After you have put the time in to creating an effective business model and plan for your web site, it's time to consider your domain name and hosting options. These are often decisions that are not given the appropriate amount of time and attention. This article will explain how to chose a good domain name and the appropriate hosting service.
Choosing A Domain Name
This is a subject that is often not given enough time and thought. A domain name should be a keyword or include keywords that are relevant to your business. This will help with search engine optimization and marketing. Including relevant keywords in your domain name could lead a potential customers searching for that keyword to your site.
There are many sites avaiable for researching domain names. Godaddy.com has a domain search tool that will tell you if a domain is taken or not and offer variations of your domain name that are also available.
Choosing A Hosting Service
Choosing a hosting service can be a difficult task. There are many hosting companies that offer very competitive rates, but you have to be careful. Choosing a hosting company that is not professional major head ache. Often these servers are insecure, not updated with the appropriate patches and updates, and slow. Having worked with many hosting companies with bad servers, I have experienced all of these issues and more.
You want to research the hosting company you choose. Make sure they support the programming languages and technologies used by your web developer. You also need to ensure they have all the features you need such email hosting, mysql databases, ftp access, bandwidth, hard drive space, etc..
The Bottom Line
The bottom line here is to do your research before jumping with the first or cheapest hosting service and domain registrar. Ensure that the host you are looking to use can handle the technologies you need on your website and your domain name includes keywords relevant to your business.
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