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Recommendations for purchasing domain name & hosting?
Hello, all! I would like to purchase a domain name to set up my website, and of course, I will need hosting for this, as well.
I am familiar with some of the more popular companies, like godaddy (I'm unclear on whether or not the hosting would come with the purchase of a domain name, or if that would be an additional cost), and hostgator (I saw a billboard for a discount to host with them the other day, lol), and I know yahoo has a thing where you can set up your website through them, but I am just wondering if anyone has had good experiences with a particular company that they might recommend.
I would really appreciate any suggestions & feedback! Thanks, everyone! : )
Many (if not most) hosting companies include a name registration for one domain as part of their hosting packages.
I've been with Bluehost for over five years and have been very happy with their hosting. I've also heard good things about Hostgator and Hostmonster (an affiliate of Bluehost). While most people seem very happy with GoDaddy's domain registration operations, I've heard a lot of horror stories about GoDaddy's hosting.
An internet search for "web hosting reviews" will return a huge number of hits. That might be a good place to start.