What feeling do you want your visitors to have when they look at your site?
Are you trying to build trust? Evoke emotion? Create excitement?
Canva has a great article on their blog that I wanted to share here.
Take a look and leave a comment below with the one you would choose.
A question that comes up over and over again with my clients is “What is the difference between a domain name and hosting?” Do I need both? How much should this cost? Where do I get hosting? Where do I get my domain name? Can you do this all for me?
Domain names, registrars and hosting … oh MY!
Here’s my fastest answer.
Domain Name = your website name, an easy to remember address on the web
It will cost $10-15 per year for your domain name. You pay a domain registrar for this. One domain registrar company is GoDaddy.com but I tend to use NameCheap.com.
Hosting = Where your keep your website on the web.
Your web host has a computer on the web that stays connected to the internet 24/7 for the sole purpose of displaying your website to the world as fast and securely as possible.
Web hosting starts at $5 per month to $29 per month for a small website. This is what I recommend to those just starting out.
In upcoming posts I will detail the companies that I recommend for both registering your website and for hosting, and why I recommend that you do this with two separate companies. I also recommend that you register your website YOURSELF.
More coming soon …
It’s amazing how much time working on your websites and other tech work can take up, especially for the small business owner. It can be much more profitable (and less frustrating) to hire a tech person or company to take care of these things. WordPress or Drupal upgrades, tweaking code, creating a new website …
Maybe it’s time to hire an expert to take care of your tech? Hint hint …