Frequently asked questions regarding web site hosting
Are business web sites permitted?
Yes, of course. We welcome individuals, businesses, non profits, hobbyists, developers, etc.
Does Stokia place advertising on my web site?
No. Stokia does not place banners or ads of any kind on your web site.
My domain name is already registered, can I still host my web site with Stokia?
Of course you can. Just sign up for one of our hosting accounts, then point your domain at our name
I prefer to register my domains with registrar X, can I still host my web site with Stokia?
Yes, of course. We do not require that you register your domains through us, to host with us. Go ahead
and register your domains with your favorite registrar. Just point the domain to our name servers, when
you are ready to host it with us.
What name servers should I use with my Stokia hosted domain?
This information is required if you are registering or changing a domain name on you own...
How do I publish my web site?
Publish your site via FTP. When uploading your web site, place your content in the "www" sub
Many web site programs have integrated FTP publishing. You could also use a dedicated FTP client to
upload and download files. Filezilla
an excellent (and free) FTP client for Windows.
Do you host international domains, such as foo.es and foo.com.au?
Yes, we host international domains. We are able to host any domain from anywhere in the world. But we don't provide registration services for international domains.
You will need to do that yourself.
When registering or configuring your international domain, use these name servers.
Do you host .eu or .edu domains?
Yes. We are able to host any domain from anywhere in the world. But we don't provide registration services for
.eu or .edu domains. You will need to do that yourself.
When registering or configuring your .eu or .edu domain, use these name servers.
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I have uploaded my web site to the www directory, but when I visit the web site I get a "directory listing denied" error.
When someone visits your site without specifying a page, the web server loads the default document.
The server searches through your web directory until it finds a default document to display. Our servers search in this order.
If none of these documents are present, a "directory listing denied" error is returned.
If you would prefer a different default document for your web site, the hosting control panel
provides information regarding changing the default document.
Are there any free web development tools out there?
Sure, there are lots of them. The only problem is finding one that you are comfortable with, and
one that fits your skill level. Do you want to develop web sites and web applications from scratch,
or do you want to use a content management system (CMS) framework? Many developers start with a CMS,
then modify or extend it to fit their needs.
Some of the more popular CMS frameworks are
Free or low cost developer tools include
- Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express
- Microsoft WebMatrix
- Paint.net - for graphics. (The download link
is on the right of the page)
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 - when
obtained through the website spark program
- Eclipse - when used with PHP or ColdFusion plug-ins
- Notepad2 - color coded text editor, with
syntax and advanced features.
- Filezilla FTP client - for uploading and
downloading files via FTP
- W3C.org - html standards, validators, utilities and
- If you think something else should be included on this list, let us know.