you tell me a little about your company's experience
and business philosophy?
Pixels LLC started providing web hosting on the Lil
House server on January 1st, 2003. This is not one of
those fly by night companies that gets bored and doesn't
commit to honoring your contract. Yes, the web design
is not the traditional hosting look but I wanted the
site to reflect that of a more personalized service
is a commitment to integrity and providing service you
can trust here. I've had the experience with hosts that
make you wonder if your website is online and not being
able to contact them. It is very inconvenient when a
host won't make the necessary changes to provide quality
service to customers or make you jump through hoops
to get it. Therefore, Lil House is founded on the philosophy
that the days of old fashioned service don't need to
be forgotten. Your time is valuable and I will go out
of my way to make your experience here a happy one.
If you need something extra not listed in your package
or need a web design service, just ask and I'll either
do it at no cost, provide a price quote if I feel it
is possible to do, or point you in the direction of
service is not tolerated here. We will make any needed
changes to continue improving and providing quality
should I pay for hosting when some places have it for
the number one reason for paid hosting is service. Free
hosts provide very limited help if you need it as well
as placing advertising on your site. Banner or popup
ads are annoying and many people leave sites that
have them without even looking around. Besides helpful
support and pages being free of advertising, there are
additional features like cgi scripts, extra bandwidth,
extra file space, personal email addresses, sub-domains,
protected directories, etc. with paid hosting.
places are cheaper than this site, can you match this
each web host uses different data centers, servers,
control panels, and scripts which is reflected in the
price as some cost more than others. Still, ultimately
I consider the time it takes to run a business and include
the cost of support in the price. It is a personal decision
that allows me to give more personal attention to clients.
is bandwidth and why do I need it?
time a site is visited, it costs money to display that
data for the visitor. Information on your site is important
for your visitors to see and sites will be suspended
if you go over the set bandwidth. Paid sites have a
larger set amount of bandwidth and will allow you to
purchase additional amounts if you request more. This
is why it's important to choose a plan that has both
the file size space and the bandwidth transfer that
you will need.
is ftp and if I don't have an ftp program can I still
is file transfer protocol and this is the preferred
method of most web developing software to upload information
to a website. If you don't use ftp, you can still host
here using the control panel's file manager for uploading
do I ftp files to my page?
varies depending on the program used but it would need
to be published to ftp.yourdomain.com.
If your program asks for the host directory, this is
asking for /public_html/
which is where all files on your site must be to be
use Microsoft Frontpage. Will I be able to upload and
frontpage is supported and is available to add on all
accounts. If you don't know how to use frontpage to
publish your page, please visit http://www.site-helper.com/frontpage.html
ordered a plan and need more/less space. Can I upgrade/downgrade
can be changed at any time so if you start out with
too much or too little space, this can be adjusted to
fit your needs. It is best to do this before the start
of a billing cycle though to prevent paying for a service
that you don't need.
I need a domain to host here?
you can host here without a domain name but it will
be as a sub domain (your username). You will have your
own cpanel just like accounts with domains. A sub domain
(http://subdomain.lilhouse.com) creates email accounts
that look like email@example.com which will
allow you to be able to have whatever email name you
domains come with hosting and if not where can I buy
can be purchased as an additional service to accompany
your hosting and one is available free on most yearly
plans. Lil' House registers them in your name through
you will receive your own login info to maintain them.
Please check the domain page for the current available
list and prices. It is also possible for you to register
your own through another registrar.
buying a domain here allow me to host somewhere else?
domains can be hosted wherever you choose. Don't let
anyone trick you into having to transfer a domain to
host somewhere as you can host wherever your domain
nameservers point. Just login here
with your account info and update the nameservers to
the host of your choice.
I move my site from another host here and will I have
sites move on the web all the time. It is simply a matter
of reuploading your site and changing the address that
your domain (.com, .net, .us, etc.) points. Lil house
would set the domain name up and tell you the name server
address to use for hosting here.
you upload your site while still hosting at your previous
provider, once the nameserver change becomes active
it will point to the new site so you shouldn't see any
downtime to the site content. The domain continues to
load from your previous host until the nameservers update
across the net. Emails on the domain though may be lost
in transition so it's best to use your internet provider
on your site/forms when you know you will be changing.
are the name servers I need to use for my domain?
is url forwarding and can I use it?
forwarding is for a domain address to be pointed to
a specific page on another site...like if you had yourname.com
and wanted the domain (thispage.com) to point to a specific
section on your site, you could have it point to http://yourname.com/thispage/.
This means that every time someone typed http://thispage.com
it would go to http://yourname.com/thispage/. Url forwarding
is convenient when you have several sites on one hosting
you place any advertisements or other graphics on my
House doesn't place advertisements or anything that
would distract from your site. If you would like to
show visitors where you host, there are several official
logos to choose from. Click on the sample below to pick
it or one of the others up. A text link would also be
appreciated but neither is required.
have questions? Email Lil' House below =).