Guide

We’ve put together this guide to provide you all the help and advice you need to use Gandi’s products. Here we answer all the questions you may have as you prepare to launch a credible and secure site.


Domain name

A domain name is a website address on the internet. It’s thanks to your domain that your visitors can find your website on the internet. Our catalog contains more than 800 domain extensions (.net, .fr, .com…).

3 – How do I purchase a domain name?

a/ How do I get a free domain name?

b/ How do I register a domain name?

4 – How do I choose a domain name?

a/ Which domain name should I choose?

b/ Which domain name is best for a non-profit?

c/ Which domain name is best for a business?

d/ How do I choose my domain name?

5 – How do I reserve a domain name?

a/ How do I create a domain name?

8 – Why should I get a domain name?

a/ Why should I get a domain name?

b/ Why should I register my own domain name?

11 – Which domain name extension should I choose?

a/ Which domain name extension do I choose?

12 – How do I choose a registrar?

a/ Which registrar do I choose to buy a domain name?

b/ Where do I buy a domain name?

c/ Where do I reserve a domain name?

13 – How many domain names are there?

a/ How many domain names are there in the world?

14 – What is the lifespan of a
domain name?

a/ Is a domain name valid for life?


Web Hosting

Your website needs a storage space to keep the data and files associated with it. Whatever your level of experience on the web, there must be a web hosting solution that meets your needs.

1 – Hosting a website

a/ What is website hosting?

b/ How is a website hosted?

c/ Why do you need to host a website?

2 – Which web hosting do I choose?

a/ How do I choose my web hosting?

b/ What is the best hosting site?

c/ What are the different types of web hosting?

3 – How much does web hosting cost
for a website?

a/ What is the cheapest web host?

b/ Which web hosting solution do I choose according to
my needs?


WordPress

WordPress is surely the most widely used web management system for uploading content to the internet. This CMS is popular because of its modularity: with the possibility of installing any of the hundreds of plugins and themes that have been developed in 1 click, you can create your a showcase site for your company, a personal blog for yourself, as well as an e-commerce site for your online business.

1 – Why use WordPress?

a/ Why choose WordPress?

b/ What are the benefits of WordPress?

c/ What are the main reasons for the success
of WordPress?

d/ What is the main reason for choosing WordPress?

e/ What is the main problem with WordPress?

f/ What are the limitations of WordPress?

2 – How do you use WordPress?

a/ How do I start with WordPress?

b/ How does a WordPress site work?

c/ How do I manage a site with WordPress?

d/ How do I make a site with WordPress?

e/ Why should I update my WordPress?

3 – Which is the best web host to use for WordPress?

a/ Which hosting do I choose for my WordPress?

b/ What is the best WordPress hosting site?

4 – How do I host my website?

a/ How do I do web hosting?

b/ How do I host a WordPress site?

c/ Why should I host my WordPress site?

5 – How much does a WordPress web host cost?

a/ What is the cheapest WordPress host?

b/ What is the price of a French WordPress host?


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NextCloud

NextCloud is a cloud file storage application. It is a free and open-source alternative to well-known solutions such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

1 – Why choose NextCloud?

a/ Why use NextCloud ?

b/ Who uses Nextcloud?

c/ Nextcloud vs Owncloud

2 – How do I use Nextcloud?

a/ How do I use Nextcloud?

b/ How do I install Nextcloud?

c/ How do I install a NextCloud server?

d/ How do I install and configure NextCloud?

e/ How do I share a file on NextCloud?

f/ How do I synchronize with NextCloud?

g/ Which server should I use for NextCloud?

h/ How do I install NextCloud Debian?


Custom Email Address

In the age of email marketing, your domain name and email address are integral pieces of your online identity. A professional, branded, custom email address can do wonders for developing the right image for your small business, one that will inspire legitimacy and trustworthiness.

1 – Why should I use a custom email address?

a/ Why use custom emails?


3 – How much does a custom email address cost?

a/ How much does a custom email address cost?

2 – How do I get a custom email address?

a/ How can I get a custom email address?

b/ How do I create a custom email mailbox?

c/ How can I get a custom email address?

d/ How can I create several email addresses with my domain name?

e/ How can I get an e-mail address with my domain name?

f/ How can I create multiple email addresses?

g/ How can I customize an email address?

h/ How can I create an email address without using Gmail?


SSL Certificate

An SSL certificate makes it possible to secure the transfer of data from a user to your web server and vice versa. When a user sends data to your server or vice versa, this data are protected from any external entity seeking to intercept or modify them.

SSL certificates are everywhere on the internet and can be used for any domain name, even for a simple personal site. It inspires trust and easily sets you apart from amateur websites.

1 – Why should I use an SSL certificate?

a/ What is an SSL certificate?

b/ What is an SSL certificate used for?

c/ Who issues SSL certificates?

d/ Why should I buy an SSL certificate?

2 – How do I use an SSL certificate?

a/ Where can I find an SSL certificate?

b/ How do I get an SSL certificate?

c/ How do SSL certificates work?

d/ How do I get an SSL certificate?

e/ How do SSL certificates display in web browsers?

f/ Where are the SSL certificates in Chrome?

g/ Where can I find the SSL certificate authority?

3 – How much does an SSL certificate cost?

a/ Which SSL certificate should I choose?

b/ What is the price of an SSL certificate?

c/ How do I get a free SSL certificate?


PrestaShop

PrestaShop is one of the most widely used solutions in the world for building professional e-commerce websites, thanks to its simple configuration and use. It is also free software, which gives you full control over your data and your customers’ data!

1 – What is PrestaShop?

a/ What is PrestaShop?

b/ What is PrestaShop used for?

c/ Who uses PrestaShop?

d/ Which sites use PrestaShop?

e/ Why use PrestaShop?

2 – How do I install Prestashop?

a/ How does PrestaShop work?

b/ How do I create a website with PrestaShop?

c/ How do I use PrestaShop?

d/ How do I create a PrestaShop account?

e/ How do I reinstall PrestaShop?

f/ How do I create a page on PrestaShop?

g/ How do I install my PrestaShop store?

3 – How do I configure PrestaShop?

a/ How do I modify the home page on PrestaShop?

b/ How do I add a language in Prestashop?

c/ How do I install Prestashop locally?

d/ How do I install PrestaShop locally with WAMP?

e/ How do I put PrestaShop in French?

f/ How do I install a PrestaShop module?

g/ Which PrestaShop theme should I choose?

h/ How do I install PrestaShop on Gandi?

i/ Which web host should I use for PrestaShop?

4 – PrestaShop comparisons

a/ Prestashop vs Wizishop?

b/ Prestashop vs Wix?

c/ Prestashop vs Magento ?

d/ Prestashop vs Woocommerce ?

e/ Prestashop vs WordPress ?

f/ Prestashop vs Shopify ?

g/ Why choose PrestaShop?

5 – What is the price of a PrestaShop site?

a/ Is PrestaShop free?

b/ How much does PrestaShop cost?

c/ How much does PrestaShop hosting cost?