General Questions

Find a short list of our most frequently asked questions.

Web hosting allows you to publish your website. You will need a web hosting service to host your website so that people can view it online.

We’ve made our web hosting services accessible for everyone. We’ve designed our control panel so that it is easy to manage your domains and web hosting in one place. The FTP feature of our web hosting services makes it simple to upload your website. If you’ve never used web hosting before, our support team are available on the phone and online to help you get started.

Setting up web hosting is quick and easy. It takes between 10 to 20 minutes for your web hosting package to be set up.

You’ll get 3GB of web space, unlimited bandwidth, FTP access, databases, marketing tools, abiilty to manage unlimited domains in one place and friendly customer support for only €24.99 a year.

Yes, each Speednames website hosting package must be associated with a domain name registered through Speednames to work.

If you have a domain name registered with another provider but would like to use web hosting from Speednames with it, simply transfer your domain to us before buying web hosting.

If you’re trying to find something on a site, and the site’s own on-page search isn’t working great — here’s a little trick that works in Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, and many other search engines:

Sometimes, but not always, you can find the owner of a domain by looking at the WHOIS information.

You can search for WHOIS information, and find out other details of a website, by using the tool on our homepage.

The domain name system isn’t owned by any one entity. It is, however, managed by the Internet Coorporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICAAN), a non-profit organization.

There are several good domain name registrars — and several you probably want to avoid. See our list of domain name registrars for our favorites.

Any good registrar will let you search for domain names.

Namecheap has a really great search tool for finding domain names. They let you domain name options based on keywords, including new Top Level Domains.

You can pick a different domain name that is available, or you can try to buy the domain you want on the domain aftermarket.

A domain backorder is a service provided by many domain name registrars that sometimes gives you the opportunity to buy domain names that have already been registered.

The registrar will watch the domain you want and attempt to register it immediately if it ever comes available.

This can be a good way to snag high-quality domain names, but it isn’t a reliable way to acquire a domain name if you need one within a set period of time (for example, if you’re about to launch a new web site).

Each domain registrar handles back orders a little differently. GoDaddy is one of the largest providers of domain backorder services, so they are a good place to start.

Prices for country code and new gTLD domains vary, but names with one of the “standard” domain extensions (.com, .org, etc.) should be under $10 per year. If they cost more than that, the reseller is charging too much

TTL stands for “Time to Live.” It is one of the settings on your DNS setup, and it refers to the amount of time a router or server will store the the IP address information in your DNS record.

This has an effect if you change your DNS record. IF you have a very high TTL, some servers will wait the full time before re-checking where requests should be sent. This may lengthen the amount of time domain name propagation lasts.

TTL is one of the fields on a DNS record, so it is edited there. You can usually find it in your hosting control panel under something like Domain Tools or DNS Zone Editor.

Remember that TTL is one of the data points governed by TTL. If you change the TTL for a domain name from 864000 (24 hours) to 300 (five minutes), hoping that it will speed up global DNS propagation, servers and routers won’t see the updated TTL until the check back for the entire DNS record. So, you might want to change the TTL a day or two before your change your IP address, if fast propagation is a high priority.