Frequently Asked Questions

Answers About The Most Used Acronyms

Definition of Acronym (...A word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name) On The World Wide Web

What Is A Domain Name?

Many people don't understand what the Domain Name definition exactly is. So what exactly is the Domain Name definition? It is your specific address on the Internet. It is a combination of words and/or numbers of your choice, as well as an appropriate extension (like .com, .org, .net, .ws, .ca, .info, etc.) that is also of your choice. You purchase a Domain Name from a Domain Registrar, such as GoDaddy, NameCheap and others. When you purchase your Domain Name, you will get an Account Number and a Password. Save these so you can log in to your Domain Registrar to change your "DNS" settings to those of your Web Hosting Company, as well as other maintenance such as renewing your Domain Name, and purchasing other Domain Names. Back To List

What Is CPanel?

CPanel is a popular web-based administration tool that many hosting providers provide to allow users to configure their own accounts using an easy-to-use interface. You can think of CPanel like your Windows Computer. It consists of Directories (Folders) and Files which consist of HTML pages, PHP pages, Images, Videos, Audios and other software applications. When you access your Domain's CPanel, you can set up your Email accounts, Create Databases for programs like WordPress, Create Sub-Domains, View Statistics and a lot of other functions. On this site, I will show you how to effectively use these basic functions plus some of the more unusual, but useful functions of CPanel. Back To List

What Is CSS?

CSS is designed primarily to enable the separation of webpage content from design. CSS means "Cascading Style Sheets". Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) use simple easy-to-understand English words and phrases, which make it easy to learn. A Style Sheet consists of rules which design the various HTML tags, so you don't need to design the HTML tags within the main content of your web page. This is what is meant by separating the "content" or text that your visitors will read, from how the "content" or text looks (the design part of the web page). Back To List

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What Is DNS?

In order to "Point" your new Domain Name to your Web Hosting Company's servers you have to tell the Domain Registrar what your DNS "Domain Name System" settings are. Go to your Domain Registrar and change the "DNS" settings to those of your Web Hosting Company. In order to change the Domain Name System associated with your Domain Name you need to go to the Domain Registrar where you registered your Domain Name.

When you are at your Domain Registrar there is usually an area called "Manage my account". Log in with the Username (or Account Number) and Password that you saved when you purchased your Domain Name. Look for an option like "Manage Name Servers". If your Web Hosting Company is goGVO, the Domain Name System (DNS) will look like this: NS1.GVODNS.COM and NS2.GVODNS.COM. You must use both of these DNS. Back To List

What Is FTP?

FTP means "File Transfer Protocol". To transfer files with FTP, you use a program often called the "client" (such as FileZilla). The FTP client program connects to a remote computer running FTP "server" software. After the connection is established, you can choose to send and/or receive copies of files, singly or in groups. You have to enter your "Domain Name", your domain USERNAME and your domain PASSWORD in order for the file transfer process to be successful. This is how you send your web pages from YOUR computer to YOUR domain at your web hosting company's Servers. Back To List

What Is HTML?

HTML means "Hyper Text Markup Language". Hyper Text means it's above or more than just plain text. Markup Language refers to how the text is written so that browsers will read it as a web page instead of just a text document. HTML is the set of markup symbols or codes inserted in a file (document) intended for display on a World Wide Web browser page. The markup tells the Web browser how to display a Web page's words and images for the user. Each individual markup code is referred to as an element (but many people also refer to it as a tag). Most elements come in pairs, with a few exceptions, that indicate when some display effect is to begin and when it is to end. An example of a "Paired Element (Tag)" is the Paragraph <p> </p> Tag. An example of an element (tag) that is not paired is the Image <img /> Tag. In Standards Compliant (X)HTML - ALL tags MUST be closed. Back To List

What Is HTTP?

HTTP means "Hyper Text Transfer Protocol". HTTP provides a standard for Web browsers and servers to communicate. The P (Protocol) referring to networking and communications, is the formal specification that defines the procedures (or rules) that must be followed when transmitting or receiving data. Protocols define the format, timing, sequence, and error checking used on the network. Back To List

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What is A Hyperlink

Hyperlink is word, phrase, or image that connects or "links" the current page to another page. The user clicks on the Hyperlink to get to the other page. It is an electronic connection between one web page to either (1) other web pages on the same web site, or (2) web pages located on another web site. More specifically, a hyperlink is a connection between one page of a hypertext (HTML) document to another. Back To List

What Is A URL?

URL means "Uniform Resource Locator". A URL is the address of a specific Web site, directory, sub-directory, subdomain or file on the Internet. It cannot have spaces or certain other characters and uses forward slashes to denote different directories. Some examples of URLs are http://yourdomain.com/, https://yourdomain.com/. (HTTPS is used by any Web site that is collecting sensitive customer data such as banking information or purchasing information.), http://yourdomain.com/contact.html, and ftp://files.mydomain.com/. As you can see, not all URLs begin with "http". The first part of a URL indicates what kind of resource it is addressing. Back To List

What Is A WHM?

WHM means "Web Host Manager". WHM is a browser based tool used to manage multiple hosting accounts on a web server. WHM is normally used by server administrators (Such as goGVO) or resellers (such as you, a goGVO Titanium Account member) to manage the accounts (domain names) on a given server. After you have purchased your Domain Name from your Domain Registrar and Changed the DNS Settings to your Web Hosting Company's Domain Name System servers, log in to your WHM. (If you are a goGVO Titanium member - you log in to your GVO members' area and Click On the Web Host Manager option.

Before you can actually add your Domain Name (called an Account in the WHM), you must Add a Package (scroll about half-way down the menu list on the left to Packages). A Package has options such as Disk Space, Bandwidth, Databases, Subdomains, Email Accounts etc. Once you have created and saved your Package, scroll up to Account Functions; choose Create New Account, which would be your new Domain Name. IMPORTANT: Make sure to save the Username and Password into NotePad and save the file as something like "Domain Info.txt" to your desktop (easier to access). You will need this Username and Password to log into your Domain CPanel, and FTP program. Back To List

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