scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Webhosting
Sat Feb 19 2000 - 18:23:54 CST
Joe Marsh wrote:
>><snip>< I would perfer domain hosting for it is easier to
*If* you have already registered a domain name and paid the
fee, you may be able to find a local ISP to host your
website for the PR value. If you haven't registered a
domain name, that same ISP *may* be willing to provide you
with a tertiary, or third-level domain name (e.g.
At minimum you are asking the ISP to perform some updating
and future maintenance of your domain records in his D.N.S.
tables. Most ISPs charge some kind of fee for maintaining a
domain record for you.
Disks are cheap so web page storage is not a problem but,
you're also asking for a free login account with the
provider so that you can log in and "FTP" your web content
to his server and, so you'll be able to update and maintain
your web pages in the future.
So, now that you know what you are asking for, try the ISP
who hosts your Council's website first; then start going
through the yellow pages under "Internet Services" and see
if you can find a local provider who is interested in doing
a community service project. I'd say your best bet is a
local provider because the big national guys will probably
say "Yeah. Right."
A last thought. If you have your own second level domain
name and you have a local ISP host it for you, ensure that
you set yourself up as the Administrative Contact person and
that the Domain Registration authentication method you use
is by password and NOT by email address. If you lose your
email account or having a falling out with the ISP, your
domain name can be held hostage and the process of
recovering it is a miserable experience.