I have been a Plus Net customer for many years on one sort of account or another. For quite some years I have been using PlusNet Broadband Your Way Option 3 with included 30GB bandwidth.
I only use it for web surfing and e-mail (squirrel). The time has now come for me to think about having my own domain (I think!).
A few main requirements:-
The domain must have the facility to accommodate a minimum of 5 seperate e-mail accounts.
I want to have the facility for it to accommodate a few web pages - not much at first - but with some growth potential. Nothing fancy, maybe a blog - biographical stuff. But again with growth potential for database work and storage of some files for users to download.
Must be either free or good value for money - dont mind spending a bit if its worth it.
Happy to build myself in slow time although the use of some free tools would not go amiss.
I think my account allows me 5 free domains to be hosted for free. What exactly does that mean; what do I get for free? Whats the catch? And what does optional .co.uk domain available mean?
I don't fancy too much hasstle changing my current plusnet e-mail accounts. Can I keep my existing ones and migrate them very slowly, whilst retaining the option of completly dropping them at sometime?
I have trawled around some of the support pages, but frankly find them confusing. I realise that I may have to pay for domain registration, but the price range appears to be quite large. Are there any easy idiot guides around to help me?
Any general advice or some links would be most appeciated.