I apologize if my question is stunningly lame and taking up valuable space. I looked for a step-by-step guide to signing up for hosting, but couldn’t find one. (You’d be amazed by how web and computer savvy I usually am.)
I’ve just registered a domain name and would like to sign up for hosting (w/DreamHost, of course). But I don’t even understand or know the significance of the questions on the sign-up form/page, such as:
- FTP user / CGI-runs-as user: [I must create a new user.]
- New username: [Is that me? Am I choosing a user name for myself?]
- Specify your web directory: /home/username/_________/ [What should I put in this blank?]
My goal is to sign-up successfully and start using my domain for email while I design my first page.
Thanks to all for your assistance.
PS Brett if you want to call me and walk me thru this, I’m OK w/that. But your time would be better spent creating informative guides to the sign-up process (that’s BUYING) DreamHost services - or sleeping.