Member Rara Avis
LOL - I wouldn't say slow at all - I think we've all probably had to muddle through this very thing... I know that I've had to step back for a second when I just changed servers... I think each of them have a little different way of doing things!
PROBABLY what the case will be is that once you sign up for your domain name and/or service, you will be sent an email with the information you need to log into your FTP (if they have it) account and to upload your files to your space on their server. This will include things like your login name and password, etc. Also, you will recieve (should recieve) information on the paths for you mail, cgi-bin programs, etc.
Hope this helps,