Domain Names and Hosting
If you have your own domain name, your full URL will be http://www.yourname.com. This is a lot easier to advertise and a lot easier for your customers to remember than the typical free web space URL, which looks like http://yourname.somecompany.com.
As your business grows you may need to upgrade your hosting requirements to another hosting company. If you have your own domain name, then you can take it with you, along with all your advertising efforts. So always buy your domain name separate from any hosting service you buy. I’ve had to do this myself and I would hate to have lost all that hard earned traffic built around one of my companies name (http://www.WildernessTrip.com).
Finally, having your own domain name adds credibility to your business. Many people won't trust you in billing their credit card if you can't afford $20 to $40 per month for a decent website! Besides, business associates are more likely to take sites with their own domain name seriously.
Here’s a resource to buy and register your domain name Dotearth
Choosing a Host
A paid host will usually provide some guarantees about reliability, as well as at least basic technical support. Free hosts, on the other hand, usually provide no such guarantees and may not provide any technical support at all!
With an online business, every minute your website is not working, you could be losing money! With a paid host, you can complain until they fix it, you may even be able to get compensation for excessive downtime and if you're still unhappy, you can take your domain name to a different hosting company.
With a free host, you have no recourse. If the site doesn't live up to expectations, you can move to a different host, but as your URL will change, you have to start marketing all over again and your existing customers could be lost, so as stated above, buy a name.
When choosing your host, I recommend that you look at price, features, the amount of space you get or the amount of bandwidth per month. More bandwidth means more people can download your eBook before you start paying extra fees to your host. Here’s a great hosting company with unlimited bandwidth and unlimited websites for under ten bucks a month Click Here
Again, to simplify this whole thing, what if I could show you How To Create A Website for $0 with domain and hosting for FREE!
My new book was one of those Ah Ha moments!
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