FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
does the PrecisionPros.com Network do?
We are a growing network of Web sites providing professional Internet
services, including Web site hosting, advanced Web server mana gement
and custom programming solutions specializing in MySQL and ecommerce.
How can my business benefit from using the PrecisionPros.com
Quite simply, you'll save time and money. If you're a large business
with an advanced Web site, we'll save you the unnecessary expenses and
problems of maintaining your own server, so that you can devote your time
and resources to growing your business. If you're a growing business that
needs a basic Web site, one of our hosting options will give you what
you need at the best price. You'll enjoy friendly, professional support.
As your business grows, we can help you easily take a step up to an advanced
site with our Web server management and custom programm ing services.
How long does it take to set up a Web site?
By using a variety of tools we provide, you can set up a Web site in less
than one hour. Affinity provides the resources to get the job done quickly,
efficiently, and professionally.
If I have a question or a problem, is there someone I can
call for help?
Yes, Our expert staff of support professionals are here to provide assistance,
by toll-free phone or by e-mail.
What is Web Hosting?
A service that allows you to upload and store a site's HTML documents
and related files on a Web server. This makes the files available on the
World Wide Web for viewing by the public. Also called site hosting.
What are the steps of the application process? (Is there
an approval process at any point?)
The PrecisionPros Network is here to help guide you to Web success. With
this philosophy in place, our application process is streamlined to help
get you online and setting up your Web site in the least amount of time
possible. We use standard credit card verification procedures; once your
credit card has been verified, your account will be set up and ready to
go within hours.
Do I have to use the software offered by PrecisionPros?
You have the power of choice. For the newbie, we provide Web-based tools
as well as easy-to-use downloadable software for creating a professional
Web site. For the more advanced, we offer the freedom to use any number
of tools at your disposal. If ever you feel the need for a helping hand,
our support staff is here to help guide you in the right direction.
What a Web Browser Does
A Web browser is a computer software program that can go to a Web server
and request a page. Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator are the most
common browsers, although there are a number of others. Online services
such as America Online (AOL) and CompuServe use adaptations of these popular
browsers. The browser then pulls the page through the Internet, and ultimately
shows it on your computer screen. It's also able to interpret the various
computer "languages" that Web sites use to form Web pages, and it displays
the Web site you've requested on your computer screen.
What a Web Server Does
Web servers are programs that run on server machines, either at your business
or at the Web host. They identify and retrieve the particular page you've
requested through your browser, and then instruct that it be sent out
over the Internet and displayed on the requesting computer screen. They
handle many requests on many pages simultaneously. In general, the more
powerful the server machine, the more pages it can serve at the same time.
What a Web Host Does
Web hosts literally house Web sites and provide the Web services that
make those sites available on the Internet. Host computers store the contents
of your site, as well as your e-mail and Web site address - identifying
information that enables others to communicate with your site. Some larger
companies and many government and educational institutions host their
own sites, but virtually all individual users and many companies find
it too unwieldy and expensive to purchase and maintain the equipment necessary
to host their own sites.
What a Domain Name Does
Web browsers and Web servers work together through Web hosts to call up
Web pages by using the Internet protocol (IP) address that is registered
along with a domain name. A Web browser finds a Web page based on its
IP address, also known as its URL (uniform resource locator). All Web
servers on the Internet also have domain names, which are registered to
a particular IP address. Domain names are easier to remember than the
numerical locator that makes up the actual IP address. Each Domain is
actually a three-part designation: the host name (www, for World Wide
Web), the domain name (affinity), and the top-level domain name, .com,
which indicates a commercial or business site. Other domains include .edu,
for education-oriented sites; .org, for organizations; .net, for some
specialized Internet and computing sites; .gov, for government sites;
and .mil, for military sites.
What is SMTP Server Authentication (SMTP-Auth)?
In order to prevent unauthorized people from using your Email server to send their messages, your Virtual Private Server requires that anyone sending Email through your server has a valid Email address and password for your server. SMTP-Auth is the new standard for Email server authentication, and provides excellent security with no management hassles.The way SMTP-Auth works is to incorporate a username/password authentication system into the SMTP server itself.This effectively eliminates the need to maintain a database of authenticated POP users, which reduces the hassle of maintenance and the associated security risks.
How can I find out more?
Visit the Web sites in the PrecisionPros.com Network for more details
about our products and services:
ConnectPros.com - low
cost, high quality Web hosting
ServerPros.com - advanced
hosting on virtual and dedicated servers
DynamicPros.com - for
custom programming and ecommerce solutions
ProviderTalk.com - a
free email list community for Webmasters and site developers
We look forward
to working with you. Please feel free to contact
us if you have any questions.
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