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Q I've published my pages at an ISP I really like. The URL is something like . Instead of this URL, I'd like to
have my own hostname, something like How can I
do this?
A You have two choices. The easiest way is to ask your ISP whether you're allowed
to have your own domain name. Many ISPs have a method for setting up your
domain so that you can still use their services and work with them—it's only your
URL that changes. Note that having your own hostname might cost more money,
but it's the way to go if you really must have that URL. Many web hosting services
have plans starting as low as $5 a month for this type of service, and it currently
costs as little as $16 to register your domain for two years.
The other option is to set up your own server with your own domain name. This
option could be significantly more expensive than working with an ISP, and it
requires at least some background in basic network administration.
Q There are so many search engines! Do I have to add my URL to all of them?
A No, mainly because eventually they will find your site whether you add it to them
or not. Adding your URL to a search engine may get it into the results more
quickly, so if you already know about a search engine and can submit your site, do
so. Otherwise, don't worry about it.
1. What's the basic function of a web server?
2. What are default index files, and what's the advantage of using them in all directo-
3. What are some things that you should check immediately after you upload your
web pages?
4. Name some of the ways that you can promote your website.
5. What's a hit?
Quiz Answers
1. A web server is a program that sits on a machine connected to the Internet (or an
intranet). It determines which resource is associated with a URL and delivers that
resource to the user.
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