Website Domain And Hosting......

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I am going to purchase a domain name from godaddy. I also, would like to have the hosting with whomever I purchase from. Is there any others out there that anyone would recommend?
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  • Profile picture of the author DarrenHill
    Some of the obvious ones to mention are ones that a lot of people here use.

    Hostgator
    Bluehost
    Justhost.com
    hostmonster

    I guess it depends on what you're looking for. No tie ins, cheap, extra services, support, uptime, the list could go on and on.

    Perhaps a good place to go would be some sort of comparison web site like:

    Web Hosting Top 10 Companies - Reviews & Ratings of the best web hosting providers, Compare Prices, Consumer Reviews, Help, Guides, Cheap Website Host To Ecommerce, Web Hosting Plans - Find My Hosting

    I also host sites so if there is anything more you wanna ask or if you need any more help deciding please don't hesitate to ask.

    Hope this helps.

    Darren.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Whyte
    Hello

    many of the hosting companies will give you a "Free" domain name with the hosting package.... So in effect you don't need to register a domain name with GoDaddy...

    As stated above, you can find some really good Hosting companies these days.

    On my website, I have a page that talks a little about hosting packages that I like, you can see it here: WebYabber.com

    If you plan on being in Internet Marketing, it is important to have a host that allows Unlimited Add-On domains.

    What this means is that you purchases a hosting package... it comes with a domain name, but then when you want to add a second domain, you go to GoDaddy (I like NameCheap.com better), purchase a New Domain, and then point it to the name servers on your hosting account. Then in the control panel for the hosting account you setup an Add-On domain.... So you get a new site for the cost of the domain name only, you don't need to have another hosting package. NameCheap is $9.69 a year for the domian name and the first year included WhoIs Guard for free...

    Hope that helps you.

    Have a Great Day!
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  • Profile picture of the author mattalways
    Register your domain at Godaddy.com and host it at hostgator.com. Use Godaddy just for their cheap domains, but don't stay on their site any longer than you need to lol.

    I do web development and I've had trouble with their hosting. Hostgator is the only host I can say I've never had a problem with. Tech support is great too. Just map it over to your hostgator account. So easy. If you need a hand I'll help ya out.
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    • Profile picture of the author CarloD.
      Hey,

      I have been working online for some time now, I always avoid bluehost host gator or any of those.... i just feel there servers are to crowded and affiliates love to promote them... doesn't mean they aren't using them as well...however I say site5.com hands down.

      great prices better support. that's my opinion, when it comes to servers, avoid over crowded ones.
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    • Profile picture of the author iddigger
      [QUOTE=mattalways;1577429]Register your domain at Godaddy.com and host it at hostgator.com.QUOTE]

      Smart choice. Same thing I do.
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      • Profile picture of the author successfulmom
        Thank you all so very much for taking the time to share!
        It is very much appreciated!

        I will definately be looking into all that was suggested
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry Richardson
    I can't speak for any of the other companies, since I'm relatively new at this, but Bluehost has been great for me. When I first started IM, I had a lot of problems (all my own fault) that they helped me through. Also, when they say that they have 24 hours service, they mean it. Once, I called them at 3:00am and they walked me through the solution. That's the kind of service that earns my loyalty.

    As far as domain names, I've just used Bluehost for that too. Again since I'm new, I just try to keep it simple where I can. Sometimes, I feel a little overwhelmed, so simple is good for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry Richardson
    Sorry, I forgot to mention that Bluehost also has unlimited add-on domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author MT1300
    I'm a big fan of JustHost.com. They offer great value as well as a free domain.

    Best - M.T.
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  • Profile picture of the author phptechie
    I have used Godaddy for domain registrations & hosting , their service is good & I have not got any problems so far (I have been using godaddy for almost 4 yrs).

    I have also hosted one of my site in Hostgator ,their service is also good & comparable to godaddy.

    As a web developer , I get a chance to work with most of the webhosting control panels & I would prefer you to choose a webhosting provider , who provides CPanel access & SHELL access , as it will help you a lot in managing the server & the site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Texson5
      Hello successfulmom!

      I have been using Bluehost for the last 4 years and I have always been treated well.

      I started using HostGator in December and so for so good.

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      • Profile picture of the author timmywf
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        • Profile picture of the author johnwalton
          Godaddy is good. 1and1.com is much cheaper .
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  • Profile picture of the author Grapho
    Depending on your needs, more expensive hostings can actually save you money. For simple sites go with the suggested hostings (I do still have an hostgator account) but consider also media temple or the almost unknown hostv (no affiliation, I'm just a satisfied customer).
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  • Profile picture of the author angel3aby
    Although I am brand new at web design, I have to say the easiest newbie host I've used is from, I tried Blue host which is still a great program but, SBI made super simple for me to load page, find a design, and began to get ranked with the search engines. WARNING: SBI is not cheap hosting! Google site build it!
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  • Profile picture of the author NowIstheTime
    If you are going to go with Bluehost, you may as well go with Hostmoster which is a part of Bluehost, but with a cheaper plan.

    The servers are the same, with the only difference that Hostmonster doesn't allow catchall domain email forwarding, (where blahblah@domain.com and yeahyeah@domain.com would automatically be forwarded to a particular email address, without having to set them each individually.)

    I've heard people say that Bluehost uses better servers, and that Hostmonster's are Bluehost's 'hand-me-downs'. Seems just an assumption on most people's case, though I would love if anyone had proof of this.
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  • Profile picture of the author HJ-Andrew
    Well, like a lot of these guys have said, the big name companies are an option for you. But I don't think anyone mentioned the downsides of dealing with such huge corporations. Many moons ago when I first started doing this, I noticed a trend among hosting companies. Most of them simply do not care whether or not your site is online. They'll tell you any number of stories to keep you satisfied that they are looking out for your best interest, but many times this simply isn't true. You'll call support and wait in queue for over an hour. You'll submit a ticket and wait days and days for a response.

    My personal opinion is to go with a smaller hosting company. One that needs your business to survive in this economy, not some huge corporation that could care less if they lose 1 of their 500,000 customers.
    I do happen to run a small hosting company and would be thrilled to answer any questions you may have. I'm not necessarily suggesting you sign up immediately for MY hosting service, but think about what I mentioned regarding going with a smaller hosting company. There are a lot of us out there if you take a look around.
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    • Profile picture of the author dwbiz05
      Not to discredit the last post, but I have used hostgator for over 5 years and never had any issues with them. I have had many questions and always received a fairly prompt response using their ticket system.

      As a developer, I have also dealt with many other hosting comanies like godaddy(don't do it) and even smaller ones. The problem with smaller companies is they often don't offer anywhere near what the big companies to.

      For example, I had a project that needed to use image manipulation... the people who the client was hosted with were not even technical enough to install the free software to the server. Yes, we got a hold of them very quickly, but they still couldn't provide the same service. So, smaller is not always better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anithaseo
    bluehost is the best one as i am using it for long back
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  • Profile picture of the author rankbuzz13
    i prefer Register your domain at name.com and host it at imageleet.com
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  • Profile picture of the author web.hostingmadnes
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    • Profile picture of the author dilipec2005
      yes i personally provide the hosting and at lowest cost then any else, please let me know your requirment and I will get to you with you packages, at cost you desire
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  • Profile picture of the author mwasif84
    can you please share the URL of you hosting website???
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  • Profile picture of the author osegoly
    I have had nothing but good experience with HostGator. They have good deals and very good customer service (and are environmentally friendly for those who care).

    Did an extensive research prior to signing up and found lots of positive feedback out there. Their Reseller packages are also great.

    Only downside in my opinion is that they do not support asp.net.

    Enjoy,
    Omer Segoly
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  • Profile picture of the author chatab
    am 100% agree with DarrenHill
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  • Profile picture of the author cirrus
    Other vote for Hostgator and Bluehost for unlimited hosting.
    if you're looking for a reseller account dathorn.com is very good
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  • Profile picture of the author houdini
    Immotion is great and they have excellent customer service. Something you don't find in web hosts these days.

    Jon Bentz
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  • Profile picture of the author newbim
    I ALWAYS RECCOMMEND idealhosting - they're fantastic all round! Plus on some packages, if you get the hosting, you get the domain name for free!
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  • Profile picture of the author TubongLugaw
    Originally Posted by successfulmom View Post

    I am going to purchase a domain name from godaddy. I also, would like to have the hosting with whomever I purchase from. Is there any others out there that anyone would recommend?
    There are so much optiions... go google for keyword "Domain Hostings" and you have a lot to choose from
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  • Profile picture of the author hypes057
    Originally Posted by successfulmom View Post

    I am going to purchase a domain name from godaddy. I also, would like to have the hosting with whomever I purchase from. Is there any others out there that anyone would recommend?
    I use godaddy, with a deluxe shared hosting plan and I have registered about 40 domains with them, all CAN be hosted on the same hosting account. Basically, if you can get over godaddy's poor and confusing UI (its getting better and more user friendly) then just go with them. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author russblanc
      The popular shared web hosting ones are
      • Bluehost
      • Hostgator
      • Justhost
      but there are also about many more that offer similiar plans. I use GoDaddy to register all my domains and Bluehost and Lunarpages to host my domains...
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  • Profile picture of the author weblogix01
    bluehost , hostmonster, just host are few good hosting companies till date
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  • Profile picture of the author mastahhace
    Most of hosting companies give also domain registration services.So i think it`s easy!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnng
    Originally Posted by successfulmom View Post

    I am going to purchase a domain name from godaddy. I also, would like to have the hosting with whomever I purchase from. Is there any others out there that anyone would recommend?
    I was told not to have your domain URL and Hosting by the same company. I am not sure how valid this information is, it was taught in a class I went to Thailand for. The rest of what I learned was not much and at a total cost of about £5000 including travel! Alright a bit of let off steam over :<>)) This "Guru" reckons, if you have a problem with the company or if the company is in trouble, you will have difficulties rescuing your profitable business if both Host and domain from the same company!
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    • Profile picture of the author russblanc
      you definetly do not have to have the domain and hosting from the same company. Most web hosting companies package them up together, but they are separate entities. I use GoDaddy for my domains because I like their domain manager - which allows you to manage all aspects of your domain, such as sub domains and DNS, etc... And then I host with Bluehost because of their reliability and server uptime...
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