Can someone explain to me, an absolutely knowledgeless person on the subject, the intricacies of hosting and maintaining a website?
Specifically, what FTP's are for, how to tell if I am only getting a website name or a hosting package as well, what I should be looking for, all this nonsense...
If what you buy has "xxxGB" in the package, it's probably webspace. Most company's that offer webspace, offer domain names as well, but you can buy them separately if you wish. Just go for a package deal, to make it easier.
Here's what I get:
Web Hosting Services : Shared Web Hosting Plans : 1&1 Internet Inc.
It works well for me