How to use your own domain name


Domain name hosting

This is a free service provided by LayerSpace and will make your website indistinguishable from a site using a custom hosting solution . This provides better SEO (search engine optimisation) because your website pages can be read more fully by Google, Yahoo and the others. You also get a full POP3/IMAP email account with webmail, virus scanning and 100mb of storage, as well as 5 forwarder email addresses.

Pros:
Good search engine optimisation
Fully hosted website
POP3/IMAP email account
Cons:
Slightly more setup involved (though still quite easy!)

or Web forwarding

This is the simplest way to use a domain name and redirects anyone who types your domain name into a browser to your LayerSpace website.

If you use 'framing' or 'cloaking' your domain name will remain in the browser address bar.

Most domain name sellers (or registrars) will provide this facility although some charge a fee.

Pros:
Easy to set up and change
Cons:
Not as search engine friendly as the hosting solution.

 

How to set up domain hosting

Buy a domain name

Choose a company that does not charge for web forwarding or changes to your domain name settings. We recommend Daily (www.daily.co.uk)

Names ending in .co.uk should be about £3 a year and names ending in .com should cost about £7 a year.

Change settings

To use domain hosting you need to change the nameservers for your domain name to:
ns1.layersites.com
ns2.layersites.com


You should be able to do this in your domain name registrar's control panel.

Set up hosting

Click on 'domains' when logged in to your LayerSpace account and follow the simple instructions.


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