Re: New Website-Long, Unknown URL|
From Patrick R at GrowSpot.com
on 9 May '00
replying to New Website-Long, Unknown URL posted by Joel Knepper
>My father and I run our own business. Recently he switched ISP's
>and with it came a free website. I know you are thinkning cheap idiot,
>but I don't know much about websites and we figured that we have
>nothing to loose. It is posted in our provider's system with a long
>URL. We would like to change the URL, then attempt to submit it to
>other search engines. Is it possible? Is it worth it?
>How do we do it? What kind of beginners tips can you give us?
>Thank you for your help.
You'll have to check with your ISP to see if you can have your own domain name with the free website, although I doubt it. You definately want your own domain though, because if you spend a lot of time (and money) promoting home.sprintmail.com/~ronknepper and then get your own domain name down the line, you'll have to reproduce all that efffort again for the new domain.
Just a note, web hosting at Hurricane Electric http://www.he.net starts at $9.95/month and I have found them excellent hosts. A domain name runs around $35 a year with Network Solutions http://www.networksolutions.com, and most suite products like MS Office come with web templates. For more help with web design, check out "The Non-Designer's Web Book" by Robin Williams and John Tollet. It has helped me tremendously.