Why do I need Web hosting?
Once your site is created, it must live on a server connected to the internet. When someone navigates to your site, the server sends the appropriate pages to the user’s computer as they are requested. A properly configured Web server allows multiple users to browse your site simultaneously.
Does iKnow register domain names?
Yes. We can search for and register a domain name on your behalf. Once a domain name has been registered (yourdomain.com) we can configure the name to point to the hosting Web server for your site. We will register one domain for free (1 year term) with the purchase of any of our hosting packages. Annual domain renewals are $15/yr.
What’s included in the Managed Hosting Service Plan?
If you choose our Managed Hosting plan, we will conduct periodic reviews of your site. At this time, we can fix broken links, remove outdated information, and make sure the site is performing as intended. We are happy to make limited content updates at these times. If your site uses a content management system, we will make security updates to your WordPress installation as needed. Sites on our managed plan are hosted locally in downtown Portland by our partner inkfist.com. These webservers are very fast, extremely reliable, and all your data is backed up nightly. This plan is strongly recommended for all sites with user-managed content.
Can I check my e-mail from anywhere?
Yes. Wherever you have Internet access, you can easily check your e-mail with a Web browser. You can also configure your e-mail to work with any popular e-mail program, such as Outlook, Outlook Express, or Apple Mail.