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Frequently Asked Questions

Domain Questions:

- What is a domain name?
- How do I get a domain name?
- What is a website?
- What's hosting?
- What do you need from me to register my domain name?
- How do I find out if my domain name is available?



Pricing information:

- How much does it cost to host a domain and/or a site with PIE?
- What charges related to web hosting haven't you mentioned yet?
- What if I already have a site?
- What if I already have graphics or an existing corporate image?



General information:

- What is HTML?
- Can I learn HTML?
- What's an animated GIF?
- What's a link?

Below are a series of questions and their answers. If you have a question that isn't answered here please don't hesitate to call us on 04 916 4743 or email us here.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is a web address for a site. For example to get here you typed in www.pie.co.nz. - pie.co.nz is our domain name.



How do I get a domain name?

You find a host, such as PIE and you ask them to register the domain name for you.



What is a website?

A website is a series of HTML pages, linked to form a coherent whole. You are currently reading the PIE website.



What's hosting?

A domain, and/or a website may be hosted.

Hosting a website involves having a computer online and set up to serve the pages to people as they ask for them. The pages live on the computer's hard drive.

Domain hosting is where someone has their computer hardware set up to administer a domain name and point it at something, like an email account, website, or both.

What do you need from me to register my domain name?

We need Your name, your companys name, a postal address, a phone number, an email address and your choice of domain name.

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How do I find out if my domain name is available?

You can go to Domainz and look your name up.



How much does it cost to host a domain and/or a site with PIE?

If you have a hosting package or an access package that includes webspace with us we will host yo ur domain name for no ongoing fee. Our hosting package costs $15, including GST per month.



What charges related to web hosting haven't you mentioned yet

We charge an admin fee for the setup of a domain name. This is a one-off charge per domain name of $50.62, including GST.


Domainz, the institution that runs the domain registry, charges an annual fee per domain name of $49.50, and a one-off fee per domain name of $33.75, including GST.

What if I already have graphics or an existing corporate image?

We can integrate existing media into your website, or we can totally redesign everything, or something in between.



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What if I already have a site?

We are happy to host sites that we didn't design. We'll also be happy to look at your existing site and suggest how it may be revamped.



What is HTML?

HTML stands for hypertext markup language. HTML is the code used to create web pages.



Can I learn HTML

Yes, we will soon be offering tutorials on how to write HTML. If you have any further questions about this email or ring us on 04 916 4743.



What's an animated GIF?

An animated gif is a *.gif file that displays a series of pictures, like a flip book, giving the impression of movement.



What's a link?

A link is an active area on a page that, when clicked on takes you to another part of the page, another page, or calls up an email form. A link is generally signified by a line under text and by the fact that your mouse pointer changes to a pointing hand when you put it over a link.

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