View Full Version : How to create an art website???

05-09-2002, 02:23 PM
Hi all,

I am new to WetCanvas. This site has offered a lot of valuable information! :clap:

I hope you can help me with my query.

I would love to have a business website for my art but am not sure how to go about registering a domain name, where to go to register the name, where do I find a web host etc..???

Any advice, hints, links that you are willing to share would be greatly appreciated!

Samantha :)

05-09-2002, 02:34 PM
Hi Sam! If you're looking for your OWN domain, the lowest priced registar is GoDaddy.com. It's about $8 a year I think. Not bad at all. Then as far as hosting, there are a lot of options. You'll want to decide what you need and compare prices and what they offer. I use Pair.com for $5.95 a month. I've had great luck with them and their servers seem a lot faster than my last host, which was HORRIBLE! LoL

If you don't have to have your own domain, there are a lot of free hosting services available.

05-09-2002, 04:52 PM
Even if you decide to get a free domain host right now, you can still get your own domain name. I registered thru www.mydomains.com and use their redirection service for my website.

If you go to www.carlyart.com ,you are actually going to my site which is hosted by artist nation. In the next few weeks, you will be able to purchase website hosting here at Wet Canvas. Scott is working on it right now! and he will be offering domain names!

05-09-2002, 04:54 PM
I would recomend going to cnets site and do some reading. They have great articles. They also have a listing of most webhosting services where you can compare prices and services. Here is the link.


you might also try http://www.zdnet.com

hope this helps

05-09-2002, 06:17 PM
Hey all,

Thank-you for all the great advice and links! :clap:

I have been checking out each site and am looking forward to getting on the net.

I really appreciate the time you took to reply to little ole me.

Have a wonderful day ahead,
Samantha :)

05-09-2002, 06:28 PM
Hi MissTwiLighT

I use alphainternet.com (http://alphainternet.com/) to host, they have been great. It cost about $60 a quarter and $25 or $30 a year to lease a domain name. There are some that are cheaper but you get what you pay for. I have never had them go down and their customer services is great. You get a person to talk to via email

You will need software to edit and creation of the site, Front Page is great.

Also in order for search engines to pick you up there is a lot to be done, this is the best site on the net in my opinion (http://selfpromotion.com/) but get ready to sit down and read.

Good luck