When You Take Your Blogging Seriously

You will know that you are taking your blogging seriously when you start to think about buying a domain name for your blog and getting a good hosting service. Before I bought a domain name for this blog I did some research and found out that there are thousands of companies offering web hosting and domain name registration. How would you know what's best for your blog? Most of us will look at the price first and would probably choose the one that offers the lowest price. Getting a bargain is good but sometimes we need to see if it is really a good bargain we get. Here are some of the good web hosting and domain name registrars that I considered before I bought my blog's domain name. I consider these companies as among the best.

Lunar Pages has been around for ten years. They offer different kinds of web hosting options like basic hosting which is ideal for new webmasters, bloggers & small businesses. Their basic hosting is only $4.95 a month, very affordable for a blogger who is beginning to earn a modest income from paid posts and ads in his blog. If you are a business man who wants to bring your business into the internet, their business hosting which is e-commerce ready with 15,000 Gigabytes of transfer. It also comes equipped with Apache 2 and SSH (Secure Shell). All of their annual web hosting plans include a free domain. They also offer domain registration so you can manage, park, and register unlimited domain names with ease under one domain management control panel. Their unique control panel allows you to update your personal information, add anonymous domain registration, lock or unlock domains, register additional domains, purchase hosting accounts, and manage the Domain Name Servers (DNS) to point to any web hosting account in the world. You can purchase your domain with an email hosting plan and choose between 1 email address or unlimited addresses.


1and1 is probably the best web hosting and domain name registrar around because they offer quality services with prices that are a lot lower than their nearest competitors. Their web hosting service is as low as $3.99 a month yet it is packed with feature that you can find in other companies' more expensive packages. You can choose from a lot of different kinds of hosting packages they offer like beginner, home, business, and developer. As for domain name registration, I bought my blog's domain name from them. What's good with them is that the price they advertise is the price you pay for a domain registration. There are no hidden fees and no special conditions - ever.


GoDaddy is another very good web hosting provider and domain registrar. GoDaddy, which was founded in 1997, is the world's largest domain name registrar. Their hosting plans, are ideal for most individuals and small businesses, include website hosting, blog and podcast hosting. hosting plans. They develop, run, maintain and support their hosting plans in their own facilities.


Bluehost started in 1996 and has been providing hosting solutions to thousands of business and personal web site. Bluehost offers 2000 GB of bandwidth, 200 GB of storage space and 2500 email addresses; this high capacity makes this host a competent competitor in this market. They also offer some great features such as up to 20 subdomains. They support several languages including CGI, PHP, Perl, Front Page and MySQL Databases. The ecommerce tools include a free shopping cart and the ability to track website traffic.

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