Registering your domain is the first step in getting your online presence and also of the most important. Many people confuse domain name with website hosting. These two items are different in the online world.
What is a domain: Domain name is the address of your website that people type in the browser URL bar to visit your website. Simple put a domain name is a unique combination of letters, hyphen and/or numbers which gives your website a ‘web address.’ For example www.bizzexpose.co.za.
What is web hosting: It is a place online where all your website files are stored and lives.
So an easy way to understand this is a domain is the address of the house and hosting is the house that contains your important company information.
How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Website?
- .co.za is the number one choice as we are based in Africa. If you would like to target an international marketing .com would be best.
- Make sure your domain name is short, easy to pronounce, spell and to remember.
- Try not to use numbers or hyphen.
- Try to incorporate your core service in the domain. This will help with your SEO. Domain such as www.seodurban.co.za or www.photoboothdurban.co.za
Free vs Paid Domain Names
They are alot of free domain names out there in the world wide web. Company's such as wordpress.com, wix, weebly,etc . These website give you sub domains. Which would look like this: yourwebsite.wordpress.com or yourwebsite.wix.com. "paid domains" are the ones you own, and "free domains" are owned by someone else. Free domains are great for pet projects and personal blogs but not for a business. Here's why
- You don't own the domain: The major disadvantage is if you want to move the website, you can't. So all the business cards and advertising you have done that far will be gone to waste.
- When you have your own domain name and hosting, you're able to control the content on your own site and able to promote whatever you want to whoever you want.
- Better SEO results: because the URL is more user-friendly.
Why use Bizzexpose as your domain registration and hosting company?
- Flexible, Easy to Use Control Panel
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
- Free SSL Certification on pro hosting packages.
- Free Website Transfer, Domain Transfer.
- Website Statistics: AWStats, Webalizer, Raw Log Manager, Referrer and Error Logs