Domains

So, let’s take the plunge and open an imaginary account for a photographer with www.freevirtualservers.com. After the usual form-filling and choosing of passwords (if you write them down keep them in a safe but secret place) we discover that there is a small one-off set-up fee, and that they require you to buy a domain from them. We were going to buy a domain anyway, so after checking with them that janedoephotography.co.uk is available, we pay for two years. You can also check the availability of domains on www.who.is, where we found that www.janedoephotography.com is already taken (Fig 1.6).

From their welcome email we receive the settings we need to put into the FTP program, which are as follows:

Server address: ftp.janedoephotography.co.uk ...

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