Frequently Asked Questions

The NearlyFreeSpeech.NET FAQ (*)

Getting Started (*)

What is the difference between Domain Registration, DNS Service, and a web site?

Why does my domain not point to my site yet? (Or: What is an alias and why do I need one?)

What's the recommended way to install WordPress on NearlyFreeSpeech.NET?

How do I connect to my site to upload files?

Should I make my own backups?

How do I create a site on your system?

I uploaded a new page, but my browser still shows the old one. What should I do?

Is adding an alias to my site or creating DNS for a domain the same as registering it?

What's the easiest way to register a domain and set up a web site on your service?

After I set up, how long does it take for things to start working?

Where can I find more information about whether or not your service supports the software I want to use on my site?

How do I make a deposit?

Does it matter if filenames are uppercase or lowercase?

How do I remove a domain that is listed on my membership?

How do I delete a web site?

To delete a site:

  1. On the Sites tab, select the site's short name from the first column of the list to access the Site Information panel.
  2. On the Site Information panel for the site, in the upper right corner, inside the Actions box, select the "Remove This Site" action.
  3. On the "Remove Site" panel, enter the short name of the site and your member password. (Note that instinct may make you type your username here; that's not correct. The form asks for the site name to minimize the chance of deleting the wrong site if you have more than one.)
  4. Select the "Remove This Site" button.

It takes our system a couple of minutes to fully remove a site.