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Domain Registration and Web Hosting

by Altaf Sahibzada

The costs associated with these have considerably come down. Gone are the days when one needed to spend hundreds of dollars on internet domain registration and domain hosting. Under certain circumstances, one can have these even free now. In any case, even if one is paying for the same, these are very cheap.

Any website has to have a name. For this, one has to register a domain name. After registering, one needs to host a website. The question arises whether both of them should be with the same company or they should be at two different places.

For many people including me, cost is one of the main considerations, given least differences in quality. Every dollar saved is a dollar earned. If one can get some savings by aligning with two companies, then one should register with two. Of course one has to be prepared for a bit of inconvenience by keeping two accounts at two places.

For example, in my case, my website name is registered with one company and hosted with another. By doing this, I have been able to make some savings. Of course, different people have different reasons when dealing with companies. Reliability and up time availability are two main factors to be considered.

As time goes by, domain names and web hosting are going to be even further cheaper. One marked tendency amongst companies is to allow unlimited hosting packages with one account. For example, with one hosting account, one is allowed to host an unlimited number of websites.

One more trend witnessed is that of lifelong hosting. Some companies have come up with this idea with a one time fee and with all the features.

With a plethora of domain name and hosting companies coming up, competition is intensifying every day. The result has been a downward pressure on domain registration and web hosting fees.

However, while selecting, one should pay special attention to the different features that each company offers. Where the intention is hosting of a simple website, one need not to bother much about too many features. Price appears to be the leading factor in this scenario.

If the intention is to host a website with all the whistles, then one has to give attention to the various features that a company provides as a package. Price may not be the only consideration in that case.

If one wants to build a number of websites in future, one may go for a package which allows unlimited hosting of websites in one price. This is suitable for those who want to make most of their internet earnings from Adsense. There are people who have dozens and even hundreds of Adsense websites hosted. Anyone can do that.

Another facility closely associated with the above is the availability of a website builder. One should have one of one's own. One should not use website builder software of the hosting company, as one will get stuck with that particular company. Fortunately we have a free website builder available.

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Monday, Jun 11th, 2007