Sunday, December 25, 2005


How to Set Up Your Hosting in 5 Minutes Flat.

Once you've chosen your web hosting, you'll often find that you're given a set of passwords and technical details, before being left to more-or-less figure it out on your own. If you haven't started a website before, that can be a daunting experience.

The email you received should have contained the addresses of some nameservers. Nameservers look like this: If you can't find it, take a look at the help section of your host's website.

Once you know your host's nameserver, go and log in at your domain name registrar's website. They all work differently, but somewhere you should see options to configure your domain. Replace the registrar's default nameservers with your host's nameservers.
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Friday, December 23, 2005


How the Web Works.

Many people think the Internet and the web are the same thing. In fact, the Internet is simply a global network of computers – the web runs on top of the Internet, and makes it useful for us. So how does the web work?

The Invention of the Web.

The web was invented by a man named Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 – that's 20 years after the start of the Internet. People had been trying to work out effective ways of sending information around on the Internet for a while at that point (email was invented in 1971, for example), but there hadn't been any systems that had really harnessed the net's potential.

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