Did you know that…
HostGator is providing free domain offers with its Shared hosting plans, Cloud Hosting, and OWP Hosting, and you can choose TLDs such as .com, .net, and .org.
But these offers are only available only with new accounts; older accounts won’t be able to avail these offers.
The offers available will be available for 12 months or a longer period of time. The user needs to claim these offers while making the purchase. And every user is allowed to choose one domain per purchase.
Well, there might be quite a lot of users who are very psyched about this offer, and among them, there would be quite a few who are newbies.
And choosing a domain name might be hard for them. But fear not, as I will guide with how you need to choose a domain name for your website.
So, then let’s get started!
Choosing A Great Domain Name
Choosing a good domain name could be a hassle, and a domain name could just make your website look bad as well.
So, how does one choose a great domain name?
Well, the very first thing that you need to be aware of before choosing a domain name is the niche of your website.
A domain name should be something that should resonate with the content’s present on the website. But of course, there are quite a lot of exceptions.
But if you are a newbie, it should greatly benefit you if you choose a domain name that is closely related to your website. But make sure that you have multiple names ready because you never know whether some else has already grabbed that name or not.
For example, techradar.com is a site that only provides information related to technology.
So, you get an idea about how a domain name should be chosen.
But as I said earlier, there are lots of exceptions, such as theverge.com; this is a site that deals with anything related to technology, but the domain is not related to technology in any way.
The next thing that you should keep in mind is that the name should be short and easy to read out aloud, and along with that, it should also be printable.
HostGator has a domain checker that would quite easily help you to see if your top choices are available or not.
Well, let me explain how I chose my domain name.
How Did I Choose My Domain Name?
When I started out, I, too, faced a lot of issues when it came to choosing the right domain name.
The biggest issue that I faced was choosing the right niche. But after quite a lot of poking here and there, I came up with the niche that you see now.
After that, the biggest issue was choosing a domain name that is somehow related to my niche.
So, after quite a lot poking around in my head, I came with the name “Hypercore” as this is related to computers and which, in turn, I related to my niche.
Initially, I started out with one domain, and as I got the hang of it, I got myself another one a few months after that.
And that is why I would suggest you choose a web hosting plan that would help you in hosting multiple websites, such as the Baby Plan available with HostGator Shared Hosting plans.
Well, these all might sound a lot easier, but you really need to keep a keen eye on everything that is related to your blog or websites as Domain management is not that of an easy task.
As I mentioned before that domain management is not that easy as it sounds.
So, how do you manage your domains?
Well, you need to renew it every year on time, and it’s super important to do that.
But what happens if you don’t renew your domain.
The biggest problem is that someone else might grab your domain, and you probably have to pay a lot of money to get it back. Alongside that, the authority of the domain with Google will down, and besides these, you will lose sales and business.
This might seem like a hassle, but HostGator has an easy solution for this as well.
You can just choose the Auto-Renewal option when you make the purchase. But if you don’t want to do that, then you can always do it the old-fashioned way by marking it on your calendar. The hosting companies will also send you emails when the renewal dates are near.
The best solution is choosing a company that provides both Hosting and domain; that way, you can remember it easily.
The All-In-One Packages
The all-in-one packages of HostGator contains all the things a person needs to set up his/her blogs. Things such as web hosting, domain, and a website builder.
But that’s not all that it contains. There is quite a lot of other important stuff that is included in the packages as well. Those are
Free SSL Certificates
SSL certificates are very important as they keep the information about your visitors secure. Every website out there, be it a blog type website or an eCommerce website, need this. Generally, all web hosts charge a bit of money for this, but HostGator provides this for free with its hosting plans.
Support is another very crucial factor when it comes to web hosting, and HostGator is probably the best when it comes to that. They have live chat support, which is very fast response time, and if you want to get in touch with them via phone, then that’s quite possible as well.
Sadly, they don’t have any email support, but they do provide a huge knowledge base, where you will find almost all the answers to all your queries. They are available 24/7, so whenever you face any issues, just get in touch with them.
Free Website Transfer
Generally, all web hosting providers out there charge a fee when it comes to website transfer. HostGator doesn’t charge a single penny when it comes to that; in fact, this is a feature that available with their shared hosting plans.
99.99% Uptime Guarantee
The most important factor when it comes to a website is uptime, and all web hosts promise to provide 99.99% uptime. This generally isn’t the case as most of them are not able to keep their words. Hostgator, on the other hand, provides 99.98% uptime, but that’s not even the best part about it.
HostGator has a policy in place that says that if they are not able to provide uptime greater than 99.90% in any month, then they will provide you with free credits for the entire month in your account.
Last but not least, there is the money-back guarantee policy. Suppose that you don’t like the services provided by HostGator, then you can ask HostGator to give your money back to you, and they will comply with that.
But this claim needs to be done within the first 45-days of purchasing their services. Generally, most web hosts provide a 30-days b=money back guarantee, but with HostGator, it’s a bit longer.
I started with the Baby plan, and after a year down the lane, I switched to the Business Plan, and I still am using the same plan.
Why am I still using it?
Well, the plan provides me with all the necessary things that I need. From free SSL certificates to the best customer support staff. So why would I even want to switch to any other web hosting?