Getting personal

What is a website if you don’t have your very own personalised email, such as email@youraddress.com?

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By  Administrator Published  January 6, 2009

In the previous WINDOWS edition, WINDOWS walked you through the process of setting up your very own website. But what is a website if you don't have your very own personalised email address, such as email@youraddress.com?

Step 1. Getting your server space

Even if you missed the last edition of WINDOWS, this edition summarises the first step of acquiring your server space and then builds upon this by explaining how you can setup a personalised email address.

To recap, your first step in setting up your own website but, in particular, your own personalised email address is to register a domain and to rent server space.

There are numerous online web-hosting companies out there that will register a domain for you and offer you a web-hosting package. But you should use the services of a server company that has Control Panel (cPanel).

Search Google for a web-hosting company that offers all the services mentioned above, and search for a web-hosting company that offers you server disk space bigger than at least 1 GB.

Dotservant.com, for instance, offers a service whereby you can register a domain and get 5GB web space and 10GB monthly transfer bandwidth for US $6 per month (excluding the annual once-off cost of US $15 for registering the domain).

Make sure as well that your chosen web-host sends you information regarding the username and password you will use to login into cPanel and the link you'll use to log into your cPanel.

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