coolexample.

 

Advanced Domain Name Description: A domain name represents a physical point on the Internet — an IP address. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) governs coordination of the links between IP addresses and domain names across the Internet. With this standardized coordination, you can find websites on the Internet by entering domain names instead of IP addresses into your Web browser.

What is an IP Address?

An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a unique identifying string of numbers, like 216.27.61.137, given to every individual computer, server, and network on the Internet. Like a license plate is used to help identify vehicles, an IP address is used to identify and locate information online. Additionally, they allow for communication over the internet between devices and networks connected to the internet.

What is the WWW before my domain name?

The www before your domain name is a subdomain, not part of the domain name itself. Therefore, if you set up your www CNAME record to point to your primary A record, your site will resolve both at www.coolexample.com and coolexample.com.

 

If you can reach your website by typing in your domain without the www but cannot reach it when you type the www, then your CNAME might be set up incorrectly. Follow the instructions below to ensure your domain name’s settings are correct.

How do domains work?

When visitors enter your domain name into a Web browser, the browser request uses your domain name to find the domain name’s associated IP address and, therefore, the website. People use domain names instead of IP addresses because it is easier to remember a name rather than a series of numbers.

 

Your domain name and its associated IP address are stored in a common database along with every other domain and associated IP address that are accessible via the Internet.

What is a URL?

A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is the address of an Internet website or webpage. Think of a URL as a street address for the location of information on the Internet. For instance, a complete URL like http://coolexample.com/music, points you to the music page of the coolexample.com website.

Take a look at the anatomy of this URL to better understand how they direct online users to specific information: http://coolexample.com/funky/music.html

http:// = protocol
coolexample = domain name
.com =TLD
/funky/music.html = path
/funky/ = directory
/music.html = file name

When can I register an expired domain name?

Usually, a domain name is not available for re-registration as soon as it expires. Most registrars allow a grace period that can be as short as one or two weeks or as long as a year for registrants to renew expired domain names. The actual grace period can be different for each individual registrar and domain name extension. That is, the grace period for a .com domain name might be different from the grace period for a .us domain name, even at the same registrar.

 

After the registrar’s grace period, most domain names have a redemption period. This period can last from two weeks to 30 days, and, during this time, the current registrant can renew the domain name by paying a redemption fee along with the domain name’s renewal fee.

 

If the current registrant does not renew or redeem the domain name, it might be auctioned. When a domain name is released to a public auction, you can participate and possibly capture the domain name by placing a bid on it.

 

If the domain name is not renewed, redeemed, or purchased through an auction, it is returned to its registry. The registry determines when the domain name is released again for registration. Once it’s released, you can register the domain name through us.

 

Note: A registrant can renew an expired domain name at no extra cost up to day 18. If they renew an expired domain name anytime between day 19 and day 30, they must also pay an $80.00 redemption fee. The domain name may not be renewed if there is a buyer in auction after day 30.

Why should I register more than one domain name?

If you’re thinking about registering more than one domain name, you’ve got the right idea. Registering and using multiple domains names is great for building your business, protecting your brand name, and creating a dynamic online identity.

 

When you register multiple domain names, you can:

  • Keep your competition from registering a similar domain name drawing customers to them instead of you
  • Promote the different products and services you offer
  • Drive more traffic to your website
  • Enjoy more opportunities to market to — and be listed in — search engines
  • Create distinct advertising strategies reaching different target markets
  • Provide customers more ways to find you when searching the Internet
  • Capture common misspellings of your domain name, instead of sending visitors to an error page
  • Protect your brand and online identity

What is a nameserver?

Nameservers are the Internet’s equivalent to phone books. A nameserver maintains a directory of domain names that match certain IP addresses (computers). The information from all the nameservers across the Internet is gathered in a central registry.

 

Nameservers make it possible for visitors to access your website using a familiar domain name, instead of having to remember a series of numbers.

Managed WordPress Hosting.

What is managed WordPress Hosting?

Due to the popularity of WordPress, several web hosting providers have chosen to specialize in WordPress and offer what’s known as managed WordPress hosting. Managed WordPress hosting is a concierge service where we handle the install, configuration of WordPress and all daily maintenance of your website for you. This includes security, speed, WordPress updates, daily backups, website uptime, and scalability.

Built on our state-of-the-art hosting, Managed WordPress Hosting from GetMyWebsiteNow.com is the perfect solution for anyone who wants the power and simplicity of WordPress without the hassle of constant updates and technical adjustments.

More than just a simple install, WordPress is seamlessly integrated to your hosting so the moment you log in, you’re able to build, edit and manage your site. We’ve also modified our servers specifically for WordPress, giving you a level of speed and security you can’t get from a standard web hosting plan.

And of course, our award-winning support is available 24×7 to help with an questions you may have. In short, there’s no easier way to build and manage a fast, secure, reliable WordPress website or blog. You pick the design, we install and configure WordPress, setup all the server integration, install and configure your design and send you your access credentials to make the site yours and promote your business.

What are the key benefits of a GetMyWebsiteNow managed WordPress hosted website?

Managed and automated tasks – Your hosting plan is set up with WordPress installed and ready to go. We back up your site nightly and help keep it safe by ensuring you’re always on the newest version of WordPress with all the security updates applied.

Optimized for speed – Our platform is built expressly for WordPress, with high-performance features like load-balanced servers and SSDs. Our clustered server environment means your site is ready to scale for big traffic spikes with no lag in performance.

Malware scan and removal – Our platform is built expressly for WordPress, with high-performance features like load-balanced servers and SSDs. Our clustered server environment means your site is ready to scale for big traffic spikes with no lag in performance.

Tools to get found on the Internet’s search engines – Our WordPress search engine optimization (SEO) plugin walks through your site and automatically handles your site’s basic SEO needs, so get seen by Google and other major search engines. No tech skills needed.

Daily backups with 1-click restore – We back up your site every night — files, databases, everything — and keep that version safe for a full month. Need to restore a file or folder? You can do it with just one click.

Staging site for testing – Create a staging site with just a click. Make changes. Add features. Update plugins and themes. Test any changes you make to your site before pushing it live, so you’re sure everything works perfectly for your visitors.

How does your version of WordPress differ from other installations?

It doesn’t. We start you out with the latest version of WordPress, the same one you’d download from WordPress.org. And anytime there’s an update, we install it for you automatically. You never have to hassle with installing another update or worry about running an outdated or compromised version of WordPress.

Do I need to setup my database?

Nope. With Managed WordPress Hosting, we take care of everything so the process is as easy as possible for you. Once you’ve purchased your hosting plan, email plan, WordPress package(s) and website design we go to work and have your website and staging website online within two business days. You are notified with account credentials and you get started on a very easy process to put your business on the Internet.

What is Cheap Web hosting, and why is it so inexpensive?

GetMyWebsiteNow.com web hosting is powered with Shared Hosting technology. Most hosting companies used shared hosting for their basic web hosting services. Because most websites don’t use many server resources, shared hosting lets our engineers put many websites on the same physical machine. This is how we can provide a reliable service at a low cost.

Does cheap web hosting mean low quality?

Absolutely not! Just because the price tag is cheap doesn’t mean the service is poor. Our web hosting enjoys the same reliability, uptime, and performance as our more advanced hosting services. We still use top-of-the-line hardware to power our cheap web hosting to make sure that your website is up and running when you need it.

Will GetMyWebsiteNow.com hosting plans work for a business website?

In most cases, yes. If you have a simple website or business blog, or even several websites, you shouldn’t have problems hosting your sites on GoDaddy shared web hosting. However, there are some cases where cheap web hosting may not be right for you.

 

If your website needs a larger amount of resources than most, you may be better served with more advanced hosting, like Business Hosting or a Virtual Private Server. Furthermore, if you are running a large e-commerce platform or online store, you may want the extra horsepower that a VPS or dedicated server provides. But for the vast majority of businesses, GoDaddy shared web hosting will be more than enough for your website or blog.

Will the price of my web hosting always be this cheap?

When you buy web hosting at the lower introductory price, you will have that hosting at that price for that purchase term. For example, if you buy one year of hosting at $ 4.99 a month, it will cost about $ 60 for that year. After that year is up, your hosting will renew at the normal price. This means that the more years you buy up front, the more you save. If you know that you’ll have your website up long term, we always suggest buying the most hosting you can get. This way you can get the most bang for your buck when it comes to cheap web hosting.

Can I upgrade later if I need more advanced hosting?

Yes. If it turns out that your website or application outgrows shared hosting, you can upgrade to more advanced hosting, such as Business Hosting or VPS.

 

Business Hosting has the same experience you get with normal web hosting, except that it has more power behind it. With Business Hosting, you don’t need to worry about ongoing server administration like you would with a VPS.

 

With a VPS or Dedicated server, you get more resources, but also more control over the server itself. Keep in mind that a VPS can be much more complicated to use than your normal cheap web hosting. Managed VPS takes care of a lot of the important back-end stuff like security and monitoring, but you will still be responsible for the overall administration.

 

If you need the power of a server but you don’t need the additional flexibility of a server, Business Hosting may be right for you. If you need the flexibility of a VPS or Dedicated Server, but you are not able to manage the server on your own, make sure that you select the Fully-Managed option when you purchase your server. A Fully-managed server lets our experienced professionals act as your personal server administrators.

How well does GetMyWebsiteNow.com's servers perform?

Nothing’s worse than a website that takes forever to load. Our multiple data centers ensure that sites are delivered quickly. In fact, our infrastructure is so robust that all our hosting plans feature 99.99% uptime, 24/7 security monitoring and DDoS protection. It’s performance and security that’s hard to beat.

How good is GetMyWebsiteNow.com service?

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to get help and not being able to find it. You won’t have that problem here. You have access to 24 hour customer service for your server needs… every day of the year! Problems with your email, website hosting, domain name registration? Call us anytime at (480) 624-2500.

What can I use to build my website?

We have good news for you. You don’t have to build your website. We do it for you! You will want to make changes on your website and for that we install WordPress, the most popular content management system on the Internet. You will be able to edit your website from anywhere there is an Internet connection.

 

If you require a lot of functionality and versatility from your website, you’ll benefit from programs and applications that can add to your website with plugins. Our Web hosting plans give you access to free, server-side applications that can be used to develop and customize your website.

WordPress Package and Options

What is WordPress?

WordPress is open source web software that you can install on your web server to create your website, blog, community, or network. WordPress started out as a tool for blogging, but has evolved into a full-fledged Content Management System (CMS), capable of powering websites, networks, and communities.

Why Choose WordPress?

One of the principal advantages of WordPress is that you are in control. Unlike remote-hosted scripts such as and, you host WordPress on your own server. Installation is very simple, as is the configuration. Unlike other software programs, there are not a million files to nor are there dozens of to edit just to get your site set up and looking the way you want.

Also, pages in WordPress are generated on the fly whenever a page is requested, so you do not have multiple archive pages clogging up your web space. Waiting for pages to rebuild is a thing of the past because template changes are made in scant seconds.

WordPress is built following W3C standards for XHTML and CSS, ensuring that your site is more easily rendered across standards-compliant browsers. Other browsers are supported with a few hacks; it’s a reality of the web that hacks are necessary.

Aggregator support is built-in with a number of standard RSS configurations already done for you, as well as Atom. Following standards make your WordPress site easier to manage, increases its longevity for future Internet technology adoption, and helps give your site the widest audience possible.

What are WordPress' features?

WordPress has an extensive list of features and, as it is constantly evolving, this list of features is constantly growing. Check out the up-to-date list of features.

When was WordPress first released?

WordPress started out as a fork of b2/cafelog by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. The first version was released in 2003.

How is WordPress licensed?

WordPress is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

What is the GPL?

The GPL is an open source license. This means you are free to modify and redistribute the source code under certain conditions. You can read more about why we chose the GPL on the License Page.

What’s the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com?

WordPress.com is a blog network run by Automattic. It uses WordPress software, but individual blogs are hosted and managed by WordPress.com. This is a free service with premium add-ons and upgrades.

Here at WordPress.org, you can download WordPress, the web software that WordPress.com runs on. Once you’ve downloaded it, you can upload it to a web server and run your own WordPress website.

There is useful information about this distinction on the WordPress.com website.

Can I transfer my blog from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress installation?

Yes, it is possible to move from WordPress.com to a self-hosted installation. This guide from Problogger will help you through the steps.

How Is WordPress related to other blogging applications?

WordPress was primarily inspired by Noah Grey‘s Greymatter open-source web log and journal software. It is related to b2, sort of a second cousin twice removed. You can use WordPress to post your own stories, ideas, rants, reviews, links, pictures, etc. In addition, you can customize the look and feel of your site. Numerous themes are available and may be modified in many different ways. Through the use of WordPress Themes, you can quickly change the look and style of your site. You can also extend WordPress’ functionality through the use of Plugins. Plugins let you create the website or blog that suits your needs. As you can see, its functionality exceeds or at least is similar to what is available in most blogging tools today.

Can I transfer my blog or website from other services to a self-hosted WordPress installation?

You can transfer any blog or website from any service you wish. We have a list of guides which will help you to transfer from your specific platform.

Do I need to know PHP to use WordPress?

The only time you would modify your WordPress website with PHP would be when integrating some of the plugins. There are a small number of plugins that still require manual edits to your files. In most cases, clear instructions are usually given within a text file with the plugin.

Other than that, you would not be changing any of the PHP files.

For advanced information check out Know Your Sources.

I don't know what all the WordPress terms mean: where can I get help?

The WordPress Codex has a Glossary where you can find definitions of many of the key phrases associated with WordPress.
Website Design

Do all the website designs offered on GetMyWebsiteNow.com work with WordPress?

Yes! All the website designs offered on the Website Designs page work with WordPress. They even come with some nifty WordPress only features like easy to use page editors to edit your text and images and even the graphic elements on the pages.

Are GetMyWebsiteNow.com website designs compatible with WordPress?

Absolutely! In fact, they were specifically designed for WordPress so that they integrate with WordPress to take advantage of the great features of WordPress. They even come with content editors to edit your text and images. You can even edit the design elements on the page to customize your website even more!

What kind of website designs does GetMyWebsiteNow.com offer?

GetMyWebsiteNow.com offers hundreds of beautiful website designs for WordPress websites. Most are specific to a type of business or industry but, there are many that are generic and can be adjusted by you to fit your business perfectly. To find one for your business try searching by industry category in the search bar in the header image. If your category is not listed, try searching by a category that is close to yours. You have the ability to change content, images, etc. to make it yours.