Domain/Hosting Combo?

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Alright, so I've decided to do my hosting with HostGator, but I am not sure if I should do my domain with them too or do the domain with someone else.

What would you recommend? Include prices if you can...

Also, how easy is it to edit a website template with HostGator?

Thank you all in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Never register a domain-name through the host. That's all downside. There's a large number of horror-stories in this forum from Warriors who've had disasters which could easily have been avoided simply by registering and hosting in two different places.

    Personally I host at HostGator and register at NameCheap, but usually it isn't really very important, as long as they're two different companies.
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    • Profile picture of the author enterpryzman
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Never register a domain-name through the host. That's all downside. There's a large number of horror-stories in this forum from Warriors who've had disasters which could easily have been avoided simply by registering and hosting in two different places.

      Personally I host at HostGator and register at NameCheap, but usually it isn't really very important, as long as they're two different companies.


      Alexa....I completely agree NEVER get a domain with your hosting. I use HostGator and eNom. I also say use caution when searching for names. I use a whois search that has nothing to do with my registrar and after I have a domain or group that I want to buy, I enter it or them in the bulk register box and do instant purchase.

      This may seem like I take it too far yet, in years past I have searched for domains and gathered my list to go back a few hours and they had been registered using the same registrar through which I was searching ( not eNom ).

      Best wishes,
      Enterpryzman
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  • Profile picture of the author zeeawk
    I usually use godaddy or namecheap. Both seem pretty good and decently priced for domains. They both offer dns hosting for free. I don't think namecheap tries to sell you everything under the sun when you are buying a domain unlike godaddy which I think is a plus.

    I have seen godaddy's nameservers go down before.

    My 2cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    Godaddy and bluehost are my two right now but don't really matter.

    i do suggest different.
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  • NEVER register a domain and host with the same company.

    Let's say you were to get accused of spamming, or have hackers install a malicious script on your site, or otherwise due to the incompetence of the hosting company have your account suspended. If the relationship with your Web hosting company goes sour and your domain name is registered somewhere else, to re-establish your site all you need to do is get hosting set up with a new company, copy your site over, and point your domain name registration to your site’s new location. But if your Web host is also your domain name registrar, you also need to transfer the registration, as well, probably for an additional fee. And worse yet, if the hosting company decides it really doesn’t like you and it controls your domain name registration, it may decide to cancel the registration altogether.

    Also, if the company went out business, you have no way of changing your nameservers, so you lose your domain, and you also lose the files on your server.
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  • Profile picture of the author techlover
    Thanks everyone! I think I'll go with the $10/year domain with NameCheap and $48/year hosting with HostGator. And for an opinion question, which of these names sounds better if I am providing packages of web services to clients?

    MYLASTNAMEWEBSOLUTIONS.com

    or MYLASTNAMEWEBSERVICES.com
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  • Your last name is possibly a new keyword, but 'web services' and 'web solutions' I'm quite sure are not. I'm assuming you haven't run the numbers on them, then?
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  • Profile picture of the author dgordon76
    Originally Posted by techlover View Post

    Alright, so I've decided to do my hosting with HostGator, but I am not sure if I should do my domain with them too or do the domain with someone else.

    What would you recommend? Include prices if you can...

    Also, how easy is it to edit a website template with HostGator?

    Thank you all in advance!
    I use GoDaddy for domain names and My own hosting. But i have to pay for the server so, that part I will keep private, hosting I use is in my sig. Anyways, never use the same Domain Registrar with webhosting, it will cost you more in the long run per year. Use a cheap domain service, like Namecheap, netfirrms or GoDaddy and for hosting, I would recommend HostGator. I would recommend mine but, i am not set up for WSO's yet.
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