Hosting my domain name

Our domain name registration service is the first and most important step to assure your presence in the World Wide Web.

You can acquire your domain name well in advance in order to secure it for your upcoming projects or for a startup or even for an existing company or individual not having a web presence yet.

When you are ready to publish content for your domain, you have to select a web hosting provider; a company specialized in holding content (i.e. your web pages) for your domain. In general Web hosting providers also offer email hosting.

Contrary to common belief you can find hosting packages in the web that are absolutely free of charge. Some of them offer their services even without any advertising at all.

We encourage you to do a thorough research in order to find a web hosting company that is right for you. There are very good hosting companies around but you will also find some that are better to avoid. We particularly suggest not using companies offering unlimited web space, unlimited data traffic, unlimited email and other unlimited things… Hard drives, computer memories and bandwidth are neither free nor unlimited, so there is no way to offer unlimited web hosting services without a catch or a trick somewhere.

In general free hosting services are making their money trying to up sell other services to you or by showing banners and advertisement on your website. If your web site is oriented towards a professional clientele, it is better to go with a professional paying web hosting service in order to avoid being used as an advertising platform for products and/or services that you actually do not want to be associated with.

 

You can search the web for “free web hosting” clicking here: http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=free+web+hosting&

 

Alternatively you can search for “professional web hosting” clicking here:

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=professional+web+hosting

 

Remember the term “unlimited” in a product offering is a warning sign and you should probably stay away from it.

 

Before you select your web hosting service, make sure they allow you to use your own domain name and that they do not force you to transfer your domain name to them. See also How to Update the List of DNS (nameservers) linked to a domain and Transferring my domain in order to host web content

 

For further reading about domain name web hosting please refer to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webhosting