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Old 06-06-2008, 08:51 PM   #1
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I'm setting up a new web/e-mail hosting account at UH. On the signup page, there are optional package addons and extras:

Frontpage Extensions (don't know what they are, so I probably don't need them)

Multiple Domain Hosting (hosting for three sites +$5/mo, etc.)

Dedicated IP address ($3/mo)

Comodo SSL Certificate (don't know what this is, either)

I'll skip the Frontpage and Comodo, but do I need a dedicated IP address? What are the pros and cons?

And does multiple domain hosting just mean additional accounts for separate domains? I only want to set up one domain right now, but might add more at a later date.

I think right now all I need to figure out is the dedicated IP address thing.

FWIW, my web site will mostly be photos of my dogs and stuff like that. No business services, no blogs, etc.

mxh

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Old 06-06-2008, 10:58 PM   #2
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I'm setting up a new web/e-mail hosting account at UH. On the signup page, there are optional package addons and extras:

Frontpage Extensions (don't know what they are, so I probably don't need them)

Multiple Domain Hosting (hosting for three sites +$5/mo, etc.)

Dedicated IP address ($3/mo)

Comodo SSL Certificate (don't know what this is, either)
You only need Frontpage Extensions if you use the (now thankfully defunct) Microsoft FrontPage web application.

The dedicated IP address and SSL certificate are only needed if you are going to sell online (i.e. need to use a shopping cart).

Unless you are going to open web pages for your other domains, you don't need the multiple domain hosting.

If you decide later that you want to have web pages for any new domains you buy, you can move to a reseller account. I've had one of those at UH for three weeks, and have three (soon to be four) sites loaded into my reseller account.

The support is terrific, btw.

   
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Thanks for confirming that I didn't need any of the extra stuff. I've just signed up, so by this time tomorrow (oh yeah, I am planning to stay up until 4:30 a.m. again!) I'll be changing nameservers and all that jazz.

I've been self-employed for 20 years. Wouldn't you say it's about time I had a business e-mail address and web site? <LOL>

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Thanks for confirming that I didn't need any of the extra stuff. I've just signed up, so by this time tomorrow (oh yeah, I am planning to stay up until 4:30 a.m. again!) I'll be changing nameservers and all that jazz.

I've been self-employed for 20 years. Wouldn't you say it's about time I had a business e-mail address and web site? <LOL>

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Plenty of businesses don't have a proper e-mail address – I even know some that have hotmail addresses only.

Let us know how you go with UH.

   
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