If you want to start blog or website, either money making or of business oriented, the first question may arise in your mind that which company is better for your site for domain name and hosting. Well there are lots of international company where you can take service from like godaddy, bluehost, hostgator, but in this post we are going to discuss about one of the largest and leader in field company, godaddy.
Being one of the best company for domain and web hosting, godaddy is used by majority of the website builders. Its services are fast, secure and accessible due to the scattering of its data center all around the world.
Godaddy always do something to attract its customer, like providing promo codes to reduce the cost of purchase, alter its plans, gives offer during festive occasions etc.
I am not riding your decision to buy the service from this company. There are lots of other best companies are there which not lack in any feature with godaddy. Well the above heading is because i am making this post about that.
Now lets talk about the all the plans and procedures of domain name and hosting.
Choosing a right domain name in right way
Domain name is actually a brand sticker of the site. It must reflects what your site is about. So it is highly advisable to choose a perfect domain name for your site or blog.
A domain name should not be too large not be rememberable. If you luckily got the domain that exactly matches your topic, then go ahead, even if it is partially matched that’s fine. Usually “.com” extension of domain name is advisable as people generally type .com after any domain name in URL bar.
If your trageting traffic is of a particular country, you are advisable to take that country’s extension. For instance, if you want Indian australian traffic, go with “.au” extension.
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To register domain name with godaddy, go to this page. In the search bar type the name of your choice and search. You will get the list of your domain name with lots of extension. If you luckily, get the one you are searching for, click “Add to cart”.
You may have to compromise with the availability of domain names as the most popular extension are already taken by big companies and they sell it to others at good amount through broker in the name of premium domain.
Generally .com, .org, .edu extension are more costly than some unfamiliar extensions like .biz, .xyz. A .com extension usually costs $5/1st year and little bit more for the next years. If you purchase for 2-3 years, you will get lots of discount. See the plans below.
Now having your perfect domain name added in the cart, now it is the for hunting of perfect the web hosting plan.
Choosing a web hosting plan
A web hosting is a type of service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Companies providing web hosting services actually give you space in their online servers where your websites are kept.
These servers are always remain connected with power and hence online so as to keep your site accessible at any time. Any visitor going to your website don’t go in your computer but in these servers.
The best web hosting service provider companies in the market are : Hostgator, Bluehost, Godaddy, Hostinger. You can purchase the Domain and Hosting from different companies to reduce the cost, as i do, if you can handle two dashboard.
Types of web hosting
There are various types of web hosting services are available depending upon the scope of the site. The variety in hosting is due to the difference in type, nature, size and visitors number of different websites. These are the types of web hosting:
- Shared web hosting service
- Reseller web hosting
- Virtual Dedicated Server
- Dedicated hosting service
- Managed hosting service
- Cloud hosting
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Each type has same work, to host your site, but differs in some properties ranging from-for low size and low traffic site to big size and large traffic site.
For small site with not using much resource of servers and traffic less than 100k/day like mine, shared hosting is advisable. Lets talk about how to choose web hosting plan from godaddy.
To buy web hosting from godaddy, just go to this page. Now scroll down to see the plans. There are various plan available according to your needs. These are the plans overview:
Starter : This is for newbie, if you are making website for the first time and want to give you a try. This will allow you to host single website with about 30gb of storage and single database, which is enough for newbie.
Economy : This is best for making personal blog with or website with less than 1 lakh monthly visitors. This plan will allow to host single site but will give you free domain and email for first year. You will get storage capacity of about 100gb and unlimited databases.
Deluxe : This plan is for big sites with lots and lots of pages and having high traffic may be greater than 1M per month. This plan contains all the features of Economy along with unlimited sites and unlimited storage.
Ultimate : This plan is for megaproject website, like news websites where lots of contents are added daily and have unlimited visitors. You can host unlimited sites with unlimited storage and unlimited databases and 2 times faster CPU performances than the Deluxe plan. See all the features of all plans in the picture.
To choose any plan just click “Add to cart”. You will be redirected to the configuration page. If you have also added Domain Name in the cart, it will show here. Here in this page, you can select the duration of service for domain and hosting from 1 month to 36 months. Larger the time period you will choose, more the discount you will get.
If you scroll the page down, you will see the godaddy has by default added other services in your total plan like “Website Backup”, “SSL Certificate”, “Website Security” and have charged you. Although these are essential things for managing professional money making websites. But if you are starter or have tight budget, you may skip these to reduce your cost.
In the right side, you can see your total amount to be paid. If its okay, click “continue” for forward action. In the next screen, you can either change the time duration for service, empty your cart or proceed to buy by clicking “Checkout”.
So these are the few step to choose a Domain Name and Web Hosting plans. If you found the article worthy, kindly share it.