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domain names & hosting

choose a name to remember,  at an address that's easy to find

Multiple grey houses illustrating a stand-out domain name

Please note:   So that there can never be any question over domain name or site ownership,  whilst I will make all of the technical arrangements on your behalf,  you would purchase both of these elements yourself,  directly from the Registrar or hosting provider.

what's in a name?

More than you might think!   Whilst the domain name itself plays little part in the automated search process,  it is crucial to a user's decision to visit your site when presented in search results.

.com  .uk  .wales  or  .cymru?

There are now many more domain name extensions available,  each with something slightly different to say about your business.

some domain name tips

Keep it short;  fredsdoubleglazingandconservatories.co.uk may be descriptive,  but no-one is going to type it into a browser,  certainly not without a typo or two!

On this point,  your domain name does not have to spell out what you do,  or include your business name,  otherwise nike.com would never sell a single pair of training shoes and ebay would be found at echobaytechnologygroup.com.

Write it down.   Just imagine the red faces at Western Engineering Services (UK) Ltd when their domain,  wesuk.com,  appeared in print for the first time.   Oooops!

hosting your website

Every website has to 'live' somewhere on the net.

'Cloud Hosting' means that your site,  rather than being held on a single computer,  in one data centre,  exists on numerous servers spread around the globe.

There are many options,  ranging in price from very cost effective static site hosting at around £40 +VAT a year including 24/7 monitoring & backup,  multiple emails and spam filtering;  to extended bandwidth packages,  necessary for audio and video streaming or particularly high useage,  at a similar figure per month.

Part of the quoting process would be to recommend the ideal hosting solution for your project.

free consultation

Before you go ahead and commit to hosting or register a 'cheap' domain name,  call ipinx.   I'll be happy to advise you without obligation,  and help you to avoid some of the more common mistakes.   :o)