56 Kalola Pl.
Kihei, HI 96753
Tel: 808-283-8600
Fax: 808-875-9018
email: andrew@alohabydesign.com
 
Frequently asked questions about web site hosting.
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What is hosting?

Why do I need to pay for internet access when I have Aloha By Design hosting?

Why do I get billed for hosting even though I might not have a web site?

Why is your hosting package so cheap?

What is bandwidth?

Where do I sign up for Aloha By Design Hosting?

What is the benefit of web based email?



What is hosting?
Hosting gives your web site a place on the Internet. It is space on a server where all who are interested can view the contents of your web site. It is the means where your site is "live". Return to top of page.

Why do I need to pay for internet access when I have Aloha By Design hosting?
Hosting your web site will keep your site available for those people who have access to the Internet. Hosting unfortunately does not provide for internet access, only an ISP can. For example, we here at Aloha By Design pay for high speed internet access. We need a path to the Internet before we can get any information from it. Return to top of page.

Why do I get billed for hosting even though I might not have a web site?
The space required for building your new web site is on the server. Your new domain name needs to be hosted so we can put all the building blocks into it. Imagine it as an apartment, and even though you may not be living in it, you still need to rent the space so that furniture can be moved into it. Return to top of page.

Why is your hosting package so cheap?
Although it is a necessity for all sites to have hosting somewhere, we feel that it is not necessary to charge any higher. Return to top of page.

What is bandwidth?
Bandwidth is the size of the road that a user travels to get to your web site. Compare low bandwidth as a dirt road to your web site and high bandwidth as a multi-lane super highway to your site. Don't slow your potential clients or customers down when it comes to retrieving your web site's valuable information! There are many comparisons but basically: Biggest is Best. We are biggest and cheapest! Return to top of page.

Where do I sign up for Aloha By Design Hosting?
Just email us your contact information and domain name(if you already have one),
or call us at 808-283-8600 (Maui). Return to top of page.

What is the benefit of web based email?
Web based email allows you to review and retrieve any emails from any computer or device capable of Internet access. It works like a typical AOL, Gmail or Yahoo email account, where you would be able to log in and access your personal account with a user name and password. You no longer have to wait to open up an important message using Outlook (type) programs on your main work computer. Feel free to view emails from your Internet ready hand-held devices, from the mainland, or anywhere else with the ease of just logging onto the Internet.


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