Web Hosting Accounts
The Ecomomy plan is offered with much reluctance because a standard commercial
grade hosting account is really the best way to go in the long term for the
The actual web site address of an economy plan would be
www.ptic.org/username which means that as time passes and search engines
pick up / index the Web site it becomes "married" to the www.ptic.org/
prefix. A move to different servers in the future would render all current
search engine indexing obsolete.
Registering a domain name and pointing to www.ptic.org/username diminishes
the problem of a future server move because the domain name can be set to
point to a new server. However, any search engine indexing will still be
tied to the www.ptic.org/ prefix.
A domain name that points does solve the problem of biz cards and letterheads
because as long as you control the domain name you can point it, and at least
one email address, anywhere.
With a standard commercial grade account, all Web site pages, email addresses,
and search engine indexing are tied directly to the domain name
www.uourdomain.ext/page1_etc. Any future move to different servers
or hosting companies will be totally transparent to the outside world.
Actually, your internet service providor may offer you web site hosting space
free. However, this scenario presents the same limitations as described above
as well as other likely limitations. While we are on the subject, your current
ISP would probably like you to use your "free" space, get established and
search engine indexed. This way, you will be less likely to move to a less
If you can't justify the extra cost of a standard commecial grade account
we still believe that a PTIC Economy account is better than your ISP's "free"
account for the following reasons:
The scheduling page will work "as is" without custom changes required by
We know the details of our hosting environment and can advise regarding special
requests such as mailing lists or other special scripts.
If you should choose move on down the road, we will keep a forwarding page
for you at no extra cost. Imagine asking your current ISP to do that.