Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between domains vs hosting vs website?
There are three basic parts that make up any current day web site:
- The domain name
- The web-hosting, or server
- The site files themselves
Computers communicate by using numbers, called IP addresses. Without the domain, you would have to tell your customers "My site is located at 123.456.789.123/mysite/" instead of "mysite.com" You can see how, without a domain, having a site or hosting is impractical.
The web-hosting or server portion is much like the space that you rent out to have your business in. It's merely the space itself. It does not include furnishings like shelves for your products, just as the web-hosting account doesn't include a site for you to sell your products. Luckily, with connicweb.com it's very easy to furnish the space provided, because you can install many framework applications like Wordpress or Prestashop. Without the hosting services, you won't have a place for your files to reside.
The site files are what your visitors and potential customers actually see - your products and services. The site files are the same as any other file you normally use, like a .jpg photograph, or .mp3 music file. Though, website files are also .php files or .html files, which are PHP scripts or html pages respectively.
In summary, you have a site visitor, who goes to your domain name, which translates into your server IP address, then the server sends that user your site files, which their browser represents to them as a typical "web-page." You can see that, without each of these 3 elements, you won't really have a "web-site."
Why do I have to verify my new order?
We carefully evaluate new accounts to determine high risk orders. Please do not take it personally if you are asked to verify a new account, as you may have been selected randomly.
If you are serious about hosting with Connicweb.com, then please verify your account so we can proceed to activate it.
I didn't get my welcome email or have since lost it. How can I have it resent?
The welcome email contains your site's IP address, name servers, control panel login, and getting started information and will be from firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we call it a "welcome email" it does not actually say "welcome" in the subject. If you are searching your email, it may be better to search for "connicweb" or "Your Account" instead of "welcome."
If you need your welcome email resent, please contact Connicweb via phone or email to email@example.com.