What is a Domain Name and Web hosting ? How to Choose Best Domain Name and Web Hosting for a Blog/Website

In my previous posts, I wrote about why to start a blog and  how to create a blog or start website using a free service blogspot or blogger. Now in this article I would like to discuss about creating a blog or website using self hosting services, standards like what is a domain name, web hosting? In these days it is very easy and affordable to show off your identity or brand over internet ie you can own a website or blog at affordable price. Roughly to grab a piece of land on the World Wide Web you need to afford a .com domain which costs around $ 10 annually and a hosting account which costs $3 – $10 per month. All the fundamentals required for keen understanding are comprehended with images in a vivid manner. Get started here, By the end of this tutorial you will be able to start your own website or blog.

Requirements to create blog or website using self hosting

  1. Domain Name.
  2. Web Hosting.
  3. Web Hosting standards.

Create a Blog or Website using Self Hosting WordPress or Jomla

Before deciding to create a website or blog you should have fundamentals for understanding requirements to start blogging. Below discussed are the foremost basics and work behind the scene where ever blogger should know it. Below tutorial let’s you to understand what is a domain name and web hosting ? Finally tips to choose best domain name and web hosting. Let’s rock n roll chase me along the tutorial.

Web hosting basics

What is a domain name?

When you start thinking of doing business on internet the first thing you think about is domain name. Domain name is nothing but address of your website where users wish to explore your business, creativity, tips, tricks etc…. Example Makeyupdates.com, Google.com Alexa.com.

Tips to choose a best Domain Name

  • Avoid buying long and confusing domain names.
  • Try to buy catchy domain name which can be easily remembered.
  • Choose short n sweet domain name with  2 to 3 words.
  • Don’t include dashes, hyphens in the domain name.
  • Make a domain name relevant to your business ie user should guess what you sell to them.

How to get Domain name ?

To setup your own domain, you will need to register your domain with any of the domain registering sites. Below summoned are list of domain registering sites where you can register a domain name.

Godaddy   Name   1 and 1   Name cheap  

This is where you successfully completed setting up address for your business ie Domain name. Next step is most important one choosing best web hosting for your website.

What is web hosting ?

Webhosting is nothing but a Super Computer (Server). Server puts up all your website data on internet. In general a company provides space on their computer to store all your website documents or files and provides connectivity to access files from different computer. You need to be very careful while selecting your hosting because there are many types of servers ready to share your content to internet.

Types of Web Hosting :

To far of my knowledge there are four different types of web hosting available Shared Server Hosting, Virtual Private Server (VPS), Dedicated Servers, Cloud Server Hosting. Generally speaking all these servers will store all your website data and provides connectivity only differences are Storage capacity, Bandwidth, Ram or Speed, Control and Access. Below comprehended information will lets you to know the differences between these server. Walk through to know more about web hosting.

Shared Server Hosting

By the name itself you can guess in this type hosting same server is shared by many other sites ranging from hundreds to thousands. Here the resources such as Ram, CPU will be shared by all other websites in the server. Limited ability to handle traffic levels, Shared hosting server costs are also extremely low, Requires no proficiency in server management with minimum knowledge you can control your website files.

Best shared hosting services : iPage  Bluehosting   Hostgator  WebHostingHub  A2 Hosting

Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting

In virtual private server hosting server is divided into virtual servers where each of the website is given own server dedicated to single domain. It is single server but dedicated sharing will be there you will be given root access to your virtual server. You can expect good security, Performance, Limited to Moderate traffic levels, Costs are high compared to Shared Server hosting.

Best VPS hosting services : InMotion Hosting, Rose HostingA2 Hosting.

Dedicated Server Hosting

Dedicated servers are very expensive and recommended for users who needs maximum control over server and best performance. This type of hosting provides maximum control, performance, security because entire server is dedicated to only your website. All the sources like Ram, CPU will be used by only your website. Coming to costs these servers are most expensive one.

 Recommended dedicated hosting services : InMotion Hosting, Rose HostingA2 Hosting

Cloud Hosting

In Cloud hosting a group of super computers (servers) called cloud work together to host group of websites. Cloud hosting has an ability to handle high traffic levels, high performance. Multiple computers (servers) work together to handle high traffic levels for any particular website.

Cloud hosting services : WP Engine, Single Hop, RackSpace.

I hope upto now reading make you to understand How to buy domain and select best hosting for your website. Now followups are information regarding standards offered by hosting company make sure you read it thoroughly and choose the best one for your website.

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Web Hosting Standards

What is bandwidth?

Bandwidth is the popular communication engineering term. It is nothing but measure of maximum rate of data that can be transferred by your hosting account in a particular time period usually in seconds. Choose a better bandwidth so that you can expect good user experience over website.

What is Disk Space ?

Disk space is the storage amount dedicated for your website on their servers. I would recommend better to go for moderate disk space capacity if you are a beginner or If your planning to host a movies download and upload website then better to go for unlimited bandwidth and unlimited disk space.

How to Choose Best Web Hosting for your blog

  • What is their uptime guarantee ? Average monthly uptime guarantee less than 99.9 % not accecptable.
  • What are their customer service ? Acceptable 24/7 customer service.
  • How they technically support you ? Online, Phone, Email ?
  • What type of payments available ?
  • Renewal costs for services ?
  • Refund policy of the service ?
  • Are they Orginal hosting provider or Reseller hosting ?

Conclusion :

Bloggers with this I would like to end this session “How to choose right domain name and good web hosting service to start a new blog”. Hope everything is picture clear to start or create blog still if you are with any queries shoot your comments below. For more trendy tutorials on blogging follow us on Facebook , Twitter,  Add us to your Google+ circle.All the very best from MAKEYUPDATES TEAM

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