Namecheap Domain Purchase And Hosting Question

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Hi all. So I am in the process of building my first few websites.

I had a question about buying domain names and hosting.

I want to buy domains from Namecheap... and they also offer hosting... but I seem to remember a long time ago, a lot of Internet Marketers always warned against buying hosting from the same place you were getting your domains.

Should I buy domains from Namecheap, but then get hosting from Hostgator? is that an ideal way? or does someone know a better way to do it?

I am brand new to websites and that.

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    Many recommend keeping your host and registrar separate.

    The main reason is, if either account has problems it doesn't compromise your whole business.

    For example, if you are having problems with your host you can get a new host and then go to your registrar and update your DNS servers so your domain points at the new host.

    Having both pieces at the same company means the company could leverage one property against the other.

    For example, if you have a problem with Namecheap hosting and they are also your registrar, they may lock your domains and not allow you to update the DNS settings to a new host until your hosting problems with them are resolved (paid).

    Some registrars have been known to make it difficult to move your domain to a new registrar and/or charge high fees.

    Keeping your hosts and registrars separate gives some flexibility and protection from your business being held hostage by one company if a dispute erupts.

    Namecheap, I love. They also give free Privacy Protection for one year.

    As for Hostgator, I use them myself but if I was starting I would choose a host that is not owned by EIG.
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    • Profile picture of the author Now Is The Time
      Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

      Many recommend keeping your host and registrar separate.

      The main reason is, if either account has problems it doesn't compromise your whole business.

      For example, if you are having problems with your host you can get a new host and then go to your registrar and update your DNS servers so your domain points at the new host.

      Having both pieces at the same company means the company could leverage one property against the other.

      For example, if you have a problem with Namecheap hosting and they are also your registrar, they may lock your domains and not allow you to update the DNS settings to a new host until your hosting problems with them are resolved (paid).

      Some registrars have been known to make it difficult to move your domain to a new registrar and/or charge high fees.

      Keeping your hosts and registrars separate gives some flexibility and protection from your business being held hostage by one company if a dispute erupts.

      Namecheap, I love. They also give free Privacy Protection for one year.

      As for Hostgator, I use them myself but if I was starting I would choose a host that is not owned by EIG.
      Wonderful breakdown... thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    onSubie has given you excellent advice.

    You'll find NameCheap.com to be a fairly decent registrar. I'd shop around for good quality hosting, though. Also, when registering domains, try to register ones of value. You may wish to sell your websites some day. Owning a valuable domain will increase the sale price in the future.

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  • Profile picture of the author sprucehill
    Originally Posted by Now Is The Time View Post

    Should I buy domains from Namecheap, but then get hosting from Hostgator? is that an ideal way? or does someone know a better way to do it?
    Please do NOT use Hostgator for hosting. Do a search on this forum for their name and read about the numerous problems people are having with them and other EIG-owned hosting companies. Read some of the threads here where other hosting companies have been recommended.

    A very good place to check a hosting company's reputation is webhostingtalk.com. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Now Is The Time
      Originally Posted by sprucehill View Post

      Please do NOT use Hostgator for hosting. Do a search on this forum for their name and read about the numerous problems people are having with them and other EIG-owned hosting companies. Read some of the threads here where other hosting companies have been recommended.

      A very good place to check a hosting company's reputation is webhostingtalk.com. Good luck.

      Okay, thanks... I am BRAND NEW to internet marketing so I really don't know much. I didn't know EIG (whatever that is) has such a bad rep. But I will stay away from hostgator. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author RecessionPROOF
    Good advice overall, but having had a hundred domains with GoDaddy for over a decade, never has an issue, but what I would advise is having more than one account with them for an added degree of protection if you have any complaints with any of your domains.

    Success to all,
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    • Profile picture of the author Now Is The Time
      Originally Posted by RecessionPROOF View Post

      Good advice overall, but having had a hundred domains with GoDaddy for over a decade, never has an issue, but what I would advise is having more than one account with them for an added degree of protection if you have any complaints with any of your domains.

      Success to all,
      How would I go about having, as you say, multiple accounts? Do I have to use different credit cards or something?

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author sophuk
        Originally Posted by Now Is The Time View Post

        How would I go about having, as you say, multiple accounts? Do I have to use different credit cards or something?

        Thanks
        I'm presuming different bank cards, different email, using different ips, etc etc.

        Not sure if it's allowed though.
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  • Profile picture of the author KingServers01
    Namecheap is better domain and hosting provider than hostgator, go for it. In fact you should have domain and hosting from the same company as it is easier for them to manage your DNS when required rather than asking you to chase your domain registrar.
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    • Profile picture of the author BinaryEoDSignals
      Originally Posted by KingServers01 View Post

      Namecheap is better domain and hosting provider than hostgator, go for it. In fact you should have domain and hosting from the same company as it is easier for them to manage your DNS when required rather than asking you to chase your domain registrar.
      I completely agree with you even through I get my domains from Namecheap and host with other companies. Quite often, when there is a problem they ask you to go chasing my registrar.So you're right.
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  • Profile picture of the author Now Is The Time
    Does anyone here buy their domains from GoDaddy, but then get their hosting from NameCheap?

    Is that a viable, workable option?

    Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
      Originally Posted by Now Is The Time View Post

      Does anyone here buy their domains from GoDaddy, but then get their hosting from NameCheap?

      Is that a viable, workable option?

      Thanks.
      I use Godaddy as a registrar. I use a combination of my own hosting and those of other providers. NameCheap actually don't have such a bad name as a host. I'd instinctively choose a more high-end host, but surprisingly, I don't see many bad things mentioned about them. In fact, I see positively glowing reviews of their reseller hosting. That being said, I imagine it would only take me a minute to go searching and dredge up bad reviews of them. Different people have different experiences with hosts.

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  • Profile picture of the author Shirlyn
    Hi,


    Managed hosting service provider always monitor any client account carefully and it would be more beneficial if you buy a domain and hosting from managed hosting provider for complete web hosting satisfaction.
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  • Profile picture of the author Now Is The Time
    Well... all right, I think based on what I have read so far... I think I am going to get my domains and hosting from Namecheap... just as a starting point.... as I go along and learn more and with a little trial and error, I'll get the hang of it.

    Y'all were awesome.

    Thank you kindly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Before you rush off: Make sure you grab coupons when registering domains. You'll save money.

    All the best!

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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    Namecheap is a great place to get your domain. They offer a great service, I switched to them from Godaddy a long time ago!
    As for the hosting... I'd stay away from hostgator. Do a quick search on the forums and find another hosting company, there are many you can choose from.
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  • Profile picture of the author pewpewpewmonkeys
    Please do NOT use Hostgator for hosting. Do a search on this forum for their name and read about the numerous problems people are having with them and other EIG-owned hosting companies. Read some of the threads here where other hosting companies have been recommended.
    And then also take note how many of those people:
    A) Have never had hosting with HG and are simply regurgitating what they read others say, and
    B) Are affiliated with other hosting companies in some way or another or want to promote other companies.

    Just like when bloggers everywhere got pissed off that that CEO of godaddy shot an elephant and acted like he decimated the only remaining herd of unicorns in existence. "Godaddy is evil, by the way, here's a better company (which will be paying me a fat commission)."

    If you REALLY did a search for HG you'd also find that WF members used to heavily promote it. Yes, even after they were bought out.

    I am BRAND NEW to internet marketing... Does anyone here buy their domains from GoDaddy, but then get their hosting from NameCheap?
    Both of these companies exist for registering domains. Hosting is their 2nd focus.

    There are hosting companies that also provide a service for buying domains, but that's their 2nd focus.

    Think about it this way: If a local car dealership sold beef jerky would you stop by once in a while to buy some? Probably not.

    If a local butcher made absolutely amazing jerky and also happened to sell cars on the side, would it be your first place to shop for a new car? Probably not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Hunter
    I currently use Namecheap for both services, among others, and I can wholeheartedly recommend both domain and web hosting from them. Nothing but good experience with Namecheap.

    GoDaddy on the other hand, wow, terrible service.

    Hostgator I never used because friend of mine tried them for two days and they requested more documents than Paypal asks for, which i would not feel comfortable with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    Didn't realise this. All my doamins are with the same hosting company. Will avoid this in the future
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