Getting A Domain

I am planning to get a new home for my site. I thought of joining the ranks of the multitude of bloggers out there and become successful. But first, I have to get a new home. I would like to ask suggestions from you guys, if you're reading this post :). I am soliciting advice as to the how-to's of setting up a new one. I have been searching for the top hosting sites online and best offers and so far, I am inclined to join bluehost or justhost but it seems there's a new list of Top 10 Webhosts just now. I got a different list earlier today when I searched for the top 10, that was dated July 2009. I think I'll have to review again.

Any suggestions/recommendations? Please let me know, and thanks!

8 comments:

August 16, 2009 at 8:05 PM Amorsolo said...

I assume your going to install wordpress in your site. Well, bluehost and justhost are recommended by wordpress.org their equally good as far as reviews are concerned. For me I use godaddy.

What I would like to point out is for you to plan carefully. At the start, decide if your going to install your blog in the root directory. I made that mistake, I installed my wordpress in a subdirectory and later changed my mind to put it back in my root directory fortunately there is that 301 redirect thing.

Secondly, without any valid reason at all, stick to your chosen host provider. It's very difficult transferring files from one host provider to another specially if you have already written hundreds of posts. Unless of course your good at handling databases. Goodluck!

August 17, 2009 at 2:54 AM ROB said...

Amorsolo: Thanks for the advice. I've been to godaddy.com but I think they're expensive. I guess I'll check it out again.

August 18, 2009 at 2:56 AM Eric : Blog De Manila : Philippine Blog said...

Rob, if you want to get hold of your domain, get it from GoDaddy, use the discount codes here --> (http://www.blogdemanila.com/godaddy-super-promo-code/)

for the webhost, I recommend http://www.blogdemanila.com/bluehost.php

steps on getting a new home for your site;
1. Secure a domain name
2. Get a webhost.
3. Install wordpress or other CMS.
4. Export your posts from blogspot.
5. Promote your new URL.

Let me know if you need some help.

August 18, 2009 at 5:52 AM Amorsolo said...

Hi, first, thank you for your comment. Like I mentioned, all of the hosting services mentioned above are satisfactory. There are good and bad to each one of them, but go where you think is right and where your budget permits. If you're buying a domain name for the first time godaddy is very cheap, 1.99 per domain name. And I don't recommend dotster.com, it was my former hosting, never liked their service.

A Plan where you are allowed to host unlimited websites is good, leave the unlimited space or data transfer later, you can upgrade anytime. Right now I have 8 websites running and I don't even use half of the space provided and data transfer available. Unless you will upload tons of pictures and videos and your traffic is around thousands of visitors daily.

Lastly, review your immediate goals why do you want to have your own hosting paid account, aside from the monthly payments you’re going to make, you also have to pay for your domain name yearly. It's expensive actually and your earnings won't show up instantly. So take the time to check your plans.

Using a free hosted account for the meantime is not bad. Take a look at [http://strobist.blogspot.com/], a very famous blog for photographers (PR 6)started 2006.

check this link, and it might help you decide.
[http://pixelposition.com/free-vs-paid-blog-hosting/]

And if you ever choose WordPress, don't choose windows, choose Linux. Drop me an email if you need further assistance. Again goodluck!

August 18, 2009 at 11:19 AM Bogcess said...

I use godaddy too. Easy to use interface.

August 19, 2009 at 6:10 PM Melissa said...

I use Yahoo Webhosting. If you are looking to be in this for a long time and want good traffic make sure to look at data storage and data transfer. While many claim they are unlimited make sure to read the fine print. They actually state that it is unlimited as long as you do not get bigger than what they consider a small business should be. That is not the meaning of unlimited to me. The reviews on that site you listed are old too because Yahoo has been unlimited for the 2 years that I have used them.

Good Luck

August 20, 2009 at 4:23 AM Oleg said...

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August 21, 2009 at 9:14 PM Rob said...

@Blog De Manila: 'tol, tnx for the codes. Got some while registering from godaddy but u seem to have much of them :)

@Amorsolo: Thanks again and you got a point. To be able to participate with those paid articles i think would be one of the reasons I wanted to get a domain. Honestly, I am into blogging for money, I need that right now. I wanted to learn and earn. Got some people I know that are into this and they're really successful. They're too busy now with blogs and I just can't ask them for help anytime. I also want to know what's in there, if you have a host, to re-model this blog.

Thanks for your kindness, your a nice man.

@Bogcess: A lot of you really are godaddy clients, I think they're also active, got lots of promotions. I've been trying to purchase that $1.99 domain but I just couldn't do it.

@Melissa: Yahoo sounds good, popular and I think we can build trust in them. I'm thinking they're quite expensive for some starters like me. I believe it's worth it, with the name and I guess free listing in their directory..??

@Oleg: Thnx, I am visiting the site.

GOD Bless To You ALL!!!

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