Namecheap/Go Daddy or another? Recommend 'em

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What's best? I want a dot com and I want cheap hosting that is good and won't let me down. Recommend the best ones to me!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sodaware
    I would recommend Namecheap over Go Daddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Curt7
    Namecheap for registrar and Hostgator for hosting.

    Don't do both at the same site. If your host shuts you down for any reason, you can be up and running in an hour with another host.
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    • Profile picture of the author ebizmarkpro
      Originally Posted by Curt7 View Post

      Namecheap for registrar and Hostgator for hosting.

      Don't do both at the same site. If your host shuts you down for any reason, you can be up and running in an hour with another host.
      I agree - very important advice......
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    • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
      Originally Posted by Curt7 View Post

      Namecheap for registrar and Hostgator for hosting.

      Don't do both at the same site. If your host shuts you down for any reason, you can be up and running in an hour with another host.

      +1 (plus one)
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  • Profile picture of the author Dann Vicker
    Namecheap all the way...much ahead of godaddy for the customer.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebizmarkpro
    Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post

    What's best? I want a dot com and I want cheap hosting that is good and won't let me down. Recommend the best ones to me!
    Hi Charlotte

    Namecheap is the best Domain registrar - cheap and EASY to use,
    Hostgator the best Hosting - Good price + Super 24/7 help support online chat

    At least that's my experiences

    Gert
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    Thank you all! They are both on my list of to do's for today
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  • Profile picture of the author apurvmat
    I'd go with NameCheap!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Totally recommend GD for domain registrar and HG for hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    You might want to check out some of the offers in the WSO forum. this one just came through.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...hostzilla.html

    Also, be sure to report back with your review if you do purchase to let others know how the performance & reliability is.
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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    I don't recommend using godaddy for web hosting, they are fine for registering domain names just not for hosting. But I've transferred all my domain registrations to NameCheap. As many here will tell you HostGator is a trusted and reliable web hosting company. Also consider WebHostingHub and BlueHost for hosting. Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr Blue
    Use NameCheap !!!
    is the best !
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  • Profile picture of the author CoryW
    I've actually really enjoyed using 1&1 for my domains. I love their free privacy. And, of course, HostGator is just insanely fast with amazing support.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Namecheap for domains and Hostgator for hosting.

      Opinions will vary, and they don't really matter very much.

      What matters is not to register a domain and host it in the same place. As long as you get that one right, any other mistakes will be correctable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    I've never been a fan of just lumping everything together when it comes to my services. I prefer things to be a la carte as you will to avoid potential troubles down the road.
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  • Profile picture of the author krestup
    Most of my domains are registered with cheapname but i have a few with godaddy but i vent had any problem. Any of them is better but if you want to host, then hostgator is better
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  • Profile picture of the author sonicadam123
    Personally I register my domains through namecheap and I host my sites with Site5.

    Like others have said, the important thing here is keeping them separate and not using the same service for both.
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  • Profile picture of the author shanferg
    Depending on what you want to do and how much you want to spend on it G.V.O. has domains web hosting auto responder service video producer conference room and more your call.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
    I have happily used GoDaddy for years. Host Gator has been a very good hosting company for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoryW
    Man a lot of people love Namecheap for domains! Maybe I should check them out... though I've had no problems with 1&1.

    Why is it important to have the hosting and domain separate?
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    • Profile picture of the author ebizmarkpro
      Originally Posted by CoryW View Post

      Man a lot of people love Namecheap for domains! Maybe I should check them out... though I've had no problems with 1&1.

      Why is it important to have the hosting and domain separate?
      Cory it is just a better option to have your domain and hosting separated in the case your hosting gives you trouble with your sites or services and you want to move to another host - if the domain is at the same place [original hosting] - they might delay the transfer process or give you n hard time during the transfer process, because you DON'T control the domain.

      However if you have your domain separately [like Namecheap] you can control the transfer to a new host easily and quickly because you control it via the admin [domain registrar/ Namecheap]. All you need to do is to just change the domain's DNS to the new host and transfer your site/files to new host and you will be up and running in 'no-time'. At least that's how I look at it and have experienced before.

      Hope it helped

      Gert
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      • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
        Originally Posted by ebizmarkpro View Post

        Cory it is just a better option to have your domain and hosting separated in the case your hosting gives you trouble with your sites or services and you want to move to another host - if the domain is at the same place [original hosting] - they might delay the transfer process or give you n hard time during the transfer process, because you DON'T control the domain.

        However if you have your domain separately [like Namecheap] you can control the transfer to a new host easily and quickly because you control it via the admin [domain registrar/ Namecheap]. All you need to do is to just change the domain's DNS to the new host and transfer your site/files to new host and you will be up and running in 'no-time'. At least that's how I look at it and have experienced before.

        Hope it helped

        Gert
        Great advice! You know, it's sad how many "un-ethical" web hosts there are out there that try to hold your domain hostage if you want to leave. It gives us all a bad name.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I used to use Godaddy but not any more. They lure you in with their sales but in my experience the company is absolutely predatory. I'm buying new domains and renewing with namecheap now.

    I use a small one-man hosting company out of NY (PM me if you want it) that has been great. He actually has phone support during the day. All the storage and bandwidth you can eat (and I have tested them on this) with unlimited domains and subs for $9.50/mo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ettienne
    Hostgator and Bluehost if you're talking about shared hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarlboroMonkey
    I always use namecheap for domains because if and when I buy a domain and I lose interest our it doesn't work out, I can list the domain for sale in their market place for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    It all depends on what you are going to do with the domain.

    If all you are doing is domaining for speculation then most domainers will keep their domains at a registrar with the lowest cost for registration and the easiest management interface... a Godaddy reseller account through Wild West Domains is popular for that purpose.

    If you are looking to throw up a quick site that will not have a very high profile and not heavy email or affiliate marketing then again Godaddy, a Godaddy reseller account or Name Cheap is a reasonable option.

    If you have a high profile domain with a lot of marketing behind it or a high value investment domain that you are looking to hold then Moniker is a popular solution.

    I use:

    1. Wildwest Domains - (Godaddy Reseller) with my own client account set to the lowest buy prices and the highest discount settings allowed. I have hundreds of domains there.

    2. Namecheap - I use them mostly for testing purposes. Wild West reseller plan is a much better management interface and lower prices.

    3. Moniker - This is my bunker. High profile high value domains are stored here. I do not use their DNS though. I use a third party DNS for the highest level of reliability.
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  • Profile picture of the author eldudebros
    NameCheap and Hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author mybizdeal
    I use for doamin 1 and 1 and for hosting Hostgator!
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    I recommend NameCheap, they also offer web hosting if you want.
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    • Profile picture of the author value added
      I use namecheap for my domains. What I really like is their chat function! Quick and easy answers to my (dumb ) questions!
      As for hosting, I use hostgator and boltwebhosting. They are both very reliable at reasonable prices.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave147
    Namecheap for domain reg and Hostgator or Hostmonster for hosting
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