Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I start?

Building a WordPress website is a simple combination of purchasing a Domain Name and purchasing Hosting. These 2 things are different but are linked together to get the website up and running.

Many people don't understand websites and are even afraid of technology. This page aims to explain websites in an easy to understand, plain English kind of way. Should you have any further questions please Contact Us

Getting Started

1What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is the name of your website that appears in the address bar at the top of your browser. Some of the most popular domains name are www.google.com and www.facebook.com.
2What is Hosting?
All website are made up of files and all files need to be stored somewhere. The rent we pay to store our website files on a server is commonly known as Hosting.
3Purchasing a Domain Name
You can purchase a domian name with Fresh Start Host by clicking on Buy Domain Name. Even if you have already purchased your domain name elsewhere you can still use it and we will link your Fresh Start Hosting to it.
4Purchasing Hosting
Buy your hosting with Fresh Start Host: Purchase Hosting
5What's next?
Once you've purchase your Hosting then Contact Us and we will help you load WordPress and create the website of your dreams.

Hosting explained

1What is Shared Hosting?
Shared hosting is where your website is being hosted on a server where many different websites are being hosted. Each website having its own domain name. Shared hosting provides everything a business needs to create a website and a presence on the web but is not sufficient for websites with high traffic volumes.
2What is VPS Hosting?
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. This hosting is like having dedicated hosting but in a shared hosting environment. Its both shared hosting and dedicated hosting in one option.
3What is Dedicated Hosting?
Dedicated hosting means that your website is the only one on the server being used. It also comes with increased speed and extra security. The client is charged extra for the extra services and convenience.
4Why is VPS Hosting better than Shared Hosting?
Shared Hosting is great for all businesses to get on the internet and create an online presence. However, once your website needs start to grow you may need to consider VPS Hosting. As your business grows so will your need for more disk space, to keep more files, and more bandwidth to handle the increase in traffic to your site.

VPS is also useful for custom software installations.
5Why is Dedicated Hosting better than VPS Hosting?
VPS Hosting are meant for medium sized businesses and you are still technically sharing a server with other websites. This means the actions of others may still affect your website. Also, with Dedicated Hosting you are renting your own server and have enormous amounts of disk space, bandwidth, better security and more speed.
6Linux Hosting vs Windows Hosting
Linux hosting is compatible with PHP and MySQL, which supports scripts such as WordPress, Zen Cart, and phpBB.

Windows hosting, on the other hand, uses Windows as the servers' operating system and offers Windows-specific technologies such as ASP, .NET, Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL server (MSSQL).

Website Security

1Backing Up
Backing up your website files is one of the best ways to secure your website. The cPanel includes backup facility where you can backup your entire website including your database, email and website files. Here is a tutorial for more information about Website Backups.
2Website Vulnerabilities
Most websites are run by Open Source software. Open Source software are available and free for anyone to download e.g. Joomla and WordPress. These software's are easy for hackers to load and view the coding. Hackers will then study the code and find ways to compromise the website.

The authors of Open Source Applications constantly release updates and security patches to counteract this. Please make sure that your website is always using the most up to date version of any third party software you're using.

Set Up Emails

1How to create an email account?
Login into your cPanel.
Scroll down to the Email section
Click on 'Email Accounts'
Then enter the relevant parameters
- Email: the name of the account before the @ symbol
- Password: the password for the account
- Password (again): retype the same password
- Mailbox Quota: select the size of the mailbox
Then click on 'Create Account'
2Accessing Emails - Internet Based
To access your emails online simply type your url then /webmail e.g. www.yourwebsitename.com/webmail
Then fill in your email and password.
3Accessing Emails - Desktop Based
You can use a Desktop Program like Outlook, Mac mail, or Thunderbird to access your emails. To do this you will need to configure your email settings as well as your Outlook settings. See below.
- Login into your cPanel.
- Scroll down to the Email section
- Click on 'Email Accounts'
- Scroll down and click on 'Set Up Mail Client'
There you will find all the settings for Secure SSL / TLS as well as the Non SSL settings.
4Setup Outlook using Automatic Settings
Login to Microsoft Outlook
- Click the File tab to get to your Account Information screen
- Click on 'Add Account'
By default, the Email Account should be selected. Note that email accounts must already exist within the cPanel in order to be set up within Outlook.
- Enter your name and email address.
- Enter your password and then re-type it to confirm.
- Click on Next. Outlook will attempt to verify the account at this point. If there are no problems, then it will complete.

You will then see a screen processing the email address. When it completes you will see a messages saying, "You're all set!" Click on Finish button at the bottom right to complete the installation.