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Before you can get your web site live on the internet you must buy some web space in order to display your page to the global audience.

This article will give you a few handy tips for those attempting to buy some web hosting for their site.

Type of web host

Before you start any searching for your web host it is important to determine what type of hosting you would like – whether it is free or at the cost of a fee. The majority, if not all, of free web hosting sites will give you a domain extension in return for the free hosting, for example; www.yoursitename.webextension.com.

These free web hosts are a really good starting block for novices and beginners or those who want to experiment with what they can produce on the web. If you want to take things a little more seriously, however, it is highly recommended to use a paid-for service.

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It seems that the demise of one of the original successful web businesses has gone under the radar of most people.

Lycos Inc. (a well known name way before Google was even a glint in Lary Page’s or Sergey Brin’s eyes) stopped all the mail and hosting services on the 15th February 2009.

This marks a big change since Lycos was sold in 2004 for £52M

Many businesses use third parties such as design companies to arrange their web site hosting so they may have their email services or web site hosting through Lycos and not even realise the implications.

If you have lost your web site or email service then you should check whether Lycos was hosting them. If they are then contact a company who can arrange to host your services in the future such as The PC Support Group and then go to http://www.united-domains.de/lycos-support/en/ and follow the instructions.

It’s vital that you do this as soon as possible to avoid loss of service for any length of time.