Let’s talk about it. My name is Aaron. I own and operate a website company. You are probably looking for advice on how to purchase a domain and hosting. I will explain my thoughts on the best hosting and domain products in 2023 and why!
A domain name (or just ‘domain’) is the name of a website. It’s what comes after “@” in an email address or web address. If someone asks how to find you online, what you tell them is your domain name. Examples of domain names are google.com.
Need a domain? Start with Godaddy.
Godaddy claims it is the “largest and most trusted domain registrar that empowers people like you with creative ideas to succeed online.” I agree. I host every domain that I own on GoDaddy. The prices are competitive, and they are really, really easy to manage. Most website-building tools integrate with GoDaddy, which is an added plus.
Google “Godaddy Coupons,” and you can sometimes find crazy deals for very CHEAP domains.
I haven’t had much experience with Google Domains, but we host a few domains there. I love the interface, and they typically have competitive pricing and a very easy-to-use interface.
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that hosts websites for clients, i.e., it offers the facilities required for them to create and maintain a site and makes it accessible on the World Wide Web. Companies providing web hosting services are sometimes called web hosts.
“Flywheel is managed WordPress hosting built for designers and creative agencies. Build, scale, and manage hundreds of WordPress sites with ease on Flywheel.”
Flywheel is our hosting provider, Our ONLY hosting provider. Remember, we are a website agency, so that is a BOLD statement and an intentional choice.
We made the switch about three years ago, and I will always recommend them over any hosting provider. They are superior in support, server quality, and functionality. Whether you have an agency plan (like we do!) with 150 websites or a small plan (their “tiny” plan) with just one website, Flywheel is the best.
Flywheel says: “Beyond Flywheels servers, you’ll get additional features with a managed WordPress host, like automated nightly backups and WordPress upgrades that help you manage your sites (or rather, help Flywheel manage them for you). Plus, their 24/7 support team of WordPress experts are always on standby whenever you need help!” We use them, and so should you!
Godaddy is a decent website hosting provider with great prices. The only downside to GoDaddy is that their support could be better, and they charge you money to fix things. They also have server outages, which will show your site offline for hours on end. One upside, though, is that you can have your domain and host with the same company, and they offer the cheapest hosting.