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General FAQ's
-Answers to general questions about web hosting and the internet.

1.  What is Website Hosting?

2.  Why do I need Website Hosting?

3.  I'd like an explanation for the terminology used here...

4.  What do I need for Website Hosting?

5.  What is a domain name, and can you register domain names?

6.  How do I create my webpage?

7.  How do I get my webpages to appear on the internet?

8.  Can I do Website Hosting on my own?

9.  What are the different Website Hosting Services you offer?

10. Which Website Hosting Service is right for me?

11. Will I have access to update my website pages?

12. What is dial-up internet service and does Siteleader offer it?

13. What if I currently have a domain name on another web hosting service, can I transfer my domain name and website to you?

14. How long does it take for a new Website Hosting Order to be processed?

15. What are the advantages to using Siteleader Website Hosting Services?

16. Can my website be found worldwide using with or without the "www" ?

17. Are there any restrictions to the content I put on my page?

18. Do you register domain name?

19. What methods of payment do you accept?

20. How can I add my new Web Address to the Search Engines so people can find my website?




Every website on the internet has a server computer which acts as a "host" computer. This host computer is connected to the Internet 24 hours a day. It stores all of the web page (html) files, graphics and any other graphics which your website contains so that your website and all its contents are available to users worldwide at all times.

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Website hosting is essential to the success of your website. All successful websites are hosted using their own unique domain names. Website Hosting provides your customers, friends, and colleagues with the ability to access your web pages on the Internet. It also provides you the ability to send and receive e-mail worldwide using your domain name. With our services you will be able to keep your domain name (for example, and e-mail addresses permanently (for example, You cannot do this using the popular commercial online services such as AOL, Compuserve, Earthlink, Geocities, etc. because once you leave these services you lose your e-mail address, website address--and all your hard work. It's something they don't tell you. With our Website Hosting Service you KEEP your website address and e-mail address PERMANENTLY.

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Many of the terms used in our answers are defined in our Glossary.

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In order to have a website "hosted" you need to register a domain name and open a website hosting account with a service provider. We provide both of these services in one step using our Secure On-line FastForm. You get FREE Domain Name Registration when you sign up under any of our Hosting Plans.

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A domain name is a friendly Internet name address that provides an easy way for you to locate people, computers, and resources on the internet (ie., A domain name is a part of a computer hierarchical numbering system that represent IP numbers. IP numbers or addresses are used by computers to find other computers on the internet. For example,'s IP address is . Each IP address has four sets of numbers separated by periods. IP addresses range from 4 to 12 digits. Each set of numbers range in value from 0 to 255. 

Names are easier to remember than four sets of numbers. And can register your domain name quickly and easily using our quick & easy Domain Registration Process (secure forms).

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To build a website, we suggest learning HTML code or using one of the commercially available HTML editing programs (Dreamweaver, Microsoft FrontPage, Claris Homepage).  We also offer page design and development services.  For more information, we offer these options: a Web Today Hosting and Design Package or Custom Web Site Development

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Once you have signed up for one of our hosting plans, you can "upload" your website using a fun little tool called FTP (file transfer protocol). FTP allows you to transfer the pages you have created on your computer over to our internet servers. If you don't have FTP software we can assist you in obtaining it for free. If you are a Microsoft FrontPage user, you can use the upload option to transfer your webpage to our servers.

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You can do your own website hosting with a special computer server using the correct hardware and software system for about $12,000 plus T-1 internet access fees ($800/month). We offer consulting services to provide this should you desire to go this route.

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Siteleader offers several different Website hosting plans. They can be viewed on our Website Hosting Plans Page

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In general, 95% of our customers opt for Bronze Plan.  Its variety of services, flexibility, and reasonable price make it suitable for any website.  

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We offer unlimited 24-hour, 7 days-a-week access via FTP and Microsoft FrontPage in order for you to be able to update your website as often as you wish.

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Dial-up service allows you to use your computer system to dial into an Internet Service Provider (ISP) on your ramp or connect you to the internet in order to surf. Since we are able to offer you Premium Website Hosting at very affordable prices, we don't offer dial-up service. 

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If you currently have a domain name located on another ISP/ Hosting Service you can easily transfer it to Siteleader for web hosting . Simply click on the button that says "Transfer Domain Name From Another ISP / Hosting Service" on the Secure Order Form - we will do the rest ! This service is provided for FREE.

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Your account will be established within 24 hours and we will notify you by e-mail with your user name, password and access instructions.

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Your website is accessible both with and without using the www. in front of the domain name. For example, you could access our page by typing in either or

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We do not accept sites with adult content. We also do not accept sites that provide, assist, or disseminate any and all information related to terrorism, hacking, phreaking, hate crimes, and/or software piracy.

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Yes, we have registered domain names for more than four years for thousands of companies like State Farm Insurance, DHL Airways, Equifax Corp., Home Bank, KMOV-TV in St. Louis, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Syracuse University, and many more... Register your Domain Name Now.

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For the quickest service, SiteLeader.Com accepts Visa, Mastercard & American Express. Upon receipt of your credit card order we will begin setting up your account.

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We have decided to support and sponsor this service so that we can provide it for FREE to all our web hosting customers. You can use the service as often as you wish. We will e-mail you the URL for this service with your Order.

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