Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Web Hosting?

A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. We provide hosting space on a server for use by clients.  You can purchase a domain name and not host it anywhere.  However, unless it’s hosted somewhere, no one will be able to see you on the Internet to find you.

What is a Domain Name?

Domain names are used to identify your website on the internet.  Visitors will type your domain name or “URL” address to access your webpage.  For example:  http://www.thewebsolutionsgroup.com  the phrase “thewebsolutionsgroup” is the domain name.  The “.COM” is the top level domain (TLD).

Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which  it belongs to. There are only a limited number of such domains. For example:

  • gov – Government agencies
  • edu – Educational institutions
  • org – Organizations (nonprofit)
  • mil – Military
  • com – commercial business
  • net – Network organizations
  • ca – Canada
  • th – Thailand
  • What is Website Maintenance?

    Website maintenance is an activity designed to keep a website running smoothly. It may be done on a regular basis, or scheduled as needed. In some cases, access to the website may be temporarily restricted while maintenance is performed, in which case a notice may be sent to users ahead of time to make them aware of the fact that the site will not be available during a specific time period on a particular day.

    One reason to perform maintenance is to update the website. It is important to keep information up to date and to make sure that the systems used to run the site are also current. Having the latest programs on the backend will keep the website more secure, in addition to allowing people to keep up with changes. It will also improve user experience on the site, which can be very valuable for those that want to build and retain large user bases.

    If a site is going to be disabled while it is worked on, it may be put into maintenance mode. During this time, a notice appears on the site explaining that it is temporarily unavailable, ideally with a note stating when the site should be back. During maintenance mode, major maintenance tasks can be performed without having to worry about keeping the site functional for users at the same time. This can include everything from changing a content management system to installing new tools on the site.

    How Do I Choose a Domain Name?

    Choosing your domain name is extremely important in order to establish your brand identity. There are two primary options; one is to use your company name and the other is to use an SEO-rich domain name.

    For example, if you’re an interior decorator in San Mateo, California, you may want a domain name such as SanMateonteriorDecorator.com. You may also use your company name. If you have not chosen a company name yet, then be sure to check if the domain is available first as it may be taken.

    You can check availibility by going to GoDaddy.

    What if I already have a Domain Name?

    That’s GREAT!  You still need web hosting. TheWebSolutionsGroup.com can host your website. If you already have a web host we can still build, support and maintain your website. If you’re uncertain, feel free to contact us and we’ll check for you.

    I just want to redesign my website, Can you help?

    Yes, we provide a variety of themes you can choose from to suite your needs.  We specialize in World Press “CMS” because is the most powerful blogging and website content management system in existence today and offer users an open source website creation tool, thus, provides more freedom to our users.

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