Below you will find frequently asked questions relating to Website hosting. We try to keep things as straight forward and simple as possible, so if you can't find the answer you are looking for or have any questions or problems please do not hesitate to contact us.
When you get a Website designed or even
create one yourself, you will need to store it so it is accessible
to other users of the Internet. This is known as "hosting".
Fast-name.co.uk offer various sized hosting plans designed
to meet your individual requirements.
What is Shared Hosting?
With a "Shared Hosting" solution
the server resources are shared amongst all Website's hosted
held on a particular server. This is the most common form
of hosting and is suitable for the vast majority of customers.
What is Dedicated Hosting?
Dedicated hosting is when a complete
server is leased to a customer for the hosting of
a single Website. This is only really necessary for large
Website's which receive high numbers of concurrent visitors,
and for obvious reasons is generally a lot more expensive
than than hosting on the standard 'shared hosting' environment.
I only use my domain name
for e-mail, do I need hosting?
No - not at Fast Name. When you
order any domain name with Fast Name, you receive
e-mail facilities and a Website holding page as standard,
so you do not require any hosting packages unless you want
to upload a Website to your domain name.
How do I get my Website on the Internet?
So you have built a Website on your
computer, but to make it available across the Internet it
must first be uploaded on to an Internet Webserver. This
is commonly called Website hosting. Basically you are renting
some computer space, under your chosen domain name on which
to place your Website. The Website will be found by typing
in your chosen domain name.
How do I connect to the server to upload
The Website development software you
are using to construct your Website will govern the method
of connecting to the server and uploading your Website. However
most are similar and quite straight forward. You have access to a Website Hosting Control Panel, from where you can upload files or get access to what is known as a FTP address, logon and password.
This information is entered into your software program which
then connects to the server and allows you to upload the
required files to the Internet.
How do I Know what package is best for
A comparison of the hosting plans available
can be found here.
If you are still unsure as to which hosting plan is best
for you then please telephone +44(0)1429 280583, or e-mail
How do I order hosting?
Hosting can be added when
you order a new domain name or transfer an existing domain, here.
If you are unsure what hosting plan is best for you,
then please telephone +44(0)1429 280583, or e-mail us here.
I'm confused is there someone I can talk
Yes - Just telephone +44(0)1429 280583
or e-mail here and
someone will be able to guide you in making the choice that
is right for you or your business.
We hope you are able to find the information you are looking for, but if you still have questions you would like answering then please don't hesitate to contact us, we will be only to happy to help.