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Domain names and site hosting

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As some of you who follow me on Twitter (@theMolisticView), I have recently been contemplating starting a web based business, delivering web site services. Having received information from the Department of Fair Trading I am preparing to move forward.

I started to look around at purchasing Domain names and Web site hosting. I have discovered that there are huge differences in pricing and services in both areas without much explanation as to why.

It has long been known that is the cheapest domain name provider on the internet. The issue with using is that do not supply domain names.

Moving to Australian providers, there is Crazy Domains and WebCity that I have found.

Crazy Domains offers and both for $12 a year as long as you register the name for 2 years. WebCity offers the same service at $11.25 per domain name over the 2 year period.

There are many hosting providers on the net. I currently use WebCity to host a testing site. The prices for hosting again seem to vary widely. WebCity has hosting starting at $6.95 a month for the business starter going up to their Business pro 3 account which is $19.95 a month. Webcity have a few restrictions on their low-end products such as only one domain, limited bandwidth per month etc.

Crazy Domains have only three hosting plans. $2.25, $3.75 and $4.75 a month. The main difference that I can see from their information is that the cheapest hosting plan only allows for 25GB’s of space, the second has 100GB’s and the third is unlimited. They do not appear to have a restriction on bandwidth which is strange.

So my question is which hosting service do you use and why?
Please answer in the comments or email me 🙂

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May 5th, 2010 at 7:29 am

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  1. I’d go for Crazy Domains. Even Pamela Anderson thinks they’re great.

  2. Seriously Stu, who do you use?


    5 May 10 at 7:46 am

  3. I use crazy domains, my husband @musingdad is a graphic designer who designs among other things websites. he has used crazy domains for several years and for several clients with no problems site. Hope that helps

  4. Thanks Henrietta, it is always nice to hear of other peoples experiences. I might just go with crazy domains now.


    5 May 10 at 8:53 am

  5. For hosting I use DreamHost, in particular their Private Server service which gives you your own memory and CPU allotment. Heaps of space, domains and really easy one-click installs of good apps.

    I’ve used NameScout for .au domains, early on they were the cheapest. I’ve also used Jumba when they had a sale.

    .au domains can only be registered for 2 years. NameScout is quoting a 2 yr price.

    If you sign-up for DreamHost, here’s my affiliate link 🙂


    6 May 10 at 9:38 am

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