Registering a domain name is one of the first things new businesses need to do when they're setting up. And that means dealing with a company that dispenses domain names; a domain registrar. Registrars verify that the name you've chosen isn't the same as someone else's and they manage the renewal process. Often, they bundle domain name registration with other services such as web hosting and cloud-based email. So, who are some of the better domain registrars out there and what should you look out for?
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Web hosting has come a long way since the days of uploading a few static HTML pages, some images and perhaps a few extras like a gallery or discussion board. Today's web hosts need to offer databases, automation, blogging platforms and a bunch more. When you're ready to take your data into your own hands and run your own website you need to find a good web host that can make life as easy as possible for you.
Thankfully, there are dozens of great companies looking for your business. Today, we're looking at five of the best.
Whether you’re building a brand or running a business, having an online presence is essential for getting your name out there. Unfortunately, running a website can be expensive and time-consuming -- unless you have Lifetime.Hosting in your corner.
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When you're ready to take your data into your own hands and run your own blog, own your own photos, and host your own apps, it's time to find a good web host that can put it all on the web for you, give you the tools, bandwidth, and storage you need, and support you when you need help. Thankfully, there are dozens of great companies looking for your business, and this week we're going to look at five of the best.
As we covered in our lessons on how to create a website, getting your site online can take a little effort. Coralrift, on the other hand, lets you pick a name for your site, drag your site onto a drop area, and click a button to upload it. It's basically instant website deployment.
If you're running your own web site, or planning to, you probably know exactly what kind of space, bandwidth, and features you'll need, along with a price point. HostMonk finds web hosts based on those preferences. The site boasts of pricing and listing more than 2,500 hosting packages from a wide variety of companies, and it does offer up the nitty-gritty details on each one, including their server and headquarters locations, managed or unmanaged status, processor types, Linux or Windows, and all the basic numbers and prices. It seems to tend away from the big names in hosting, but could also net you a pretty sweet deal on data pricing, if you're willing to shop around. It doesn't offer point-by-point comparison selection or comparison, unfortunately, but otherwise delivers the numerical goods without your having to endlessly Google around. Free to use, though many links are connected to affiliate systems.
Having your own hosted web domain has never been cheaper, or easier, with the vast array of free resources out there. Here are our ten favourite tools to help anyone launch and maintain their internet presence. Photo by Jasison_Judd.
If you've ever wondered what hosting provider your favourite website uses, the WhoIsHostingThis web site can help.Simply enter the domain name of the site that you want to know more about, and WhoIsHostingThis will reveal and link to the web host in question. This application could be useful if you need to file a complaint for abuse of your copyrighted photos or blog posts, if you are tasked with researching the competition for work, or maybe you just want to host your personal website at the same place your favourite website does.
Running a home web server and need to lock it up? Want to set up standard hosting for multiple sub-domains? Don't worry about tinkering with Apache server's arcane .htaccess file, just tell the .htaccess Editor webapp what you're looking for. The site's interface is a good deal better than many of its ilk, meaning you can usually guess what it's asking for and why. For budding web tinkerers and those with their own storage space, .htaccess Editor is a time-saving tool worth checking out.
The bavatuesdays blog points out a publish-to-blog feature that seems to have quietly crept into Google Documents. Not much to crow about if you're perfectly happy with your blogging platform's built-in editor, but Google Docs can seemingly publish to most any blog, even those on hosted servers. Combined with linked tools like Google Notebook, it could make for a nicer thought-compiling and drafting experience for anyone who's an avid online writer. The feature can be found in the "Publish" tab on the right-hand side of a Docs page. Publishing Google docs to your blog
Want your very own web site address, but don't want to mess with pay-for hosting packages or server configuration? Today you can buy a domain name for around 10 bucks a year (or less) and map it to a variety of free web-based apps for no-mess and no-cost hosting. Typical commercial web hosting starts at around $100 a year and comes with clunky webmail and apps you have to set up yourself. Instead, you can have a full-featured web site with multiple spacious email accounts, blog or static web page hosting, and other services for free. You don't have to lease server space or run your own server to have your own URL. Let's take a look at how you can set up a complete domain name backend for free.