Domain Name and Hosting - Your Recommendations Required

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Hello guys,

I wondered if any of you could recommend a good domain name and hosting package. I am from the UK, so would it be best to choose a UK provider or doesn't it matter? I have heard that godaddy is pretty good.

Also, would it be best to choose just one provider for both domain name and hosting, or could I have a different provider for each. Please can you help it's all a bit confusing as I am pretty new to all of this!!

Many Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author renukoot
    I would suggest get a Domain Name from Godaddy. They offer many Discount and may be you can get a Domain at Low Price.

    For Hosting Hostgator is Best. Using them since 2 Years and not face any problem till now.

    Its always better to choose two different source will be good.
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    Hello guys,

    I wondered if any of you could recommend a good domain name and hosting package. I am from the UK, so would it be best to choose a UK provider or doesn't it matter? I have heard that godaddy is pretty good.
    AWS is what I use and it's very powerful though maybe not the best for folks starting out. I'd suggest Rackspace, MediaTemple, HostGator etc until you're ready to move to something like AWS.
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  • Profile picture of the author dynamyt100
    Hostgator for Hosting - excellent and great support
    GoDaddy for Domains - awesome discounts available too
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateRg
      So guys, do you think it is better to have seperate providers for the domain name and hosting?

      Would it not be simpler to choose one provider who can do both domain name and hosting? Please clarify. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author competent123
    it really depends on multiple factors -

    how much is your budget
    what exactly do you need hosting for ( site traffic etc)


    i personally use hosting that gives me unlimited everything for 40$ a year including domain,

    with over 500$ in freebies ( some of it i sell on various forums, recovering even 40$, so everything turns out to be almost for free.

    also, i get .com domains for 5$ instead of 8-9$ others claim.

    search around, you just might find something good. you just have to ask.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jtraits
    i personally used domain and webhosting from godaddy and it's okay ... well, not 100% great because sometimes godaddy can be slow but as the others said, you can use 2 different companies
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateRg
      When paying for a domain name, do you pay to own it for a set amount of time like a subscription?
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      • Profile picture of the author michaelpotter
        Hostgator for hosting, they are simply the best especially for newbies, I have tried others and had big problems, If you have a wordpress site and it gets attacked by malware Hostgator automatically gets rid of it. A big plus.

        I use Namecheap for domain names but to be honest there's not much in it with other suppliers. You may save a dollar here and there but that's about it.

        Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author blib79
    Originally Posted by AffiliateRg View Post

    Hello guys,

    I wondered if any of you could recommend a good domain name and hosting package. I am from the UK, so would it be best to choose a UK provider or doesn't it matter? I have heard that godaddy is pretty good.

    Also, would it be best to choose just one provider for both domain name and hosting, or could I have a different provider for each. Please can you help it's all a bit confusing as I am pretty new to all of this!!

    Many Thanks!
    Here's my experience:

    I use namecheap as a registrar and host. i happen to like it all in one place. simple as that. godaddy does the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    For me HostGator has been an excellent place for hosting so far.

    I have used GoDaddy and NameCheap. for domain registration
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    What is your Current Hosting Requirements? I mean How much Disk Space and Bandwidth etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateRg
      I wouldn't really have a clue on this, how could I go about finding this out?
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  • Profile picture of the author muffty
    I recommend - 'Hostgator' - for hosting, they are excellent and you probably need to go for the 'Baby Package'

    And I always use 'Namecheap' - for registering my Domains. I've never had any trouble with them and they are very user friendly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mo_Taqi
      Netfirms for domains and hostgator baby plan for hosting works best for starters..


      Best,
      Mo
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by AffiliateRg View Post

    I wondered if any of you could recommend a good domain name and hosting package.
    As you can see, Richard, different people have different recommendations, and different experiences.

    Personally, the only two companies I would stay away from at all cost are GoDaddy and 1and1. I like and recommend Namecheap (registrar) and Hostgator (host). But it usually doesn't matter very much, anyway.

    There's one thing that really does matter, and that is to register your domain and host its website in two different places, i.e. not to register the name through the hosting company. As long as you get that right, any other mistakes are usually correctable, anyway.

    Originally Posted by AffiliateRg View Post

    I am from the UK, so would it be best to choose a UK provider or doesn't it matter?
    It doesn't matter for the registrar. For the hosting, it matters greatly. If you want only/mostly UK traffic, then you need to use a domain-name that ends in ".uk" and have the site hosted inside the UK, too. But otherwise not.

    Originally Posted by AffiliateRg View Post

    would it be best to choose just one provider for both domain name and hosting, or could I have a different provider for each.
    Two different providers. Don't get this wrong. Explained here: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7628717
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  • Profile picture of the author Dragone
    I use namecheap for domain registration and stablehost for hosting. The service has been great so far...
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    It will be,
    godaddy for the domain, the best domain provider, flexible prices
    and
    hostgator for hosting will make a perfect site
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  • Profile picture of the author Jen Eick
    HostGator for the hosting. People say GoDaddy, but I'm transferring several domains away from them. I don't like their user interface (I just don't find it to be very "user-friendly"). Personally, I like Dynadot. A straight $10/year for the name and I don't have to search around for coupons that haven't expired for the rate. I hear good things about NameCheap, too, although I have yet to try them. Personally, I prefer to get my domain names independent of my hosting and use Hostgator's "addon domains" in Cpanel.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    1&1 is also one of the coolest domain provider. =)
    try them
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  • Profile picture of the author dicbo
    Stay away from Godaddy, one complains and they suspend your site without notice.
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  • Profile picture of the author edpudol1973
    For me I prefer namecheap.com for domain registration. For web hosting it depends on the target audience of your site.

    If you're target audience is UK base I suggest used UK based webhosting company. It may help in terms of SEO. And ofcourse if you need support they are available in your area at your time zone. But there are also web hosting company that provide 24/7 support.
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