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.
What is a domain name?
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?
What is the WWW before my domain name?
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?
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?
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
/funky/music.html = path
/funky/ = directory
/music.html = file name
When can I register an expired domain name?
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?
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 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?
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?
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?
Do I need to setup my database?
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?
Will GetMyWebsiteNow.com hosting plans work for a business website?
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?
Can I upgrade later if I need more advanced hosting?
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.
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What can I use to build my website?
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?
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?
When was WordPress first released?
How is WordPress licensed?
What is the GPL?
What’s the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com?
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?
How Is WordPress related to other blogging applications?
Can I transfer my blog or website from other services to a self-hosted WordPress installation?
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.
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