What is the best place to buy domains and host sites

by cmo140
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What are the best places to do this, I have been using godaddy and really have not had any problems but the cost.
#buy #domains #host #place #sites
  • Profile picture of the author TermsB
    Although you haven't had any problems with GoDaddy yet I'd still suggest using NameCheap. As far as hosts go HostGator sets a pretty good standard although I personally use LaceHost.com for my non-CPU intensive sites, only $2 a month.
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    • Profile picture of the author cmo140
      How easy is hostgator to use?

      Originally Posted by TermsB View Post

      Although you haven't had any problems with GoDaddy yet I'd still suggest using NameCheap. As far as hosts go HostGator sets a pretty good standard although I personally use LaceHost.com for my non-CPU intensive sites, only $2 a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    I recommend using a host who offers the cPanel control panel. Not only is it easy to use, but it's also the most common control panel which means you can easily move your sites between web hosts if you need to.

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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    Also note that it's a good idea to register your domains separately from your host so you are sure to retain full control over them, especially when you leave the host.

    So for domains I recommend Namecheap
    For hosting go with HostGator or a similar cPanel host. Some more listed here.

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  • Profile picture of the author btl1
    I use bluehost ...they have amazing 24 hour tech support...I've never had a problem that they couldn't help me solve. They will stay on the phone with me until I figure it out...for someone who isn't hugely technically inclined it makes a big difference.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      How easy is hostgator to use?
      very - full instruction on the site, good support and pricing
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  • Profile picture of the author Juan L Costa
    I would say Godaddy or Namecheap for domains, godaddy is cheaper but namecheap is easier to use.
    For hosting, you have 1000s of choices, hostgator is very reliable.
    Try to use web hosts with cPanel, because Plesk is very good but complicated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    Have you look at Justhost.com, they are pretty cheap and you get unlimited bandwidth and if you use this coupon code, you can get it 50% off. Which is like $2.95 per month. the coupon code is: 50OFF
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  • Profile picture of the author juzanobo
    i'm using hostgator as my webhost, no issues so far. They address my problems immediately if there's any.
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    • Profile picture of the author knowing25
      I have 2 years using bluehost to buy and host my blog, sometime when my blog get any trouble the support is well really good and it not hard to get in touch with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author khtm
    I use NetFirms as a registrar, DreamHost for my IM sites and a VPS for more important sites.

    Have tried GoDaddy and will never, ever, ever use them again
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  • Profile picture of the author stfu
    I use hostgator for hosting and namecheap for domains. Hostgator live support is pretty good and they are helpful all the time. Also, you get unlimited domains, add-on domains and bandwidth for just $9 which is really really good.
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  • Profile picture of the author ant_arias
    I personally use name.com and hostgator and haven't had any problems. Hostgator support has been very helpful in the past.

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    • Profile picture of the author safe as houses
      I use godaddy for my domains, but I see a lot of people are reccomending namecheap now so might have a look.

      And for Hosting I use Bluehost, who I find very efficient and helpful.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tyler Pratt
        I really like netfirms $7.99 register and $4.95 hosting from hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author raima
    I Thought we who patronise "Warrior Forum", have a LOYALTY to
    The HOST....Mr Says and each other's Biz ?

    He runs a Webhost/domain Site,
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  • Profile picture of the author Groovy99
    I'd recommend you separate your domain hosting from your website hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author russblanc
    I buy my domain through GoDaddy and get them for around $6-$7 and I host my sites with Bluehost for $3.95 a month. That is a great duo that seems to work for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
    I use 3 hosting companies:
    HostGator
    BluseHost
    LunarPages

    I recommend HostGator and BlueHost unreservedly. Both have provided me with amazing service.

    LunarPages is a different matter, they are frequently down and their customer service is slow and unresponsive. I only have one site hosted with them but it's a complex membership site and it would be a big hassle to try moving it.

    For purchasing domain names I use 1&1 Internet for names I plan to keep and Dynadot for names that I plan to sell. Both are excellent
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    • Profile picture of the author Jays80
      godaddy info domains are below $1. Hostagator you can get around $10 month,

      If cost is critical factor use Web 2.00 properties for time being
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    • Profile picture of the author cmo140
      How much are we talking about a month?


      Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

      I use 3 hosting companies:
      HostGator
      BluseHost
      LunarPages

      I recommend HostGator and BlueHost unreservedly. Both have provided me with amazing service.

      LunarPages is a different matter, they are frequently down and their customer service is slow and unresponsive. I only have one site hosted with them but it's a complex membership site and it would be a big hassle to try moving it.

      For purchasing domain names I use 1&1 Internet for names I plan to keep and Dynadot for names that I plan to sell. Both are excellent
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Symonds
    I like tosdomains.net and aqhost.com. Both of these companies have been great to me.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Kohler
    I use Godaddy and Hostgator. I used to use Namecheap and Dynadot for domains, but I have just become used to Godaddy. Hostgator, in my opinion, is the best hosting that I have used, especially for support issues.
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    • Profile picture of the author fernando avila
      for domains I always go with namecheap. And I have had hosting with hostgator for a year now and have never had a problem. Their support is real good too. If you have a problem you can just open up a chat window with them and go from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author bettersocial
    I know its not the cheapest solution, but my favorite registrar is Dynadot. They have a unique system by which you can delete a domain you registered within 5 days and get a refund.
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  • Profile picture of the author cma01
    I register all my domains at Godaddy. Before I got a discount membership, I would just google for a discount code for registrations and renewals. There is always one out there.

    I use Hostgator for hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author NowIstheTime
    There is hardly any difference between hostmonster and bluehost AFAIK. Other than Hostmonster disallowing catchall email domain forwarding, but it is slightly cheaper than Bluehost.

    However the $3.95 coupon from Bluehost in one of the sigs above seems intriguing.. if it's for an entire year and not just a 1-2 month promotion.... that would be a very good choice for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author adetutu
    Try Bluehost or hostgator or resellerzoom for hosting.Then try namecheap for domain registration.
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  • Profile picture of the author samlb
    I'd recommend NameCheap for domains - more IM friendly than GoDaddy.

    HostGator is ok.. I use it, but if you have a site to Launch and want a Hosting company to understand your needs, then GVO is the way.

    Reason: SPAM complaints
    When you being to drive traffic to your site via JVs that send email to massive list and even your own list, you may get an occasional spam complaint from a subscriber that may have forgotten that they signed up to you.

    Go Daddy takes your site down almost with no notice and so would Host Gator "Depending on the Issue."

    NameCheap will first give you a notice that requires a response within 24 hours so that the complaint is handled, before taking down your site.

    The same goes for GVO.. not promoting but just laying out the facts.

    It's a pain to talk to GoDaddy if your site is down even if you the spam complaint has been addressed. It's also a hassle to transfer registrars from GoDaddy - No offense to GDad.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lance Johnson
      Host Gator has great support, but the way they setup their servers can be a little funky when you're trying to run tracking scripts and such.

      I use Host Gator for anything non technical and Hawk Host for anything I want to run scripts on.

      Namecheap is definitely solid as far as registrars go, but I haven't sampled others enough to compare.
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  • Profile picture of the author dmarze
    I use www.namecheap.com for domain names and www.resellerzoom.com to host almost all of my websites.
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