I want my own website but where do I start? I am totally clueless!
The first step is to order a hosting plan. Immediately after your account is setup (that will be done within 24 hours) you will be sent
an account information email which contains detailed instructions regarding the management of your hosting account. The first step that you
need to take to make your website visible online is to gain FTP access to your site, and upload the initial file to the proper
This initial file is generally named index.html, and it is the web page that will load when you access www.yourdomain.com
If you need furhter instructions on how to upload your files via FTP, please consult the section about FTP in our FAQ's.
I live in Brazil, can I still host my website with you?
We host web sites from all over the world. Your online website need not be limited to one area of the world because of
YOUR geographical location...
If you have a domain name like www.yourdomain.ch or www.yourdomain.cc or even www.yourdomain.uk.com - no
problem - we can host any kind of domain for you and it will be accessible around the world.
WE CAN STILL HOST YOU!
We support OVER 100 possible and available TLD's So your not limited to just .com .net or .org. Any kind of domains can be hosted by us,
regardless of what the TLD is.
I have two domain names, can I host them within one plan?
Yes, you can host up to 2 domains with our Linux or Windows Hosting Package. These additional domains can be point to your main domain or any other domain
or they can be setup as completely independent websites, with their own content and email addresses!
You can request additional
domains HERE. Please do not forget to include the main domain of your account.
Can I have sub domains of my domain, something that looks like this: name.yourdomain.com?
Yes you can host up to 4 subdomains with with our Linux or Windows Package..The best part is that we will register them for you at no additional cost.
Such subdomains can be forwarded to your main domain name or any other domain name or they can be setup to act like totally seperate websites.
What is the difference between a Sub domain and a Domain Name?
The difference between a subdomain and a domain name can be explained easily.
While a domain name is a full website address, totally
independent of other domain names, a subdomain depends on a domain name.
If for example "yourdomain.com" is your domain
would be your domain name's address.
A subdomain name would be a name *under* your domain
name, something like "subdomain.yourdomain.com".
It's address would then be:
It can say anything you want instead of "subdomain"
and the nice thing is that unlike a full domain name
a subdomain does not need to be registered - we will
register it for you.
Can you REGISTER or help me TRANSFER
Yes, of course! We can register any available .com,
.org or .net domain name.
You can check the availibility of domains here:
If you have an existing domain name you wish to move
it to our service you will need to point it to the following
If you face any problems during this process, please
feel free to contact us and we will be glad to assist
you and transfer your domain name for you (if technically
How do I transfer my domain name
to your service?
Once you submit your order we will get back to you
with a detailed account information email that contains
instructions about how to transfer your domain name.
If you have any doubts, you can contact us anytime and
we will make the necessary changes (if technically possible)
What are the WizWebHost's Name Servers
I should transfer my domain name to?
When changing nameservers of your domain name please
use the following information:
How can I view my homepage, where
do I put my index.html file?
Once you have connected via FTP (see FTP section),
you will need to upload your files to your domain folder: .
Upload your index.html file to this directory
You must delete the original index.html file before
your own index.html (main page of your website) can
be viewed online.
I don't know what HTML is, do I
HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language.
Basically it is a kind of typesetting language that
is used to create web pages on the internet.
Can you give me some tips how to promote
YES we can. After making sure that your pages are optimized
with proper keywords and meta tags then you are ready
to submit your website to the top search engines. You
can submit your website all the major search engines
via your control panel that you will have access to
once you sign up with us. Your website will start appearing
on the search engines between 24 hours to 3 days from
the day you submitted your website to the search engine.
Do you have a Money back Guarantee?
We're so confident you'll like our web hosting service
that we promise the following: Use it for 30 days! Then,
if you wish to cancel your account because of a techinical
reason or feature that is mentioned on our website and
we fail to provide, we will refund your payment (except
extra fees and conditions where applicable, please refer
to our terms). Because of our Guarantee, you can feel
comfortable trying us out as there is literally zero
risk in not getting what is listed on our website.
How much bandwidth can I use with
the various plans?
You will be allowed to use between 50 to 250 GB of bandwidth with all our major plans.
Where are you located?
Our offical Address
4 S Duke St
Rockville, MD 20850
Our Data Center Location
Rockville, MD 20850
What is a POP3 account?
A POP3 account is basically a "mailbox" that
holds emails that are being sent to you until you view
them (download them) with an email program. An email
program is software that runs on your computer, such
as "Outlook Express" or "Eudora"
or "Pegasus Mail". There are literally thousands
of other email programs available, we recommend that
you use "Outlook Express".
How do I setup a new POP3 email
account in my control panel?
You need to refer our online Documentation at the following
link to know how to add email accounts in your control
How do I check my email using an
email program such as Outlook Express?
Due to the popularity of Outlook Express, we will use
this program to demonstrate how to retrieve and send
emails with your mailserver. The same settings are applicable
to any other POP3 and SMTP compatible email program,
such as Eudora, Pegasus Mail or Netscape.
Now please click on "Tools" and then on "Accounts
A new window will appear that says "Internet Accounts".
There you click on "Add" and then on "Mail
In the "Display name" field, please type in
your full name and click the "Next" button.
Now please select "I already have an email address
that I'd like to use". In the "E-mail address"
field, type in the email address that you just created
- in our example, that would be email@example.com
for your website, please don't forget to replace "admin"
with the mailbox name you created, and "yourdomain.com"
with your own domain name.
Now, please click on "Next". On this page
where it asks for "My incoming mail server is a"
- please select "POP3". In the "Incoming
mail (POP3, IMAP, or HTTP)" field please type in
"mail.yourdomain.com". In the "Outgoing
mail (SMTP) server" field, please also type in
"mail.yourdomain.com" - in both cases, of
course you replace "yourdomain.com" with your
own domain name.
Here, you type in your "Account Name" and
"Password". Please note that your account
name consists of the mailbox name that you created before
- for instance, "admin". The password would
be whatever you have typed in before as password. Please
also check the "remember password" option
and do NOT select the "Login using Secure Password
Authentication (SPA)". Now, please click the "Next"
and then the "Finish" and "Close"
You have now successfully configured Outlook Express
for retrieving your emails. You can now retrieve and
send emails by simply clicking on "New Mail"
for composing a message, and "Send / Receive"
for receiving and sending messages.
What is an email redirect?
What is an email redirect? It is more or less an email
address that - contrary to the POP account that we have
described above - does not have a mailbox, but rather
forwards emails to another email address.
Email redirects can also be used to generate alias names
for your POP3 account, for instance, let's say you have
created a POP3 user like in our example above, you created
the user "admin" with an email address of
"firstname.lastname@example.org" (please don't forget
that in this manual, we always use "yourdomain.com"
as a placeholder for your real domain name). For this
email address, you could add an email redirect name
of "email@example.com" that forwards email
to your POP3 mailbox "firstname.lastname@example.org"
How do I setup an email redirect
in my control panel?
You need to refer our online Documentation at the following
link to know how to add email accounts in your control
What is a mailing list or group?
A Mailing Group is basically an email address that
distributes emails to all email addresses attached to
this mailing group. It is a subscription based email
distrubution service, so to say. Why subscription based?
Well, everyone who wishes to receive emails addressed
to the mailing group must be subscribed to the group,
otherwise he / she will simply not receive the emails.
You can manually add subscribers and remove them from
your mailing group with this control panel.
What is the practical use of a mailing group? It can
be used as a discussion forum where all subscribers
can discuss certain topics - in this case, every subscriber
would receive every email that a subscriber sends to
the list, and then another subscriber would receive
the response sent to the list, and so forth. That way,
a discussion can take place. Another use of a mailing
group would be to use it as an announcement list. If
you have a few dozen or hundred customers that you would
like to inform about news concerning your website or
new product offerings, you would simply send an email
to the mailing group and all subscribers - provided
they are part of your mailing group - would receive
this announcement! That's a great time-saver, imagine
you'd have to send this email manually to all of your
What is an autoresponder?
An Auto Responder is an email address that sends an
automated response back to every email address it received
a message from.
Auto responders are an extremely important tool in order
to increase customer satisfaction. If you have a corporate
website and run an online support center or complaint
departement, an auto responder is a MUST and an invaluable
What is the server path to sendmail
on your servers?
Path to sendmail is located here:
Do you support Everyone.net or Bigmailbox.com?
We do not support Everyone.net or Bigmailbox
at the present time.
What is WizWebHost's policy on
"SPAM" and "unsolicited emails"?
We do not tolerate the sending of unsolicited commercial
email or "spam" at all. We reserve the right
to immediately terminate any domain without warning,
without refund, that sends out unsolicited commercial
email. NOW... if you wish to send email to people in
OPT-IN lists, this is allowed being that those individuals
"ASK" to receive advertisements or newsletters
or posts to services like Free For All Pages.
Front Page &
Can I upload my files to your servers
using FRONTPAGE 2000,2002,2007?
Yes we fully support FRONTPAGE 2000,2002,2007 and you
can publish your web pages or your website using any
of the mentioned Front Page softwares.
How do I publish my files using
(1) On the menu bar, select File and then Publish Web.
(2) Click Options to expand the list of options.
(3) Select whether you want to publish only pages that
have changed, or all pages.
(4) In the "Specify the location to publish your
web to" box, type in http://www.yourdomain.com
as the location. Make sure to replace " www.yourdomain.com
" with your own domain name.
Please note that you can only publish your website in
that way when the nameservers of your doman name have
already been changed to ours. If not, please request
it at salesATwizwebhost.com.
Click Publish and wait. That's it.
What is FTP?
FTP means File Transfer Protocol and is an internet
protocol with which you can transfer files over the
Internet. Basically it is very fast and reliable.
What does unlimited FTP accounts
You can create unlimited FTP user accounts in your
control panel. This webuser will get his very own access
information and his webaddress will look like this:
http://www.yourname.com. Because of this great feature
you could offer small hosting services to mini websites
that do not need their own domain name. Once you order
a hosting account at WizWebHost, simply login to your
conrol panel and start creating FTP users.
How can I upload my website via
The hostname (also called destination address / target
address / ftp address, etc.) for your account is always
ftp.yourdomain.com or the IP address (looks like this:
"22.214.171.124") Please note that ftp.yourdomain.com
will not work before you have changed the nameservers
of your domain name to ours. To connect please use username
and password you received in your account information
The directory that you should upload your HTML files
(the web pages) to is /public_html
The directory that you should upload your cgi-scripts
to is /cgi-bin
Which FTP programs do you recommend?
We recommend to use cuteFTP or ws_ftp when uploading your files.
You can download a free demo of cuteFTP here:
What is the path to Perl?
Perl 5 is located at #!/usr/bin/perl. Please note that some scripts may use
What version of Perl do you support?
We support Perl version 5.005 and all previous versions.
What is the path to my domain name?
The server path to your domain is:
What is the path to my cgi-bin?
The Server path to your cgi-bin is:
Which version of PHP do you support?
We run the latest version of PHP (version 5.4) and
MySQL database (version 5.1).
What version of Perl do you support?
Perl 5.005 is available with all UNIX hosting accounts.
You can run your Perl scripts (also often called CGI-Scripts)
via CGI. These are files that end with .cgi or .pl.
We do not only have a naked Perl installation, we have
full server-side support for over 350 Perl modules,
which include DBI::MySQL, Bundle::LWP, DBD::MySQL (mySQL
modules), GD-Library, Lib-Jpeg6b and many others
Does WizWebHost's support Microsoft
Microsoft FrontPage is, of course, supported by all
our hosting accounts. Our servers carry the FrontPage
Extensions as server-side support. We support FrontPage
extensions, starting at FrontPage 97, 98,2000 and the FrontPage
Do you support Real Audio/Video?
All the UNIX hosting account come with full support
for streaming recorded Audio or Video via HTTP in the
Real, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player (ASF) format.
You can even stream MP3s! Your visitors will be able
to enjoy your mulitmedia recordings while they're being
downloaded. No more waiting for files to be completely
downloaded before you can listen to them.
Do you support Macromedia Flash and
MacroMedia Flash and MacroMedia ShockWave multimedia
utilities are fully supported by our servers. You can
be sure that all our hosting accounts support any and
all Flash and Shockwave technology and therefore feel
comfortable when you host Flash and Shockwave movies.
Even if the complete websites are designed in Flash
it will run perfectly on our servers
Do you support WAP (Wireless Application
You will not only be able to service HTTP (web content
via www.yourdomain.com) and FTP content via a FTP account
under your domain name, but you can even host web pages
that are accessible via the Wireless Application Protocol.
Such web pages can be read by cell phones. Many popular
websites make use of this option already - and now you
can have it with your own website! Host your own WAP-website
under your regular website for no extra cost.
Can I access the Raw Log Files?
Do you still want to generate your own statistics apart
from the ones we provide? You wish to access your log
files manually? No problem! We provide full RAW ACCESS
to un-processed logfiles. You will get full access to
the webserver's "access_log" and "error_log"
What if I design my website using
Macromedia Dreamweaver, can I host it with you?
Design your pages, upload your files and much more
with this tool that is easy to use. It is fully supported.
Does WizWebHost's support TCL /
TK 8.3.3 programming?
Our servers come with pre-installed TCL / TK 8.3.3 programming
environment. You will be able to fully utilize all the
benefits of this wonderful programming language
I have adult material on my website,
can I host it on your servers?
We are sorry, but we do not tolerate any kind of adult
material on our servers
Do you have an "uptime"
We guarantee that your hosting account will be up and
running at least 99% of the time of any 12-month hosting
period. If we fail in any given month, you receive one
full free month of hosting service.
The above will be honored if the interruption is on
our network or servers. There are many reasons why servers
appear to be down at times and they are possible problems
with the ISP (your dialup) blown routers on a main network
responsible for covering a specific area of the world.
One way to determine if it our network simply do a traceroute
using on online service or software that you may already
Do you offer technical support
We offer sales and technical support via Live Chat and Email, Also if you have any technical questions you can place a ticket
from your helpdesk account ,contact us via Live Chat or you can send an email to salesATwizwebhost.com
If you have any billing questions, send an email to