Frequently Asked Questions : Domain Naming
Brief description on types of Domain Names, to help you choose best model which meets your business needs;
 
1.
What should I use as Domain Name ?
 

You can use a word or phrase as a domain name. If the domain is for a company, you might want to put your company name in the domain, this makes it easier for your customers to find you on the Internet.

Although a longer domain is harder to remember, it can contain more keywords, which is important as some of the search engines use keywords in a domain name as part of the search algorithm. But be careful of domain names that are too long, it makes it difficult to remember and prone to user input mistakes.

If your preferred domain name is not available, try adding a prefix, such as "my" or "the".

And finally, make sure your domain name can be verbally communicated. You do not want to constantly repeat or spell it out.

 
2.
Which TLD should I choose ?
 

TLD, or Top-Level Domain, is the part of the domain name on the right of the dot ("."). The most common TLDs are .com, .net, .org.

There are the various types:

gTLD - generic top level domain

  • .com – typically for commercial website
  • .org – typically for organizations
  • .net - traditionally been registered by Internet service providers
  • .edu – restricted for post-secondary educational establishments
  • .mil – restricted for US military
  • .gov – restricted for US governments and agencies
  • .int – restricted for international organizations established by treaty

uTLD - unsponsored top level domains

  • .info – for informational sites
  • .name – for families and individuals
  • .biz – for businesses
  • .mobi – reserved for websites catering to mobile devices
  • .travel – reserved for travel agents, airlines, tourism bureaus and hoteliers

ccTLD - country code top level domains

  • .in – for India
  • .uk – for the UK
  • Almost every country has a country domain

When choosing your domain extension, decide if you are targeting a local country or if you are planning to go international. ccTLDs are an excellent choice if you need to market your business to a certain geographic region.

 
3.
What is Domain Name Registration Process ?
 

After you have chosen a domain name, you will need to submit your domain name registration request to a WebXion.

You will need to submit the following information to the WebXion:

  1. The desired domain name
  2. The name and contact information (including email address, physical address and contact phone number) for the domain's registrant, administrative and billing contacts.
  3. The desired domain registration term (duration in terms of number of years)
  4. payment information

Once you have provided us with all these information, we will then initiate the domain name registration process for you. The WebXion will send your domain name request, and the contact and technical information of the domain name to the registry.

The registry files the contact information for the Whois. The registry also adds your domain zone files to the master servers. These master servers tell other servers on the Internet where your website is stored.

Your domain is considered registered and ready-to-use when all information has been updated.

   
Frequently Asked Questions : Website Hosting
Brief description on types of website hosting, to help you choose best model which meets your business needs;
 
1.
What is Web Hosting ?
 

Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page on to the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers.

When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpage will be delivered to them through the browser.

Most hosting companies require that you own your domain name in order to host with them. If you do not have a domain name, WebXion will help you purchase one.

 
2.
Which Web Server to choose - Linux or Windows ?
 

The truth of the matter is these two web server platforms are functionally equivalent, it all depends on what are your hosting needs, and what are you most comfortable with.
Both platforms differ in cost, ease of use, versatility and stability. Windows costs more than Linux.

Linux

Allows for running scripts written in PHP, JSP, Perl, Python and other Unix-originated languages. It usually supports MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.

Windows

Allows for running ASP scripts and utilizing .NET and other Microsoft technologies. It supports Microsoft SQL Server and Access database.

If your website does not require any scripting support, you should choose Linux hosting because they are more economical. However, if your website needs scripting and database support, you should choose the platform that supports the technologies you use.

 
3.
What does the term Bandwidth & Data Transfer means ?
 

Very often web hosts talk about bandwidth and data transfer as the same entity. However, they are in fact, different.
Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred at one time.
Data transfer is the actual amount of data transferred.

Think of it this way. If bandwidth were a tunnel, the bigger the tunnel the more cars can pass through it. Data transfer would then be the number of cars allowed to go through the tunnel in a given time period, say a month.

How it affects your website?

The less bandwidth you have, the slower it takes your website to load, regardless of your visitor's connection type. Visitors will have to wait their turn. The less data transfer you have, the more often you will find your website unavailable because you have reached the maximum amount of data allowed to be transferred.

How much do you need?
You first need to determine what is sufficient for your website to function. You will need to take into consideration the size of your website and the number of visitors you have in a month's time. Your goal is to ensure that all these visitors can view your website without any problem.

  1. number of visitors expected
  2. average page size (including all text, graphics, and other files)
  3. expected page views by each visitor

Visitors x Avg. page size X Page views x 30 days = your monthly website data transfer

For example, your website consists of 7 pages, and each of these pages consists of text and images. Say, your average page size is 50KB. You expect 60 visitors per day, and each of these visitors will view all 7 pages on your website.

Your monthly website data transfer would then be: 60 visitors X 50KB X 7 pages X 30 days = 630,000KB or 0.630GB/month

   
4.
How to reduce Data Transfer rate ?
 

Your web host sends you an exceeded bandwidth usage warning, and suggests reducing the size of your web files.

What is “bandwidth usage”?
This refers to the total amount of information that has been transferred from your web server to your visitors. Each file on your website has a specific size. Your website is the sum of these files. Each time a visitor visits your website, their browser sends a request to your web server, asking for the files. These files are downloaded onto their browser to be viewed.

In other words, the larger your web files, the higher the bandwidth usage. Also, the more requests to your website, the more "bandwidth" you will use.

How can I reduce my "bandwidth usage"?
You certainly do not want to reduce the number of visitors. So, the most effective way is to reduce the size of the files on your website.
Build simpler, more efficient websites.

  • Remove any unnecessary text, images or other files. Keep your pages as small as possible.
  • Optimize your graphics. Use JPEG image format for photos and GIF form for graphics.
  • Refrain from fancy flash presentations, audio or video. This includes any music playing the background.
  • Use CSS and call Javascripts externally instead of embedding in every page. This reduces the HTML file size.
  • Remove unwanted tags, white space and comments
  • Limit your Meta tags to those absolutely necessary
  • Consider caching your website, but set an expiry date in the HTTP headers so your visitors' browsers will refresh the content after a certain time (this allows their browser to save a copy of your website, and each time the visitor visits your website, the pages are served from the copy on the browser and not your web server)
 
5.
What is Domain Name Server (DNS) ?
 
Each computer on the Internet is assigned a unique address, called an IP address. A typical IP address looks like this: 199.120.415.30

It is very difficult to keep in mind the IP addresses of all the websites we visit daily. Words are easier to remember than strings of numbers. This is where domain names come into the picture. When you visit a website, all you need to know is its URL. Computers remember numbers, and DNS helps us convert the URL into an IP address that the computer can understand.

When you type in domain.com into your browser, the browser first needs to get the IP address of www.domain.com. The browser contacts a DNS server to query the location of the server where the webpage's are stored. Think of it as a directory service of IP address.
   
Frequently Asked Questions : Website Designing

Brief description on different website types, to help you choose best model which meets your business needs;

1. Static Website Design :

Static websites are the most elementary web medium to exhibit and promote your product or business online. It contains features, such as smooth navigation, easy downloadable graphics and browser compatibility. A potential customer can access information instantly while browsing through your website. Another advantage of having a static website is that search engines can easily navigate your website and index all the pages quickly.

Our services on static website design also include search engine friendly content to ensure top ranking on all major search engines. Static web pages designed by our experienced team are simple, easily accessible and structured in such a way that visitors can instantly communicate with the products & services offered by you.

Static Website has following advantages over others:

  • Requires very low internet speed
  • Consumes minimum bandwidth
  • Light in weight hence webpage's quickly get loaded
  • Easily recognized by all major search engines
  • Faster to access
  • Supports even preliminary versions of web browsers like Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 1.0 at users end

Limitations of Static Website:

  • Doesn't support online database
  • Not meant for e-business requirements
  • Doesn't support features like membership login, online shopping facilities
2. Dynamic Website Design

Dynamic website are meant for e-business, collaborative content, and member-only. Using dynamic website, user can set preferences regarding what kind of information will be displayed. Dynamic websites enable the viewers to interact with the website, through web forums, comments sections, and feedback submissions.

Dynamic Website has following advantages over others:

  • Requires average internet speed
  • Consumes average bandwidth
  • Easily recognized by all major search engines
  • Faster to access
  • Ensure privacy
  • Supports contents like online databases, e-business, collaborative content, membership, knowledge base website, a resume or jobs database, online shopping site

Limitations of Dynamic Website:

  • One needs to constantly keep updating web content
  • Require more disk space
  • Require Web Browser like Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher version at users end
3. Flash Website Designing

lash websites are highly interactive and have the capability to communicate with the imagination and vision of the visitor. Through flash designing, visitors can have more defined and focused look of an organization and its services. WebXion provides excellent quality flash presentations and animations with impressive sound effects, customized backgrounds and props to support the animated scenes. We understand very well that flash web design requires visual appeal and aesthetically pleasing animation with appropriate theme suitable to your business.

Our expert website designers can give your website an amazing touch of flash animations. We analyze and research in depth before undertaking any project. After complete analysis of the theme and the objective of your business, we plan your website accordingly. Our flash web design solution includes Flash Intro Pages, Flash web design themes, flash photo galleries, Flash Animations, Database driven Dynamic Flash websites, E-learning and interactive tutorials, Flash presentations, Flash Web Banners, Flash text etc. You can explicate wide variety of concepts using our flash website designing services in most creative and innovative way.

Flash Website has following advantages over others:

  • It's very attractive and interactive
  • Online presentation could best be presented using Flash website
  • Its first choice of customers whose business is related to Multimedia & Production House.

Flash Websites do have limitations like:

  • Require high internet speed
  • Consumes more bandwidth
  • Need latest version of browsers like IE7, Firefox 3.0 installed on users systems.
  • With older version it might not run until it has required plug-in preinstalled at users systems
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