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How To Setup Hosting and Domain

This is a basic but fundamental guide to setting up your new domain name with your web hosting account. This guide will help beginners with a step by step guide on starting your own.com website.

First things first, you need a domain name, if you haven’t bought one already, a simple Google search for “cheap domain registrars” can get you started. Typical domain name charges are around $5 to $15 a year depending on the registrar.

Once you get your domain name purchased, next thing you must do is get a hosting account. If you are hosting a professional business or blog website, check out KeoloHosting for quality hosting services. You need to purchase a hosting account before you can move forward.

At this point, you should now have a domain name at a registrar of your choice, and a hosting account at KeoloHosting. Just because you have bought the 2 necessary items to get a website online, it doesn’t mean that you are ready to go.

You now have to connect the hosting account with the domain name, so that when someone types in “http://www.yoursite.com”, all the files from your hosting account can be pulled up.

To connect your domain and hosting account, you need to login to both accounts. When you signed up for your hosting account, you were required to let the company know what domain name would be associated with this storage space. You should have also gotten an email with welcome information and 2 lines of URLs that are called “nameservers”. These nameservers help connect the 2 items to get you online.

So find the 2 lines of nameservers in your welcome email (typically like ns1.something.com and ns2.something.com). Once you have these nameservers, you need to login to your domain registrar and head over to domain options. There you will look for a nameserver tab, where you can input these 2 lines of code seperately.

Tip: If you are unable to input the 2 lines, make sure that you are “enabled” to make changes to the site. When you signup for your domain name, everything is typically unlocked for your editing convenience, but not always so. If you have trouble finding the tab to enable your editing, contact your registrar with a quick email, its real simple.

Once you have changed the nameservers, I recommend you lock all options, so that no one can hack or edit your domain information. After you save it can take about 15 minutes all the way up to a day for the changes to take place.

What you should to see if your efforts worked out, is to visit your domain name after some time and you should see some sort of blank directory page or the host welcome message notifying you that everything has been connected and you are ready to upload files and get started.

That’s it! It’s really quite simple since all you have to do is buy the 2 things and connect them via the nameserver, but it can be really confusing if this is your first ever experience buying hosting and domain online.

 

 

Picking the Right Web Host

There are many things which make a great host. This article will outline those things and in the end you will get to see what points make a great host and this will definitely change the way you see web hosting companies.

1) Many clients / webmasters often look at the price which web hosts offer and make a judgment from that. Well this isn’t a good way to see if you’ve find a good web host. Web Hosting companies who have a high price often take the support they give very seriously, so you are guaranteed to receive quality support, but most hosting companies “oversell” and therefore can offer cheap pricing and good support at the same time.

2) Quality support is needed in every hosting company. One of the ways you can test how good a company’s support is by asking pre-sale questions example:

– How much webspace will I receive in the XX plan?

– What happens if my account gets banned?

– How would I request a refund?

If you receive a professional, well laid out reply within a short amount of time, then this assures that you’ll receive quality support.

3) Server Uptime is a factor which you might consider but not depend on when picking the right web host. Normally hosting companies offer a money back guarantee if the server which your account is hosted on experiences any downtime, and clients often see it as a sign of relief and always think that the server will never go down but this is not true. Servers often go down due to network issues, hardware issues, server reboots and. A hosting company can not guarantee 100% uptime.

4) Make sure the web host can be trusted. Remember with most web hosts you’ll be giving away personal information at one point, for example your name and address. During checkout make sure they have a valid SSL certificate enabled on their site. Look for the little padlock sign on your browser.

5) Do your research. Try to find genuine reviews of the company and see what existing clients think. If they tend to be all positive with the odd one being negative, I’d say the company would seem ok. It’s unlikely that any company will go through life getting only positive reviews.

6) When ever you see the word “unlimited” don’t take their word for it that they’ll let you host “unlimited domains” or they’ll provide you with “unlimited bandwidth” there is no such thing. Everything has a limit. You can’t get unlimited diskspace in a hard drive. If a web hosting company offers unlimited bandwidth or webspace, it doesn’t necessarily mean their bad but it’s important that you understand that there is no much thing as unlimited.

7) Always, and I mean always read the company’s TOS (Terms of Service). Make sure you know the limits. Most companies often have a limit on how many emails you can send within a hour, so make sure you get that clarified first.

8) You could also test the speed of a host’s network to your location by

Clicking start > Run > Type in “command” enter, and then type “ping hostdomainname.com” wait for it to finish and look for the average ping. The lower the number the better, and chances are the faster your site will load if you should host with them.

9) Never ever use hosts which offer a “lifetime payment” plan. A server needs to be maintained constantly which costs money monthly, so a web host needs funds monthly in order to keep the servers alive. By paying a one off fee, the web hosting company is guaranteed to go down unless they are VERY well known or have been running for a very long time.

10) My final word of advice is you should not look for hosts which have good looking plans. Always take in experience from current or previous clients.

How to Select Cheap Web Hosting and at the Same Time Maintain Quality Service

Nowadays there are many companies promising cheap web hosting, but how can you be really sure that these low prices for hosting are a bargain or not. You should consider the following tips to make sure you are getting quality service while purchasing cheap web hosting.

Do not go for free hosting:

Free hosting has very few benefits, hence you give up a lot of these benefits if you do go with free hosting. Of these free hosting services provide you with hosting on another company’s website. This results in you not getting actual domain hosting. This means that your web pages are exhibited on someone else’s domain, making it impossible for you to promote your website to the full. If that specific company shuts down it will mean the end of business for you as your site will no longer be available too.

Free hosting also means you could have an unlimited number of advertisements on your site. Most often the advertisement/s will be from the hosting company that is providing you with the free space. Having advertisements on your site generally turns your customers off and you will not make a sale.

There are some cheap web hosting companies out there that provide the same service as that of the free hosting company. The only difference between the cheap web hosting company and the free hosting company is that the former will bill you for it but offers an absolutely hopeless service.

Be sure to make a comparison of the virtual hosting packages:

When going in to buy cheap web hosting, always be certain that you compare the key characteristics such as disc space, bandwidth and the price. Sometimes you may not need that much space and bandwidth at the beginning but as your website grows you will need to expand. However, most web hosting companies these days leave you the option of expanding when necessary. Sometimes purchasing a package that has more space may sometimes be a difference of only a dollar or two from the introductory package.

Some other features you may have to look at when comparing cheap hosting is the technical support they offer, customer care, whether they have auto responders and multiple email accounts. Whether cPanel is available or maybe even a corresponding program. Also if PHP, databases and MySQL are available.

Web design should be the priority:

Before you start out you should consider the following – do you require a customer database? Do you require a shopping cart and also most importantly what is the programming language you will be using. These should be given top priority and carefully thought about before buying your cheap web hosting.

If you are going to make a business out of your website then keep in mind that it is going to be long term and that you will be using your web hosting company’s service for a long time too, hence take as much time as you need in order to find the ideal web hosting company that you will be happy with that will meet all your hosting needs and also provide you with cheap web hosting.

How to Choose a Web Hosting Service

So you have planned to make a website and want a web hosting service that is best and suites you. Let me tell you that there are certain features which should be looked upon before choosing a web hosting service. You might know some of the top web hosting services like Hostgator and Just host, but you will never know that what are the problems that you will face after getting your site hosted. However, there is no need to worry because below you will find the features which are must to have in a web hosting service.

  1. Excellent support ( most crucial).

Excellent and fast support is the first and the most crucial feature which should be looked in every web hosting company. You may face tons of problems if you are a newbie and without fast support, it might be possible that you can’t solve the problem on your own. The range of problems can vary from technical problems to billing problems and honestly I hate technical problems since they are very difficult to solve.

  1. 99.9% up time Guarantee.

99.9% up time guarantee is another feature that should be in the hosting company you are going to choose. Up time in the term of hosting services means that the amount of time your website will be up and running. There are tons of services out there which promise 100% up time guarantee, but believe me that only one or two out there really fulfill their promise.

  1. Cheap rates.

Yes! money has value and that is why we need to look out for the most cheapest and the best web hosting service. You will experience many hosting services with high price promising you to give premium and best services, but believe me that they are not worth even checking out. As I said above, there are only one or two services which really dominate the competition.

  1. Unlimited disk space, bandwidth and add-on domains.

Now this method is not a necessary one, but it ads more value to the hosting service when they provide unlimited disk space, bandwidth and add-on domain on a cheap rate. Add-on domain is a feature is a must one even if the two other mentioned are not available because I think that you should have no limitations on how much domains you can host for a fees that you have to pay per month.

Well if you are searching for a service that has all the features written above, then your search ends here because I have a web hosting service that can not only provide these features, but also some additional important features. Check out my resource box below for more information.