domain names & hosting
Choosing a name to remember, at an address that's easy to find.
Please note: So that there can never be any question over domain name ownership or hosting, you would purchase both of these 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 Google's 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.com may be descriptive, but no-one is going to type it into a browser.
Keep it easy; psyocrates.uk is snappy, but a bit too 'clever' and a nightmare to spell or pronounce.
Write it down; Just imagine the red faces at Western Engineering Services (UK) Ltd when their domain, wesuk.co.uk, appeared in print for the first time!
Before you go ahead and register a 'cheap' domain name, call me on 01646 635840. I'll be happy to advise you without obligation... and help you to avoid some of the more common mistakes!
hosting your website
Every website has to 'live' somewhere on the net.
The most common and cheapest option is to share a server (a server is simply a high specification computer, permanently connected to the internet) with other websites.
There are many Companies advertising shared hosting with prices starting from around £1.99 a month, but you really do get what you pay for and you should budget for a business standard service.
My recommendation, after 15 years of professional partnership, is Serversure Limited. Their dedicated data centre in Sheffield is secure and reliable, with huge connectivity to the rest of the world.
They offer an excellent range of hosting options, starting from a very cost effective static site package at £25 +VAT a year which includes 24/7 monitoring & backup... and business standard email with up to ten mailboxes and spam filtering at the same price.
Serversure is also my domain name Registrar of choice. Click on their logo below to visit serversure.net for more information.