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Posted By: MaaMaw In Response To: Maamaw- a question about Allwebco and the board (Carla Ball)
Sunday, 30 April 2006, at 10:22 a.m.
In Response To: Maamaw- a question about Allwebco and the board (Carla Ball)
> I use my drop down menu to visit you everyday and sometimes it does not
> tell me the REAL last time I visited the board. For instance today, it
> said Since your last visit on Wed the 26th there have been 67 messages
> posted and everything shows up as new. My last visit was last night at 11
> pm est. Even when I refresh, it still shows everything as new. What's up
> with that?
I have no clue, and that never happens to me so I can't even guess. Maybe someone else has an idea??
> Now Allwebco, it is time for me to s##t or get off the pot. I got a email
> from earthlink today, saying I have reached 75% of my maximun vistors and
> when I reach 100% a message will come up and say Site Unavailable.
Yup, it's time.
> Will allwebco transfer my info from my
> free site to my new site.
I don't know if they will actually transfer your site -- I think not.
They will take care of transferring your domain name and help you if your old registrar holds it hostage. That's what I was referring to.
> I just don't have the time to redo an entire site.
NO no no no no!!
You never have to *redo* anything when you transfer a site -- at least you shouldn't have to!!
How did you do your site in the first place? How did you get your files uploaded to the free site? You must have the files on your computer, right?
Assuming you do, all you have to do is download an FTP program to transfer the files.
I swear by CuteFTP and you can use the free trial version for a month, at which point it's cheap to register -- $29 last time I checked -- and you're going to need such a program anyway in order to maintain your own website. Another option is WS_FTP, but I don't like that one myself.
Actually you *can* upload your files one at a time without downloading an FTP program. AllWebCo gives you an online control panel and you can do it a file at a time through there, but if you have more than a few pages, I think that would be more trouble than it's worth after a while.
If for some reason you don't have your web site on your own hard drive, you can go to each of your pages, right click, and "save page as." Either way, you absolutely have to get those files on your computer, then uploading them to your new website is fast and easy, and you never have to redo anything.
> I did love all the templetes the had and the prices seen very fair.
I think the price is outstanding considering the features and the LEVEL OF SERVICE they provide -- that's the most important consideration for me, because I have been known to gum things up a time or two.
> name CarlaBall.com is available, if you were me, would you go with that or
> Carla' Stained Glass Creations?
If I were you, I would get both of those -- if I could afford them, even if I had to register them (the "extras" so to speak) through one of the dirt-cheap registrars (but I would *not* trust my main domain to a cheap alternative). These secondary domains I would redirect to my main domain.
If I were you (again, I'm no expert), I would not use either of those for my main domain name. I would choose something like "StainedGlassByCarlaBall" or "StainedGlassByCarla" or something with "stained glass" first.
> Can I use my name, then use the other in
> the title?
The title on the page? It can be anything you want. It doesn't have to match your domain name, as far as I know, but again, it can't hurt if it does.
I chose to follow Sunil Tanna's recommendations to the letter and use the exact same wording in the title tag as in the H1 tag as in the link hierarchy that will go on every page, and it has worked very well for me... but you'll want to focus on your keywords, not your personal name unless it becomes well known, IMHO.
If I were you, my first step would be to make sure my entire website is on my own hard drive.
Then I would register my main domain name through AllWebCo.
Next, I would set up hosting with AllWebCo.
Once the site is activated, I would download a trial copy of CuteFTP, create my directories, and upload the files.
That's all it takes to get up and running!
One thing, though -- I would see about redirecting your free site to your new site, and if you can't "redirect" it per se, at least put up a "we have moved" page. I wouldn't even think of dropping it cold turkey.
Did that help a bit?
P.S. For anyone else reading this, I recommend AllWebCo because they're the BEST on the planet, IMHO. I've been with them forever (literally, their forever and my forever-on-the-net), and they have been nothing short of magnificent. I don't get a dime for referrals because they don't have an affiliate program anymore; I use my old affiliate link because it still works and I want them to know I still (and will always) appreciate them, and the only way I can show it is by sending people their way, and I do so proudly. Trust me... you won't be disappointed!
AllWebCo -- The BEST Web Host On the Planet
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