Aloak Hosting Accounts
To host a web site on Aloak servers, you need to set up a hosting
service (also called a 'hosting account'). Each hosting package you purchase from Aloak comes with one or more hosting accounts
A hosting account gives you:
You can have any number of domain names linked to your hosting account. For example, you might have yourdomain.ca and yourdomain.com, both pointing to your hosting account. This means that if you type www.yourdomain.ca into your web browser, the website you uploaded to your hosting account web folder is the website that is displayed. Or, if you typed in www.yourdomain.com, the same website will be displayed.
To make your domain name point to a hosting account, you also need to set up DNS for your domain name.
Some hosting packages let you have more than one hosting account, so that you can point different domain names to different hosting accounts, each with its own separate web folder. In the example above, you could have www.yourdomain.ca point to a different website than www.yourdomain.com by setting up two hosting accounts.
set up email boxes for each domain name. Email boxes are of the form:
Examples of address_name are john, john.doe, jdoe, etc., which would create email addresses like email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com.
The number of email boxes you can set up is determined by the hosting package you purchase.
You receive information about how to upload your website, how to use your
hosting account email address and how to set up email addresses for your
domain name(s) when you are finished setting up your hosting account.
A domain name is used as an easy to remember name for websites and email.
Each Domain Name has an IP Address which is used to locate your website, email server, or other Internet services available with your Domain Name. A Nameserver is the Internet service used to look up the IP Address for any Domain Names you register.
Registering a domain name helps to protect your identity.
Domains have pre-defined endings. With Aloak you may register domains ending in any of .CA .COM .NET .ORG .BIZ .INFO.
Example: Registering a domain MYDOMAIN.CA, will allow you to have a website address like http://www.mydomain.ca/ and email addresses like firstname.lastname@example.org.
The words placed within the Meta Description tag of your web pages are given some weight with most search engines and can help a page to rank high in the search results for these particular words.
Although the Meta Description does not carry nearly as much weight in the search engines as the Title tag, the words placed in this tag appear under the title in a search engine's list of results in most search engines. Therefore setting up your Meta Description correctly will certainly help to make your website found and will let searchers know they have the right link when they see the search results reported by a search engine.
To maximize the value of the Meta Description as a tool to make your website findable,
create your Title tag description first, using words which best describe your business, with the most important words appearing earlier in your description, the least important ones later, since the first words are given more weight in the search engines than later words. Then create your Meta Description in the same mannger.
See also Meta Keyword
Meta Keywords are used as an additional help in putting your website into the search engines. Because there has been so much abuse (like placing the word "sex", for instance, into this tag, to increase the chances your site will be found), this tag is no longer given substantial weight in the search engines. However, if you design the content of your website around the keywords you would like to use for this tag, the Meta Keyword tag provides a useful additional help in making sure your website is found.
Use this plan, when designing your website:
- Choose words that best describe your business.
- Create a Title description for your website which includes these words, with the most important appearing at the start of the description, and the least important later on.
- Create a meta description tag as a marketing sentence, also based on these keywords.
- Write your website's content based on the words which describe your business.
Once you do the above things properly, putting together your meta keywords tag is a very simple procedure.
The best plan is to put the keywords used in the title of of your page in the meta keyword tag. The first words in any tag are assumed to be given more weight, so these are most important. This will give you the maximum benefit of the Meta Keywords you use.
When you register a new Domain Name, it is very important to tell us the correct Nameservers for your Domain Name, so that we can tell the Domain Name Registry what your Nameservers are. If the Nameservers are not correct, your website won't be available on the Internet, and any email addresses you set up for your Domain Name won't work.
If you don't know what your Nameservers are, we will set up your Domain Name with Aloak's Nameservers by default. You can change your Nameservers at any time by visting Aloak's website and choosing CHANGES TO DNS from the blue side bar.