Site Tools (vs. cPanel) – part 8: Email

Hosting providers can include an email account (i.e. space on a server where email are stored and then retrieved by email programs) as part of their package. In their Email tutorials, SiteGround tries to give answers to all of your questions regarding your email accounts. All, really? I don’t know, I have never checked…

Restricted to Gravatar?

I wanted to add a picture for my user (in the “About the user” section of Users > Your Profile) but was confronted with this: you can change your profile picture on Gravatar. What?

Pointing my domain name to my website

Pointing your domain name to your web hosting is a straightforward procedure. However, imagine you want to keep your e-mail with your registrar. This apparent simple configuration brings an all-new level of complexity. Is there any way to resolve such a configuration?

Registering my domain name

The registration process on itself is straightforward. Using as my registrar, I didn’t encounter any troubles whatsoever. Anyway, here is how it went – plus some little extras.

Finding the perfect domain name registrar for your needs is no easy task. Nothing daunted, I sort through hundreds of companies. This is not a review about, but an explanation for my choice.

Self-hosting: a hard egg to crack

Without teaching my grandmother how to suck eggs, let me go through few things you may consider cogitating on before looking for a hosting provider.