Domain Registrars and Web Hosting Providers: From where to get domain name and web hosting?

Domain Registrars and Web Hosting Providers: Hostinger & GoDaddy

Introduction:

Have you ever heard of domain registrars? What are they? What do they do? If you have no idea what they really do… here we are! We are glad to help you discover and have a better understanding about them, so that you can choose the right one that suits your needs and requirements and of your website too.

Domain Registrar:

If from the last blog we explained about the domain and how important it is to choose the right domain name for your business and if you have selected a domain name for your company or business then the next right thing to do is to register your domain name as soon as possible to get the wide range of choices as the competition is ever-increasing in digital platforms and you would definitely do not want to start your race late. If you don’t know what domain name or web hosting means… you can visit our blog ‘Introduction to Domain Name and Web Hosting’ on our website. Then you will have a better understanding as we have provided proper and simplified explanation to help you understand with non -technical references.

When you start a business, you definitely want to be recognized and easily available for the outside world! The domain registrars are the companies that manage the internet domain names. All domain name registrars are accredited by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Named and Numbers). Now what is an ICANN? ICANN is a non-profit organization which is responsible for coordinating and maintaining numerous databases related to the name spaces and numerical spaces in internet, for e.g., your company name.

Domain registrars simply allows you to purchase and register your domain name. This registration works in accordance with the guidelines of the designated domain name registries. You need to check if your domain name is already taken by someone or is it still available so you could choose it accordingly.

Domain name registry is a database of all domain names and the associated registrant information in the top-level domains of the Domain Name System (DNS) of the internet that enables third party entities to request administrative control of a domain name. Most registries operate on the top level and second level of the DNS. Even though lot of companies, i.e., domain registrars provide us the opportunity to purchase and register domain names, for e.g., HostGator, Bluehost, GoDaddy, Hostinger, SiteGround, Namecheap, Domain.com etc., choosing the right one is a difficult task.

We all need those service providers which has quality services, affordable prices, discount offers, and easy to use UI (User Interface) and above average customer care.

Here we have listed out top 5 domain registrars and web hosting providers which we think are good in their services compared to other domain registrars. We will also let you know the pros and cons of these domain registrars and our personal opinion regarding them. So let’s dive in!!

1. HostGator

HostGator is a domain registration company headquartered in Houston, Texas, United States. They provide great web service and they are the provider of shared, reseller, virtual private server with a dedicated web hosting. They mainly focus their business on selling web hosting, VPS Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Windows Hosting and Word press Hosting. HostGator is one of the popular companies who offers domain names and website hosting. They have an easy to use search tool which will quicken up your search for a suitable domain name for your business.

Pros:

  • HostGator have introduced a brand-new drag-and-drop website builder called Gator.
  • Cheap Domain name Registration.
  • They are providing free domain name and SSL Certificate with all of their website builder plans. (This means you if you buy their website builder to build your website (that was obvious), you will not have to pay anything for domain name & SSL Certificate for the website that you are building but if you buy at least 12 months plan.)

Cons:

  • They will start with very cheap price in the first term and increase the price upon renewal.
  • They have constant upsells and poor backups. You will be asked to pay for those.
  • They are not very reliable.
  • The website builder, Gator is to be bought on monthly-basis. (You will have to pay for the builder every month and therefore is not a one-time purchase. So, getting a free domain name and SSL Certificate seems useless at the cost of Gator.)

We, Team Digitality would not personally recommend you to buy neither domain nor web hosting from HostGator, as we can help you with some better domain registrars. But yes if you prefer quantity over quality, this definitely will be your choice.

2. Bluehost

HostGator is a domain registration company headquartered in Houston, Texas, United States. They provide great web service and they are the provider of shared, reseller, virtual private server with a dedicated web hosting. They mainly focus their business on selling web hosting, VPS Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Windows Hosting and Word press Hosting. HostGator is one of the popular companies who offers domain names and website hosting. They have an easy to use search tool which will quicken up your search for a suitable domain name for your business.

Pros:

  • HostGator have introduced a brand-new drag-and-drop website builder called Gator.
  • Cheap Domain name Registration.
  • They are providing free domain name and SSL Certificate with all of their website builder plans. (This means you if you buy their website builder to build your website (that was obvious), you will not have to pay anything for domain name & SSL Certificate for the website that you are building but if you buy at least 12 months plan.)

Cons:

  • They will start with very cheap price in the first term and increase the price upon renewal.
  • They have constant upsells and poor backups. You will be asked to pay for those.
  • They are not very reliable.
  • The website builder, Gator is to be bought on monthly-basis. (You will have to pay for the builder every month and therefore is not a one-time purchase. So, getting a free domain name and SSL Certificate seems useless at the cost of Gator.)

We wouldn’t personally recommend you to get your web hosting or domain name from this domain registrar as we think that bluehost being one of the largest web hosting companies has been proved inefficient to provide the much needed and essential services to their customers.

3. SiteGround

SiteGround have their headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria. As per the reports dated January 2020, It has been a hosting provider for around 2,000,000 domains worldwide. They do it in a creative way which makes them more attractive.

SiteGround has in-house developed hosting solutions. Advanced optimization of their hosting architecture to offer excellent performance and speed. They offer hosting options and plans suitable for a wide range of websites and businesses. They provide shared hosting, cloud hosting, enterprise solutions, email hosting, and domain registration. SiteGround provides web hosting services for WordPress, Joomla, Magento and many other CMS (Content Management System)

Pros:

  • SiteGround is one of the best domain registrars.
  • It provides excellent uptakes and high – speed hosting, they offer above average speed.
  • They are easy and intuitive to use and provide excellent support and assistance.
  • Their tutorials and guides are of high quality.
  • They provide few advanced features that many other hosting providers don’t have.
  • They don’t measure your website’s traffic.

Cons:

  • They are not Very cost efficient in the market.
  • When coming to the professional migration you’ll be requested to pay around $30. (There is a free WordPress migration plugin that you can use but they have limited database size.)

We would personally recommend you to go for this domain registrar, but only if you really not looking forward for any website migration in the future. Otherwise the choice would be not be a wise one.

4. Hostinger

Hostinger is an employee-owned web hosting provider and internet domain registrars. Hostinger is a parent company of 000Webhost, Niagahost and weblink. This company is founded in Kaunas, Lithuania in 2004 and was originally named as Hosting media. Hostinger is one of the best web hosting providers in the world. They host multiple web hosting brands for different locales. They offer top – quality service at an unbearable price all over the world. Their main focus is on Brazil, Indonesia, Spain, Mexico, Columbia, UK, India, France, Vietnam, Turkey, Russia and Australia. Users from different locales can access their service faster, and use tools in their native language. The multiple web hosting brands are Niagahoster, Hosting24 etc.

Pros:

  • Affordable price for high quality.
  • Multilingual 24/7 customer support (920+ languages).
  • 99.9% uptake guarantee.
  • Cloud hosting plans powered by google cloud.
  • Extremely fast servers.
  • PHP 7.4 live on all servers.
  • Optimized for WordPress/On boarding flow.
  • 1- click installer.
  • 30 days money back guarantee.
  • Extra security with 2-Factor Authentication.
  • Free .in domain (on purchase of Web hosting for premium plan for 12+ months).
  • Free SSL Certificate and Cloudflare

Cons:

  • Lack of daily backup.

We would highly recommend this domain registrar as you can see that with all the pros listed above with limited cons, no doubt Hostinger is considered to be the best Web Hosting Provider. There is almost nothing that Hostinger doesn’t provides.

5. GoDaddy

GoDaddy Inc. is an American publicly traded domain registrar and web hosting company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and incorporated in Delaware. As per the reports in June 2020, GoDaddy has more than 20 million customers worldwide and is known for its worldwide advertisement strategies and newsletters. It is considered to be one of the largest domain registrars all over the world. GoDaddy is the world’s largest services platform for entrepreneurs around the globe.

Pros:

  • It is a worldwide trusted domain registrar and web hosting service provider
  • On purchasing of web hosting, you get free domain and professional email.
  • 24/7 award winning phone support for customers
  • Reliable and affordable plans
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Industry-leading load times and best-in-class security.

Cons:

  • Lots of upsells.
  • Inconsistent customer support.
  • Less flexible with the hosting plans.

We recommend GoDaddy mainly because of the reputation it has maintained worldwide. It’s a very trusted domain registrar and can be used to buy domain name and web hosting.

Conclusion:

Still confused and not sure from which one to choose? Don’t worry …! We can help you with this. We, as team Digitality would recommend you to consider getting a web hosting from Hostinger and domain name from GoDaddy as they are the best in their respective fields and also offer some quality discounts and services to their clients. But the yes, if you are really very not good with the technical procedures (as you will have to link both the domain name and the web hosting), we would recommend you to buy both the domain name and web hosting from Hostinger, which is both the domain registrar and web hosting provider.

Do let us know your opinion and suggestion about the blog and if you have any doubt regarding the same, you contact us or email us. We are willing to help you in the best way we can.

Thanks.

– Team Digitality

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