need information on how to setup an account with Nice
we signup for Hosting, do we take the commercial package?
we get a web site with our own domain name or does it come after
I Host with NICE if I reside outside South Africa?
we still need to be connected to a server here and then work to
our domain / email at our website?
is the difference between an ISP and a Web Host?
host our web site with NICE?
my E-mail address change if I change my ISP?
is FrontPage '98 and FrontPage 2000 Extensions?
I need information on
how to set up an account with NICE.
Signing up for web hosting
can be done online.
There is basically three steps to setup a new account.
Step-1 * Check and see whether your domain name is still available..
Step-2 * Register your new unique domain name. For example
Step-3 * Signup for Hosting. Hosting is the space that you rent from
a Hosting Service Provider like us.
Links to these three steps:
Step-1 * Check your domain name:
Step-2 * Register a domain name:
Step-3 * Signup for Hosting:
We will forward to you your details to log into your account and publish
your new web site
when your domain name is registered and you have signed up for hosting.
If we signup for hosting, do we take the commercial account?
I am not sure as to what kind of web site you are planning to start...
This will depend on the size of your web site. ( Starter = 15 Mega Bytes,
Advance = 25 MB etc.. )
The complete www.nice.co.za web site is 8 MB at this stage to give you
Other factors is the amount of emails that you need, Active
Server Pages, Databases and/or CGI- access...
My suggestion for you is to start-off with the "STARTER"
package at this stage...
You can always upgrade later as your site grows... ( Upgrading to a new
package is free )
Do we get a website with our own domain name or does it come after
Yes! You do get a web site with your own name!
NICE has nothing to do with your web site.
NO pop-up advertisements or any other details which associate your web
site with ours.
Your address will be yours and yours only.
Only the "NICE-CUT" package has NO option to use your own
Can I Host with NICE if I reside outside of South Africa?
NICE offers web hosting not only to clients based in South Africa, but
offers web hosting to
individuals and businesses from all around the world. As long as you
have access to the internet, we can host your site.
Do we still need to be connected to a server here and then work to our
domain/e-mail at our website?
NICE is not an Internet Service Provider, thus we do not offer dial-up
Clients hosting with NICE, have to keep their current dial-up account
with their ISP for internet access.
NICE provides two types of email accounts, namely forwarding and POP3
A POP3 e-mail account is configured so that all e-mail sent to your
(firstname.lastname@example.org) is stored on our mail server and gets
downloaded to your computer by configuring your e-mail client with your username & password for
that address (It works just like your normal ISP e-mail account works).
If e-mail is sent to a forwarding e-mail account, all e-mail received at
that address will be forwarded to any e-mail address you specify.
What is the difference between an ISP and
a Web Host?
An ISP offers you dial-up access to the Internet, thus giving you the
ability to browse websites, send and receive e-mail and view newsgroups.
A Web Hosting Company provides advanced e-mail services (e-mail
addresses like email@example.com) and hosts private and corporate
websites. As hosting companies solely deal with all aspects of web
hosting, they are in a better position than ISP's to provide you with
all the various services and backup support that are required to make a
fully functional web site presence. In addition, the cost to host your
website with a web hosting company is substantially lower than hosting
with an ISP.
Why host your website with
Because NICE is not an ISP focused on providing dial-up connections, we
focus all our attention on hosting which in turn ensures your website
will load FASTER than it would with any local ISP. An ISP looses most of
its bandwidth due to the fact that its dial-up users are connected to
their network and browse the Internet, which in turn leads to the
depletion of bandwidth. As more and more bandwidth is used your site
will begin to start loading slower and slower. NICE does not have
dial-up users, so we therefore can concentrate all our bandwidth on our
clients websites to ensure that they load super-fast.
Does my E-mail Address change if I change
When you change from one ISP to another you do not have to
change your e-mail accounts that are provided by NICE. Your POP3
accounts will not get affected at all, and if you are making use our our
e-mail forwarding feature we simply update our forwarding system to
forward your e-mail to your new e-mail account with your new ISP.
What is FTP?
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a protocol which allows you to send and
receive files over the Internet. This is the most common way of
maintaining your website and uploading new files to your site. FTP is
available in MS-Dos as a command line driven program, or you can
download a graphical FTP program which makes uploading & downloading
with FTP as easy as point-and-click. Download a free FTP program from http:///www.tucows.co.za
What are FrontPage '98 and FrontPage
FrontPage '98 and FrontPage 2000 Extensions is a
special set of programs installed on our web server which enables the
authoring of your website DIRECTLY from within MS FrontPage 98 or 2000
program. Once you have designed your website using FrontPage you simply
push the 'publish' button in FrontPage Explorer, enter your domain name
as well as your username & password when prompted. Your changes will
automatically be sent to the server - and only changed pages are
re-uploaded, thus saving you time. You can also edit your pages directly
off our server by opening your web (your domain name) and supplying your
username & password. Saving pages in FrontPage Editor results in the
page being saved directly to the server.
If there were no FrontPage
Extensions on the server, you would not be able to perform these tasks.