Posts Tagged ‘Godaddy’

Think Twice About Using Free Email Account Service for Your Company

Date Sunday, 2 August 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags , ,   Comment No Comments »

A professional company without professional email?

One of the most common mistakes in business is using a free email service such as Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL or an email address such as abccompany@streamyx.com from Internet Service Provider (ISP) instead of a business-specific domain name such as name@abccompany.com. A company using free email account can send the wrong signal or negative impression to potential customers simply because the email address looks unprofessional and suspicious.

From customer perspective, they will instantly question your stability and reliability with questions such as:
– Have this company been in business very long?
– Is this company full-time?
– Will this company be there now and in the future?
– How much experience does this company have?
– Company profile, clients and etc

Creating business and making sales is all about trust and relationships. Businesspeople want to know the details who they deal with and that relationships they build are strong. And just like social connections, first impressions mean everything.

Use your own domain name email account

Having your own domain name email account is low-cost and more flexible than a free email account. For approximately USD11 (MYR40) a year, you can register and park your very own ‘.com’ domain name. At the very least, any business should have well-designed and professionally printed business cards, its own domain name with matching email address and a single web page website featuring the company’s business information.

Who are offering domain name registration with email account included?

Godaddy.com is my preferred and favourite domain name registrar and have been engaged with them since year 1999, it is a US based and the world’s largest domain name company. The reason I still stick with them because its attractive domain name or web hosting features and pricing. With its domain name package, you can get one domain name email account hosted on their side (Webmail and POP3). Unlike others, registering a domain name doesn’t come with email account hosting or need to pay additional cost.

Godaddy.com is just my suggestion, I am neither their affiliate nor partner. Links below for your comparison:

Godaddy.com domain name registration:
http://www.godaddy.com/domains/search.aspx

ICANN accredited domain name registrars:
http://www.internic.net/regist.html

A few of Malaysia well-known domain name registrars:
Exabytes: http://www.exabytes.com.my/services/domain/
Shinjiru: http://www.shinjiru.com.my/webHosting/domainName/domainPriceGuide.html
Emerge: http://www.emerge.com.my/domain.html
Acme Commerce: https://billing.webserver.com.my/wcp/domainchecker.php
IP Serverone: http://www.ipserverone.com/services/domain

Others Malaysia based domain name registrars:
.my Domain Registry: http://www.domainregistry.my/reseller.php

Want to hear what other web specialist says? you may visit http://www.webhostingtalk.com/

What’s the bottom line?

Using a domain name that is related to your business may seem unimportant. But, it can easily make the difference when your customer is trying to decide if you are an option for them.

UNLIMITED Disk Space, UNLIMITED Bandwidth Transfer, UNLIMITED Domains/Web sites Allowed Hosting?

Date Friday, 27 March 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags , , ,   Comment No Comments »

If you are looking for a web hosting service provider that able to provide you the above plan, please read on.

Godaddy.com and Hostgator.com may your choice for consideration:

  1. Monthly subscription plan available
    Godaddy – Unlimited Plan: USD14.99/month
    Host Gator – Baby Plan: USD9.95/month
    (pay more months get more discounts)
  2. Reliability
    Godaddy: I have been subscribed to Godday web hosting plan for nearly 4 years, so far have no complaints on its service (emailing ok, renewal ok, server response time ok, uploading and downloading ok).
    Host Gator: One of my client is currently subscribes to Host Gator – Baby Plan, so far there’s no problem to his 1.5TB size of web files transferring and viewing.
  3. Competitive Price on UNLIMITED Plan in the Market
    There are many web hosting service providers can offer cheap + good + full features web hosting plan, but not many take risk to offer “UNLIMITED” plan. Even they do, their plan is not as cheap as Godaddy or Host Gator.
  4. Server and Bandwidth Performance
    As you know there’s one big disadvantage hosted the website on the unlimited plan server- no control over the bandwidth and disk space will slow the bandwidth and server down, indirectly affected other websites hosted on the same server. But with Godaddy and Host Gator’s data centre facilities, network infrastructure and server conditions, they do have the ability to cater the demand of unlimited plan.
  5. Web Hosting Policy
    Godaddy and Host Gator do not question your web content or its usage as long as not against their policy agreement. Video sharing, politics content, adult content are allowed by them.
  6. Unlimited Number of MySQL Databases
    An additional “unlimited item” included in the plan.

Please feel free to share your view if you have any comment/opinion.

More about Godaddy’s Unlimited Plan:
http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/hosting/shared.asp

More about HostGator’s Unlimited Baby Plan:
http://www.hostgator.com/shared.shtml

Host Gator's strange logo, it looks they are just eating their own (creepy) logo… not the competition

Host Gator's strange logo, it looks that they are just eating their own (creepy) logo… not the competition

Godaddy’s Deluxe Plan vs Economy Plan

Date Tuesday, 28 October 2008  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags , , ,   Comment 2 Comments »

If you are ready to go for Godaddy’s web hosting, take the Deluxe Plan into your consideration if you have more than 1 domain web site want to be hosted.

With the extra $2.00 per month (Economy Plan: $4.99/month; Deluxe Plan: $6.99/month), you can host unlimited websites and get a higher bandwidth and disk space, this is most people will compare in the web hosting plan.

Of cause, if you have only 1 domain name and want 1 web site to be hosted, you do not need to go for Deluxe Plan and I will not recommend you to go for Godaddy because there are other web hosting companies out there can provide better deal, really.

‘Unlimited Websites’ (host unlimited domain names) feature is the attractive key

The attractive of Godaddy’s web hosting is Deluxe Plan/Unlimited+ Plan but not Economy Plan. Many people want to go for Godaddy because its low domain names pricing, monthly subscription available for web hosting plan and web hosting plan’s features, especially the high transfer bandwidth quota and the large web space. 150 GB is almost half of a hard disk size and 1,500 GB data transfer/month is equal to download 375 full DVD movies (1500/4 GB)!

I used to have Economy Plan but upgraded to Deluxe Plan after 2 months of hosting. With $6.99/month, I can host more than 30 web sites, why not? Honestly, I don’t think other web hosting companies can offer me this deal. If they do, I would much appreciate if you can share with me.

If you ask me about the web site loading speed, I have no comment because I am ok with the performance at this cost, even though I know the server is sharing with other 800 web sites. If you want a super fast web site like Facebook, then please consider a dedicated server hosting plan.