Choosing a reliable web host and domain registration

Published by kelvin Ehiozefe on

Creating stunning weblogs with “high traffic flow and good niche is becoming a more profitable means of generating extra income and also as a means of publicity for a lot of businesses, marketers, and religious organizations.

But the big question that continues to stare at us in the face; is how well do you understand the process of web hosting and domain registration?

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To have a successful blog/website doesn’t only depend on the kind of content on the blog/website but also on the domain name and Web Host. For a lot of newbie blogger or small business who would prefer to start their business publicity or personal blogging career on a free hosted platform will find themselves struggling to survive on world wide web as their blog/website hosted on a free hosted platform will be treated as a website/blog built by an inexperienced blogger.

In addition, hosting your blog or business website on a free hosted platform gives you No or Less authority over your site and its content and with a very complex domain name (for example yourname.freehost.com) which is very difficult for your visitors to remember and chances of your visitor been redirected to other site is very high.

Also getting approved for AdSense is very low with a free hosted site and your host could even decide to start putting ads that either do not match your site niche or place ads on your content or position you wouldn’t want ads on, making money off your site while you keep working on the other side “I am sure you would appreciate that” so getting a self-host would be more efficient and profitable.

What’s a web-Host?

A web host is a company that provides you with space on a server to store your weblog files. It’s similar to your personal computer files at home, except your blog files are available online where visitors can access them at all times by entering your domain name or by discovering your blog in a search engine.

As we already stated using free blogging platforms come with a lot of restrictions, so take the leap and launch your own self-hosted blog, this is highly recommended for anyone who desires to get to the top in their blogging career.

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What is a domain name?

A domain name is a name by which you will be known online, no matter what niche you choose. It’s the unique address of your blog on the Internet. This domain name will be yours as long as you continue paying the annual fee ($10 – $15 for .com domain).

How to choose a web host or Domain name

When selecting a domain name makes sure your domain name is;

  • Short and simple to spell
  • Easy to remember
  • Second to none (not sharing it with any other brand/site)
  • Says much about your site niche

When selecting a web host company, you must always look out for these pointers before you hand over the management of your site to any web host company.

  • Pricing of domain(.com,.org, .in, .com.ng, .com.uk, .com.fr, .in, .blog …)
  • Security
  • Integrated free Privacy service of your profile on WHOIS
  • Support
  • Uptime ( facility to keep your site available online without any hardware break)
  • Money-back guarantee
  • Email accounts
  • Scalability/room to grow
  • Site backup.

Some Recommended Hosting Company you should check out now.

Domainking

DomainKing is a leading Web Hosting provider with millions of websites hosted on their servers globally. They offer highly reliable & affordable Website Hosting Solutions to both Individuals & businesses of all sizes in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

Their Web Hosting Plans are all that you would ever need to get your website online. Hosting Plans start from N133/months & come with a free .com/.com.ng domain name. You can also buy our Blog Hosting built especially for Bloggers & WordPress users considering their high resource needs.

Their WordPress Blog Hosting Plans start from $12.5/yr and include a free .com/.com.ng domain. All their Web Hosting plans come with 24/7 Support for WordPress, Joomla, Ecommerce, PHP, Python, Perl, MySQL and cPanel for Linux & Plesk for Windows, etc.

For those in Nigeria, Asia will find this domain registrar and web hosting company very helpful in terms of currency conversion and payment processes. They offer very nice and quality services, their 24/7 customer support service is superb and second to none. Register now with Domainking.

Uptime;99.9%, Load time;0.73secs

GoDaddy

This is a publicly-traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. GoDaddy is one of the largest web hosting and domain registrars with more than 61 million domain names under its management, making it the world’s largest ICANN accredited registrar. It serves more than 13 million customers and employs more than 4,000 people.

The company is known for its celebrity spokespeople, Super Bowl ads, and as being an online provider for small businesses. Their service is best to none with 24/7 customer support service. Register with Godaddy now!

Uptime;99.9%, Load time;0.51secs

Bluehost

Bluehost is a leading web solutions services provider. Founded in 2003, Bluehost has continually innovated new ways of delivering the company mission to empower people to fully harness the web.

Based in Orem, Utah, they provide comprehensive tools to millions of users throughout the world so anyone, novice or pro, can get on the web and thrive, with over 750 employees dedicated to helping our customers around the clock, 24/7 and provide the best WordPress integration support service. Sign-up for BlueHost

Uptime;100%, Load time;2.0secs

Hostgator

This is another global provider of web hosting and related services. HostGator was founded in a dorm room at Florida Atlantic University by Brent Oxley, HostGator has grown into a leading provider of Shared, Reseller, VPS, and dedicated web hosting with millions of registered domain name.

HostGator has its headquarters in Houston and Austin, Texas, with several international offices throughout the globe. They offer superb customer support services. Register your domain name with Hostgator

Uptime;100%, Load time;1.4secs.

SiteGround

An excellent alternative when it comes to selecting a web host provider for your site. SiteGround with reliable customers support their hosting plan start from $3.95 for sites with 10,000 monthly visits and $11.95 for sites with visitors above 10,000.

Uptime;100%, Load time;0.8secs

WP Engine 

If particular about WordPress, WP engine is tailored to serve your purpose. For 25,000 monthly visitors with WP engine, you can get a shared hosting plan from $25. Their price range for sites above 50,000 monthly visitors is a bit out of budget for most newbie but their customer support is superb.

Uptime;99.9%, Load time;0.8secs

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Bonus Tips:

Before you set sail on your blog writing journey or creating a personal site for your business. Here are some bonus tips to keep in mind 

1. Be patient and give it time; a lot of newbie bloggers are not patient they want to start a blog today and start to make a lot of money from it too soon. Like every business, it takes time for it to grow, allow your blog/website to go through the various stages of starting a new business.

2. Never be afraid of technology; the website itself is a lot of technology put together to give you that beautiful site you see now so never be scared of it, embrace every challenge and solicit help where necessary.

3. Make sure your blog topic is viable; always share content that are highly searchable by a lot of people.

4. Own your blog/website; do not host your company site/blog on free hosted platform.

You may also love to see this video on “How to Make a WordPress Blog – Step by Step for Beginners Drag & Drop 2016!” produced by a friend on Hogan Chua


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