What is a web host?
A web host is a third party provider that host the files for display on the Internet. They offer a wide variety of options to choose from depending on the amount of domains you will be using, the amount of space your website will require, and processing power necessary to deliver your content quickly and seamlessly.
What is a domain name?
Essentially, your domain name is the address of your website. There are many different domain top level domains. (TLDs) The most common being the .COM, .NET, .ORG, and .Gov. However, there are many others you can choose depending on the type of organization. Typically the .COM & .NET TLDs are used for business. .ORG would be used for non-profits, and .GOV for government use. To simply matters, the .COM is the TLD of choice.
How to purchase a domain name.
The top dog of domain names is Godaddy. I am a reseller of Godaddy products and offer their products for the same price as you will find on Godaddy.com and in some cases even less than Godaddy charges. You can purchase a domain name for me for only $11.99 for one year from me at hostme247.com
Domain names and Search Engine SEO.
It used to be that domain names were typically created to replicate the name of a company or an acronym of the company. Generally, your domain name should be as short as possible. This is due to our old geezer brain from being able to remember a long string of letters. Or, your domain can be a catchy name such as Lazyoldgeezer.com. Now days, the domain name is often used to describe your product, service, or content. It can be a long as you want, and precisely describe your online offering. An example would be: isellwidgetsforoldgeezers.com
There are various schools of though about choosing a top level domain name for your blog. My suggestion is to keep it as short as possible, yet describe inclusive of your product or service. Be aware that a 3 letter domain is nearly impossible to obtain. And if you manage to find a suitable 3 letter domain name, it may very well be for sale in the thousands of dollars range.
In addition domain names that describe a commonly used search term may also cost a boat load of change. For instance, the domain name carinsurance.com which is no longer available, was snapped up for a paltry $35.6 Million. This should give you an idea or two about the importance of choosing a domain name.
Hang on to your domain name!
I have made a few mistakes in life. Hanging on to my top level domains has been one of them. I will give you a few examples of domain names I used to own and let go. My name is Neil Horton. I used to own and let go the name neilhorton.com. That same domain name is now available for $2,800 on Godaddy. Another mistake was letting go of iristek.com which now sells for $15,000, and Lendergroup.com which is now selling for $9,800 shekels
In summary, I wish I knew then what I know now. I don’t know about you, but I could use $20,000 to take a long vacation to Colombia, South America on my bucket list.
It is time to purchase your domain name. We will need it to get started. Get your domain name at Hostme247.com. You will find a wide range of additional products and services that you will need to get started. However, before you make anymore purchases, you need to determine your overall needs and requirements before purchasing a hosting account.
How to choose your hosting account.
Before you go hog wild purchasing a suitable hosting account, you need to take into consideration your future requirements. Obviously, if you are going to be offering products for sale on your ecommerce website, you will need more storage space and processing power than if you are operating a simple blog.
If you are serious about making money online and spent anytime on the homepage of this website, you should have noticed my offerings for three different hosting accounts that will serve the needs of most newbies. If you are cheap and cost conscious, then the starter plan may be what you are seeking. Based on my experience, I have chosen these hosting plans for you to save you money and keep you from purchasing webspace and options you may never use.
For me, I am addicted to website design and making money on the Internet. Therefore, I need the ability to host a multitude of domain names, and an unlimited amount of storage space. For this reason most of my websites are hosted using the Ultimate Package. If you are just wanting to blog, then the Starter Package may fit your needs. It is dirt cheap, doesn’t have much storage, but it will do the job. I myself might choose the Economy Package as I tend to run a few plugins and applications. My only reservation is they are both limited to just one domain name. You can however run a sub domain, which I will go into later.