Scotland's Web Design - Domain Name FAQ's:
How long will it take for my new domain name to become active?
Domains are registered as soon as you order them, however it can take between 24 and 72 hours for a domain name to become visible on the Internet as each DNS updates its database of domain names.
Can I buy a domain name, but not buy web hosting?
Yes, you do not have to buy the web hosting when you buy a domain name. If you decide to add web hosting in the future you can easily upgrade with one of our feature rich hosting packages .
Do I own the domain name?
Yes - unlike some companies we always register the domain in your name or in your customer's name if you are working on someone's behalf.
Can I transfer the domain at any time?
Yes, you can, and we provide a control panel so that you can make these changes yourself at any time and that's all included in the price.
Do I get a certificate of ownership for the domain I purchase?
In the past Nominet issued certificates as confirmation of the contract that exists between Nominet and the registrant and this continued until August 2003. Paper certificates and reply Forms have now been replaced by an online system called Registrants Online.
Dedicated Server FAQ's
What type of hardware do you use?
All our servers are genuine Dell Servers. If you are comparing Scotland's Web Design to other providers please be aware that many companies make "homemade" servers using home computer motherboards in fabricated boxes.
What level of access do I have to my server?
You will have full root or administrator privileges to manage and access your server.
Is there any software installed on the server to help me configure it?
Yes, if you have chosen our Linux CentOS installation then we automatically install WebMin. WebMin is a web based control panel that allows you to do system administration tasks such as configure Apache or setup users. If you want the easiest management possible then we would suggest you add cPanel to your server.
I need to reboot my server, how can I arrange this?
You can reboot your server any time you like. Just visit the "Manage Dedicated Servers" area of your control panel and click the real time reboot option.
How much bandwidth do I get?
Your server comes with a 10mb connection to the Internet (10240 Kbps), It's just like having your own leased line. You can transfer as much data as you like within your 10mb line. Don't get this confused with your broadband at home or work; you don't share your 10mb with anyone else. 10mb is a huge amount of bandwidth which can support a very busy website, it roughly translates to 2560 GB of bandwidth a month.
Do you have any restrictions on what I can use my server for?
No, as long as anything you do on the server abides with UK law then you are free to use the server for any purpose.
Can I use my server to host videos, stream audio or store large backups?
Yes, you can use your server for any purpose you need.
Where will my server be located?
Your server will be based in our UK Data Centre.
Does the server run RAID disk mirroring?
Yes, all our servers are setup with hardware level RAID mirroring. In the unlikely event of a disk failure this means your server will continue to operate normally. We will be notified of the disk failure and will replace the broken disk for you with no cost or impact to your data or service.