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RE: [SLUG] Setting Up a Website
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- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Setting Up a Website
- From: "Brett Fenton" <brett.fenton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Dec 12 10:51:03 2002
- Reply-to: <brett.fenton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
There are a number of issues with this to consider:
1. Do you want the cheapest solution where some parts are DIY?
2. Do you want it all just done for you where $$ isn't necessarilary a
3. Do you want just simple HTML and maybe Frontpage support or do you
want support for cgi/php/asp/jsp/db's etc etc?
4. Do you want it hosted locally or isn't that a factor?
5. Do you know what you are doing or will you require reliable
6. Do you want full control over say configuring your mail accounts or
7. Is the service required business critical or is say 99% uptime ok?
There are other things but I'd assume this covers off about 95% of
requirements. From my experience in webhosting (running a large
webhosting operation) I'd say most people want a combination of the
The steps I'd suggest are below:
1. Select the domain name you'd like. Do you want a domain in .au
space or do you want a .com, .net or .org domain (or other type).
2. If it's a com/net/org register it yourself through somewhere like
http://www.godaddy.com/ and register directly for about 1/3 the cost
that any local provider will supply at.
3. If you want a .au domain goto http://www.ausregistry.com.au/ there
you'll find a list of local registrars, prices vary wildly, do a
little research. If you want a .au domain you'll need to be eligable
for it and will need to supply these details at the time of
4. Once you have your domain name, select a host based on the
questions above. You'll find some places like GoDaddy (and in fact
NetRegistry) will offer hosting services at time of registration. This
is a factor to consider for those who enjoy billing consolidation etc.
If you've got more questions, I'm happy to answer them.
:> -----Original Message-----
:> From: slug-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx
:> [mailto:slug-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
:> Michael Lake
:> Sent: Thursday, 12 December 2002 11:05 AM
:> To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx; Richard Neal
:> Subject: Re: [SLUG] Setting Up a Website
:> Richard Neal wrote:
:> > Today I was asked for help by a a total none technical
:> person how do I
:> > put my company one the web.
:> > Basically he wants to just have a simple website with a
:> map who/where
:> > they are what they do and an email link etc.
:> > Now I haven't done this myself but I can bet a few of
:> you have your own
:> > websites with your own domain names so I'm asking 2 questions.
:> > 1.One whats the cheapest simplest way to register a
:> domain name and who
:> > with and how much is it.
:> Get an ISP and get them to arrange getting the domain name
:> for them and
:> delegating it. Then they dont have to worry about anything
:> Eg for Jills parents that have a small business they just
:> went to an ISP
:> (http://www.triode.net.au and lists of their customers here
:> http://www.triode.net.au/homepage.html) and got a domain
:> (rowlingstock.com.au), and a web site up and running easy.
:> Jill did the
:> web pages for them. (http://www.rowlingstock.com.au)
:> Let the ISP do the technical stuff for them.
:> > 2. Who would be a good service provider to host a simple
:> web page/domain
:> > name setup (I'm going to do the web page myself) and how
:> much We will
:> > also need a dial up so they can pickup their email.
:> > Were talking a Mum and Dad and Son company here nothing big.
:> When we were helping Jills parents get a site up we spoke
:> to the person
:> who runs triode on the phone and they were easy to deal
:> with so we later
:> went with triode for our own dialup and web site hosting
:> although we had
:> our own domain name that we arranged ourselves. (Triode
:> run on RedHat
:> Linux and its a small ISP. Support the little-uns before
:> they get bought
:> out :-)
:> Mike Lake
:> Uni of Technol., Sydney
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