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Domain Hosting

Simply buying a domain name is just the first step in the process of getting your business or personal website online. After you purchase a domain name you still need to have a domain host in order to build a web site.

Super Size It?
Some domain name registrars will offer hosting plans for an extra monthly fee, however, you do not have to use the same company to host your domain as you did to register the name. Registrars like Go Daddy offer plenty of additional features to their domain registration customers with a "Do you want fries with that?" type attitude. Some registrars make more than half of their annual revenues from upgrades or upsells.  The simple fact of the matter is that a good domain registrar isn't always the best choice for hosting your domain name.

Before you upgrade
There are hundreds of thousands of web hosts and the pricing and services vary considerably. Most web hosting companies specialize in web hosting and provide better more-reliable services than domain name registrars.  Some even offer free domain names as an added bonus when you purchase web hosting. Choosing a web host can be difficult if you do not know where to begin. Depending on your hosting needs your preferences will differ. Newbies may prefer free web hosting from companies like Free Web Space, Inc. as they are just getting started. More experienced webmasters may choose a more advanced web hosting solution like, BlueFish Web Hosting, with more advanced features and better customer support.

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