How much to pay for domain and host?

by ben500
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Hi all

I am looking to buy a doman and hosting, any idea how much I should pay?

Also how do I go about assessing key words for my domain name and landing page?

Thanks
#domain #host #pay
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Thorsett
    You can get simple, no-frills webhosting for as little as $9.99 per month.

    Don't use HostGator, Bluehost, or 1on1. I'd stay away from GoDaddy, as well.

    Also, never register your domain with the same company you host with.

    Google AdWords has a free keyword search tool.
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    • Profile picture of the author kader14

      Also, never register your domain with the same company you host with.
      Can you explain this in more detail please
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Thorsett
        Originally Posted by kader14 View Post

        Can you explain this in more detail please
        If you have your domain registered with the company you host that website on, they can lock out both your domain (from being transferred) and your hosting (so you have no website) in the event they get any complaints (the most common being spam).

        Note that you don't have to have actually been guilty of spamming to get a complaint of spam; it can (and does) happen regularly. People tend to complain when they feel slighted, and sometimes complain about something they know is likely to engender action as opposed to whatever they're actually upset about.

        If your host shuts down your website for any reason, you can have your domain hosted elsewhere fairly quickly, and be up and running in almost no time -- UNLESS your domain registrar is also your hosting company; in that case, they can lock out your domain and you will be unable to host it anywhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by Michael Thorsett View Post

      You can get simple, no-frills webhosting for as little as $9.99 per month..
      You can find quality hosts for half of that. Stablehost, for example, is in the $5 range.

      Don't use HostGator, Bluehost, or 1on1. I'd stay away from GoDaddy, as well.
      Excellent advice. Avoid the fake "top 10" lists. Learn to recognize them as the fakes they are.

      Also, never register your domain with the same company you host with.
      Don't use a host for registering a domain, period. Use an accredited registrar, such as Namecheap.
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    • Profile picture of the author bvwright
      Michael, just curious as to why you discourage getting hosting with those companies?
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  • Profile picture of the author PLR Basket
    If you're really short on cash, you could have your own domain with free hosting for under 10$. Just find a good coupon code (there are tons of them online) and register with Namecheap if possible, Godaddy being the second choice. For free hosting, go to 000webhost.com they offer great banner free free hosting up to 5 domains. Then you can graduate to paid hosting once you have the money.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarGun
    Just like anything else in life. You get what you pay for. I suggest you do a search for domain and hosting companies to get an idea of what they charge. Then decide how long you wish to keep you domain. Its always cheaper to buy for longer periods of time. If your just curious and not real serious about this as a business don't waste your money.
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  • Profile picture of the author raymagnetic
    1and1.com almost always has domains for $1 the first year.

    Hostgator has plans which are $9.99 a month. I've never had any problems with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author ben500
    Thanks so far (to most of you)

    Any other opinions on who to use?

    ps please dont hyperlink your affiliates. I will not be earning you any money so please dont waste your time trying.

    Michael, why not Hostgator? I have read good things.
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  • Profile picture of the author ben500
    I have logged into google keywords, but I am a little unsure what I need to be doing. There are some most common phrases and lots of stats. Do I need to try and get these into my domain name or website pages? I presume its best to use the words with the most searches but lowest competition?

    Sorry if its a silly question.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bomtik
    Affordable hosting services are available from keenweb.co.uk and a2hosting.com.
    They provide stable and reliable services with high uptime and their tech staff is active for 24 hours.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Michael, why not Hostgator?
      Clearly, I'm not Michael...but...telling people to stay away from EIG companies is common here.

      Hostgator was purchased by EIG a year or more agao and many people seem to have had problems with HG since that time.

      That said, there are few hosts that have as much detailed "how to" information for newbies as Hostgator does.

      I've had HG reseller accounts for many years now - and my service has not had problems since the buyout. I don't know why that is but every time someone has post "HG is down" - my sites are not down.

      Hosting is hosting - the cheapest or those that promise "endless space" are ones to avoid to my mind. If you are just starting out with first hosting and first domain...you don't have to do hours of research. You need a site with a lot of help and information so go with one of the larger hosting companies to begin with. HG would work for that.

      The chances of a large hosting company "locking your domain" is extremely slight. IN the past there have been times (and I've personally seen it happen) when a smaller host had server crashes that took down all sites hosted there. If you also had your domain placed there - they could (and did) charge you to move that domain even though they (the host) were the problem.

      Some things are simply smart practices - the separation of domain and hosting is one of those. However, should you find hosting offering a FREE domain and you are brand new online....might be worth it to get your feet wet.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMostCreative
    It all depends on your requirements
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  • Profile picture of the author PLR Basket
    I don't know what the bug fuss is with Hostgator, never had issues with them.
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  • I never had issues with HostGator and I been using them many years and still do. I register domains with GoDaddy or Namecheap (using coupon codes) and then host them at either HG or Hostnine.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author ben500
    I am very new to this and will need something simple and easy to use.

    I will not be setting the world alight in terms of page views.

    Does Hosgator seem reasonable for this? of course I will be using an accredited registrar to get a domain name registered.

    I guess worst case scenario if I really take to web design and want to really crank it up and experience problems I could always leave HG. Its only going to cost me about £38 for a years hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Inturpo
    You could try Arvixe for around $7 a month you get hosting and also comes with a free domain, and you could look for coupon codes on google to try get it even cheaper
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  • Profile picture of the author billalbdtest
    Originally Posted by ben500 View Post

    Hi all

    I am looking to buy a doman and hosting, any idea how much I should pay?

    Also how do I go about assessing key words for my domain name and landing page?

    Thanks
    The Domain name's rate may differ from extension to extension. Such as the .com & .info domain's rate is too different. Here I would like to suggest you to see the Godaddy & namecheap. These two sites are good, you can compare the rate. Then you can buy from any sites, as you wish. In these site you will see most of the site support the PAYPAL, you can pay them via paypal. Beside the paypal, you can use the VISA/ Master card/ American express or something like these. Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eagle07
    Originally Posted by ben500 View Post

    Hi all

    I am looking to buy a doman and hosting, any idea how much I should pay?

    Also how do I go about assessing key words for my domain name and landing page?

    Thanks
    You can buy your domain name from godaddy or namecheap. Just google for discount coupons every time you purchase a domain if you want to pay lesser.

    I have been buying my domains from both before and they are both fine. Now, I concentrated with namecheap for domain name registrations.

    I am also using hostgator as my host. It is working great!
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  • Profile picture of the author beiter
    GoDaddy is pretty cheap
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  • Profile picture of the author camohit
    you can get a .com domain in less than $10 in namecheap. theres a coupon code, dont forget to search and use that..currently its windydomain i guess. for hosting i like A2hosting. i hav had no problem at all with them and there customer care is pretty good. they reply to your queries timely and solves your issues with patience. For first year you get around 50% discount which comes to around less than $50 if you need to host only one domain. u hav option of histin multiple add on domains by upgradin yourself as well if u want. one tip...if you are buyin domain and hostin, do not forget to create your own email id using your domain name. it looks professional which helps in impression and it doesnt cost extra. wish u luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author samirjhaveri
    Hi Ben

    You can check out our website for hosting at https://www.awareindia.net
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    For registering new domains, I prefer namecheap. They have decent prices.
    And as far as hosting goes, be sure to opt for the smallest plan the hosting company has to offer. If your website is new, and if you are also new to this, you won't need a whole lot of resources to start out.
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  • Profile picture of the author sellonlinee
    Originally Posted by ben500 View Post

    Hi all

    I am looking to buy a doman and hosting, any idea how much I should pay?

    Also how do I go about assessing key words for my domain name and landing page?

    Thanks
    I went with a2hosting.$70 annual.excellent suport
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  • Profile picture of the author joshua301
    try zuver. net .au if your in Australia real cheap hosting
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  • Profile picture of the author dustychimes
    I'm using NameCheap for my domains (cheapest I've come across plus you can sometimes find coupon codes online)

    For hosting I'm using Hostgator (I have had zero dowtime since early last year and then it was only down for a few days so not bad imho)
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Pratt
    namecheap - $10
    hostgator =$7 a month
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      beware cheap hosting sometimes.

      I saw some bros complaining about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author winnermarketing
    Search a Free Coupon on the web!
    You can find them for hosting as WPengine ad for URL service Godaddy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
    About $10 for registering a domain name ( annual subscription) and for web hosting you will be charged about from $3 to $10 per month depending on your plan.

    Regarding keyword research tool, use Google keyword planner to decide which keyword will fit best with your domain name.
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