KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS:
- Keep your website fresh with new & relevant content so search engines can keep coming back to your website.
- Add promotions & breaking news well before the event and take them down shortly after to keep everything current.
- Add new pages to your website fast and easy.
- Edit, add or remove graphics, photos or charts.
- Fast turnarounds & discounted rates.
- Attention to your needs, our typical response time is 1 business days to answer any questions you may have.
- Premium customer support: your calls will be answered/returned by a live person.
Frequently asked questions
Web hosting is the place where all the files of your website live. It’s more or less an agreement between you and a web hosting service provider that you will pay a monthly or yearly lease to own and operate a portion of their massive web servers. These are computers that will house all of your data and will allow others to get a good look at the content you create. Think of it as a house that other Internet users will drive by and look at.
Domain names and web hosting are two different services. However, they work together to make websites possible. A good way to think about this is if the domain name is your address and web hosting is your house that your address points to. Maintaining your website is the purpose of a hosting account. All websites on the internet need web hosting.
Without domain names, it will not be possible for people to find your website. Without web hosting, you cannot build a website.
In order to operate a web site, you absolutely need a web hosting account. No site can just live on the Internet without a web server. Since a web server usually costs thousands of dollars, it is much more affordable to simply lease one from a web hosting provider. Web hosting services give you the opportunity to reach the world wide web without making a significant investment.
A domain name is the address to your website home where all your website files are stored. When someone enters your domain name in a browser, the domain name is translated into the IP address of your web hosting company’s computer. This computer sends your website files back to the users’ browsers.
To build a website you will need both a domain name and web hosting account.
Buying a domain name alone only gives you right to use that particular domain name for a specific period (usually 1 year).
You need web hosting account to store your website’s files. After you get hosting, you need to update your domain name settings and point it to your web hosting service provider.
You can buy both the domain and hosting from the same company. Pivad makes it easy and offers the following benefits with our hosting accounts:
- Website Updates
- Free Domain for the 1st year
- Free SSL Certificate
- Free Nightly Backup
- Unlimited Web Space
- Unlimited Email Accounts
You can buy domain name and web hosting from two different companies. However, in that case you will have to point your domain name to your web hosting company by editing its DNS settings.
If you purchase your domain name and web hosting from the same company, then you will not have to change domain name settings. It is much easier to manage and renew both services under the same dashboard.
Yes, you can. Normally when you register the domain name, you own the right to use it and transfer it anywhere you want.
For example, let’s say you purchased your domain name from GoDaddy and bought your hosting from Pivad. Now you want to move your domain name to Pivad so that it is easier to manage and renew.
You can easily do that. Both companies have detailed step by step instructions that you can follow to transfer your domain name.
Note: We recommend you to wait at least 45 days after the registration or renewal to initiate the transfer. ICANN, the international organization that oversees domain names, requires one year renewal whenever a transfer is initiated. By transferring your domain name before that period you could lose that year’s renewal fee.
Yes, you can do that as well. You own the domain name and can change its settings to point it to any web hosting company.
For example, you purchased your domain name and hosting from GoDaddy, and now you want to move your web hosting to Pivad. You can move your site from one host to another yourself by simply transferring files and data. If you are moving to Pivad, then we can do it for you!
After that, you need to edit your domain name settings and point them to your new web hosting provider. This can be done for you as well.
Of course! You retain full ownership of your website, including all files, fonts, and color codes.