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    Registering a .co.uk domain

    Hi,

    I'm in the early stages of starting up a small part time pocket money business and have seen a domain name I like which is currently available.

    I can get this from 123-reg for £5.80 for 2 years, but it's the hosting and email address bit I don't quite understand. When I'm on 123-reg there is an option to add email addresses at additional cost, then for the web hosting prices it also mentions that you get email, but don't understand if i also have to take the email option seperately.

    It's really not clear and I really just want, a website, some space to host it (no real intensive graphics so prob 100-200mb sufficient), probably 1 or 2 email address ([email protected]), and i'll be uploading it myself from Frontpage using FTP.

    Any pro's or even semi-pro's out there be able to give me some advice?

    Would be much appreciated. Cheers.

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    once you have the domain, you will be best getting the starter plus hosting package. the emails are included so you don't need to add any more email.

    You can register the domain with 123-reg, but from my dealing with them, I wouldn't recommend hosting your website with them. Especially as you are setting up a business site, the technology and coding languages are not available on the basic 123-reg packages.

    By this I mean using ASP, Perl, PHP, CGI, Ruby etc. These may not seem useful now, but if you want to add something later, such as a basic contact me form, these will come in really useful.

    I have hosting with 123-reg and use a company called heart internet for the hosting, but there are other web hosts around.

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    Do you have an email account now? If so, there is absolutely no reason to "pay" for an email address that uses your domain. In your control panel, simply tell it where you would like your emails forward to and everything will be sent to the specified inbox. You can create as many email addresses as you like.

    guv;2927934

    Do you have an email account now? If so, there is absolutely no reason to … Do you have an email account now? If so, there is absolutely no reason to "pay" for an email address that uses your domain. In your control panel, simply tell it where you would like your emails forward to and everything will be sent to the specified inbox. You can create as many email addresses as you like.



    you can use hotmail or google as a "back up" email. I run 3 of my domain emails thriugh them..... you set up a hotmail account but with an email you want e.g. [email protected]

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    guv;2927934

    Do you have an email account now? If so, there is absolutely no reason to … Do you have an email account now? If so, there is absolutely no reason to "pay" for an email address that uses your domain. In your control panel, simply tell it where you would like your emails forward to and everything will be sent to the specified inbox. You can create as many email addresses as you like.



    Hi,

    The email I use just now is just hotmail. The reason I wanted the email feature would be to have a company email address. And the reason I'd prefer 2 is so I can set one to be an auto response order confirmation, and the other just for general communications.

    Can anyone recommend any good service, low cost hosting companies? This is purely a low risk venture, for a bit of development for myself and to give me a worthwhile pastime. I love designing and creating things from scratch so going against the templates and web builder software that alot of companies are offering, but my knowledge of programming isn't very good so will still be wanting to develop as I go - As well as be 'inspired' by other things I see around! :whistling:

    mikeal2006;2928623

    Hi,The email I use just now is just hotmail. The reason I wanted the … Hi,The email I use just now is just hotmail. The reason I wanted the email feature would be to have a company email address. And the reason I'd prefer 2 is so I can set one to be an auto response order confirmation, and the other just for general communications.Can anyone recommend any good service, low cost hosting companies? This is purely a low risk venture, for a bit of development for myself and to give me a worthwhile pastime. I love designing and creating things from scratch so going against the templates and web builder software that alot of companies are offering, but my knowledge of programming isn't very good so will still be wanting to develop as I go - As well as be 'inspired' by other things I see around! :whistling:



    i use [url]www.110mb.com[/url] for my hosting, 5GB of space & 1 TB of bandwidth ........ its also FREE
    you can insert your own domain for free (log in to 123-reg & change the "nameservers" to 110mb)
    i have 4 domains with 110mb :-D unlimited mysql is £6 for one time fee

    they have a forum and lots of info on the site if you need it

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    faevilangel;2928680

    i use [url]www.110mb.com[/url] for my hosting, 5GB of space & 1 TB of … i use [url]www.110mb.com[/url] for my hosting, 5GB of space & 1 TB of bandwidth ........ its also FREEyou can insert your own domain for free (log in to 123-reg & change the "nameservers" to 110mb)i have 4 domains with 110mb :-D unlimited mysql is £6 for one time fee they have a forum and lots of info on the site if you need it



    I'm having a look at them just now. I've come accross their review of other web hosts and now really confused. Theres no many similar services out their!!

    From your experience, does the the free 110mb account offer everything I require to get going? Even if in future I need to move on to a more comprehensive package - its free, so nothing to lose. Am i right in what im saying?

    Cheers for all your help guys - never been so lost in cyberspace...ever!

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    mikeal2006;2928623

    Hi,The email I use just now is just hotmail. The reason I wanted the … Hi,The email I use just now is just hotmail. The reason I wanted the email feature would be to have a company email address. And the reason I'd prefer 2 is so I can set one to be an auto response order confirmation, and the other just for general communications.Can anyone recommend any good service, low cost hosting companies? This is purely a low risk venture, for a bit of development for myself and to give me a worthwhile pastime. I love designing and creating things from scratch so going against the templates and web builder software that alot of companies are offering, but my knowledge of programming isn't very good so will still be wanting to develop as I go - As well as be 'inspired' by other things I see around! :whistling:



    I have about 10 domains. They are all scooped up in one gmail account. When sending, the have a reply to field which is my domain. Alternatively, if you have an ISP address, you can the same with that.

    Personally, for hosting, I'd recommend [url]www.34sp.com[/url] its not free (its £18pa) but its very well supported and an excellent to deal with.

    Great advice ty :thumbsup:

    I host with eukhost.com because they gave me a whopping 50% discount to host all my non-profit sites. Very responsive tech support. It uses 'cpanel' for control over your domain. Hint: if you plan on setting up many domains, then register one that is 'generic' because cpanel attaches 'addon' domains to it as well as to the actual domain name. E.g. 'myrealdomain.generic.com' as well as 'myrealdomain.com'.

    ~Andrew~
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