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Domain names & hosting

Fuel's philosophy is about ensuring our clients have complete control of their website and its content. We will assist you with domain name registration and advise you on the best hosting packages, but you retain full ownership of your site so there's no recurring fees or vendor lock-in with us.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is simply the address that your website is mapped to (eg. yourcompany.com). Sometimes called a URL, the domain name just refers to the short custom address (fuel.ie) while the URL is the full website address (http://www.fuel.ie).

What is hosting?

Purchasing website hosting is simply renting some computer space to hold your website files. These files are hosted on a 'server', which is just a computer hard drive specifically designed to be permanently on, plugged into the internet and accessible by many people simultaneously.

Different hosting packages are available with varying amounts of storage space and bandwidth (bandwidth is the maximum monthly amount of traffic it can handle).

We currently recommend CKSolutions.ie for website hosting and email support. As CK Solutions are an IT support company, they are also a great contact for any technical issues (PC support, office networking etc.).

More technical information:

For custom designed and developed websites, Silverstripe is our current open source CMS of choice. It requires a hosting package with PHP 5.3.3+, <7+ and at least 1 MySQL (5+) database available. We would generally recommend a Unix/Linux based hosting system. Most modern hosting packages cover all of these requirements (See our current recommended hosts above). More technical information on Silverstripe Hosting Requirements ››