User Guide - Understanding Web Hosting
Web hosting providers like Netfirms "house" your site on the web. Think of the web as an infinite expanse of land. Our data centers make up a portion of that land, which you rent out with your hosting account. Your domain name identifies your very own house on that land, and provides an address so that others can find it. Creating and developing your website is a lot like building (or renovating) your house so it fits your needs.
Our goal with this guide is to help you move into your new home on the web and get settled. We'll show you how to transfer your domain name, create and design your website, and set up email accounts with your domain name. We'll also walk you through our account management tools, and show you the many ways you can find answers to the questions that come up along the way.