As a web hosting service provider, Shadowbend Studios partners with DreamHost to provide the technology and services needed for your website or webpage to be viewed on the Internet.
Your website will be hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain into their browser. Their computer will then connect to the DreamHost server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser. As your hosting company we require that you own your domain name in order to for us to host your website.
If you do not have a domain, Shadowbend Studios will help you purchase one or several as needed.
Here are some features you can expect:
As mentioned earlier, most hosting providers require users to have their own domain name. With a domain name (e.g. www.yourwebsite.com) and email account features provided by your hosting company, you can create domain email accounts (e.g. email@example.com).
The use of FTP lets you upload files from your local computer to your web server. If you build your website using your own HTML files, you can transfer the files from your computer to the web server through FTP, allowing your website to be accessed through the internet.
WordPress is an online website creation tool. It is a powerful blogging and website content management system, which is a convenient way to create and manage website. WordPress powers over 25% of websites on the internet. Most hosting providers will tell you right away if their plans are WordPress-compatible or not. The simple requirements for hosting your WordPress websites include: PHP version 7 or greater; MySQL version 5.6 or greater.
Domain Name Registration
The process of registering a domain name, which identifies one or more IP addresses with a name that is easier to remember and use in URLs to identify particular websites and pages. The person or business that registers the domain name is called the domain name registrant.
Shadowbend Studios can help you determine a domain name or names, search to see if it (or they) are available and register it (or them) for you. You may decide, depending on your business and business name that it is best to register multiple names in order to keep them secure or unavailable to competitors.
How to Register A Domain Name in Three Steps
Step 1: Brainstorm Your Name! The key to any online presence is the domain name, so creating the right one is critical to your business’s success.
Step 2: Pick the right top level domain or domains (TLD)!
Step 3: Let Shadowbend Studios register it (or them) for you.
Your website itself is the software and files on your web host that make up the display and content people see when they visit your domain.
Email is another common service that is often offered both by domain registrars and web hosting companies, but is also separate.
The domain is the name of a network or computer that is linked to the Internet. You can find the domain in an email address after an @ sign.
Shadowbend Studios offers you multiple ways to set up email service for your website.
Lets discuss your domain, hosting and email service needs!
“Adventure is just bad planning” – Roald Amundsen
A story in Research
Margaret: hey skip, I want a website.
Margaret: I don’t have a domain name yet.
Skip: That’s not a problem. We can register one for you.
Margaret: And I need hosting and email accounts setup.
Skip: we can do that.
Me: it has to be pretty.
Skip: I can do attractive.
Me: I want to sell it to people.
Skip: no problem.
Me: I know nothing about web sites.
Skip: (smiles) I know, it’s okay. I’ll take care of it.
Me: phew! now I can get down to MY business!!!!
I don’t have to learn ANYTHING. Skip takes care of it ALL!