How to Choose Domain & Hosting?

What is the most basic thing which is required for Online Marketing?

It’s the website.

And, website is made of two main components:

  1. Domain, and,
  2. Hosting

In this article, I am going to tell you, how to choose domain & hosting for your webstite.

Let’s get started!

how to choose domain & hosting

What is a Domain?

A domain is a path or public address to access your website. One can purchase a domain for their own website from the registrars such as Godaddy & Namecheap. In general practice, there are two types of domains which are popular:

  1. TLD
  2. ccTLD

The full form of TLD is Top Level Domain & ccTLD is Country Code Top Level Domain. While there are thousands of different TLD’s available, but the most popular ones .com, org, .net, etc.

ccTLD is mostly specific to countries such as .in, .us, etc. Check out this article from Hostgator to learn more about different types of domains —> What Are the Different Types of Domains?

How to choose a Domain Name?

Choosing a good domain name can have a lot of benefits. There are mainly 2 types of domains name:

  1. Brandable Domain Names
  2. Generic Domain Names

While brandable names are more of brand centric names, on the other hand generic domain names are more of a keyword based & commonly used words. For example, Flipkart.com is a brandable domain name because it’s a brand name. While on the other hand seo.com, is a generic domain name because SEO is a commonly used term.

You should keep following points in mind while choosing a domain name:

  • Domain Name should be short & sweet
  • It should be easy to remember
  • Always try to purchase TLD (Top-Level Domain)

Also, check out this guide from WebsiteSetup for tips on choosing the domain names —> How to choose a Domain Name

Best Websites to buy domains are:

  1. Godaddy
  2. Namecheap

What is Hosting?

Hosting is the server space where your website is hosted. Hosting can be of different types such:

  1. Shared Hosting,
  2. Managed hosting,
  3. VPS Hosting,
  4. Cloud Hosting,
  5. Dedicated Hosting

But the most popular & budget-friendly is shared hosting. Most of the bloggers use shared hosting to host their blogs on the Internet. You can read more about the different types of hosting on this article from Hosting Facts —> Different Types of Web Hosting

How to choose Hosting?

One should keep following points in mind while choosing the hosting provider:

  1. Check their reviews
  2. Check the technology they are using
  3. Costing
  4. Support
  5. Uptime
  6. Features they are offering

Best Hosting Provider: According to me, SiteGround is the best hosting provider. Its hosting is fast, reliable & but a little bit costlier in comparison to other hosting providers in the market. I am using their GrowBig plan for my own websites & its working like a charm.

So, that’s it for this module.

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