Thursday, 22 April 2010

Industry Research

Industry Research:

What is web hosting?

A web host service is something that will allow organizations to produce a website and let people around the world view it via the ‘World Wide Web’.

Web host companies can provide data centre space and connectivity to the internet for the servers so that they don’t own to be located in their data centre.

Another thing that web hosts help provide is space on a server that they own to their clients, they will also provide them with internet connectivity.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is something that indicates a website, it is on the end of the website address. For example .com,, .net ,etc. A domain name is used to indicate ownership/control of a resource.

They are also used for identification to labels which can help indicate the ownership of a resource.

How do you register a domain name?

When looking to register a domain name, you will need to find a website which will provide a domain name. ‘’ helped me provide this information, when I typed in ‘’ I was given a choice of domain names which I could use.

I wanted to have ‘’ and found that it was available and the cost would be ‘£5.98 – 2 years’, this is a reasonable price and I was expecting it to be a lot more.

What you need to do:

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Upload charity website annotations
Upload drafts of what your site will look like
who are your audience based on your survey results
upload your photographs with a comment on what they are supposed to represent - in iPhoto or individually
upload your video - export as AVI file
Industry research - what is web hosting? what is a domain name etc

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