In this article, we will look at the latest offer from Host Gator, which sees them give away a free domain name with their hosting plans.
Whether you’re new to working from home or a seasoned pro, many of us now have the time to finally start that side projects we’ve always wanted to do, and for many, starting an online blog or website is top of the list.MyHomeIsMyOffice.co.uk
Once you’ve decided on the theme for you blog or website, the first step would be to purchase a domain name – ours for example is MyHomeIsMyOffice.co.uk. once purchased, the next step would be to choose where to host your site.
What’s the HostGator Offer?
For a limited time, HostGator is offering free domains ending in .COM, .NET, and .ORG. Thats a FREE Domain Name!
It works for packages that are 12 months or longer and has to be claimed during the purchase.
Note: You can only get one domain per purchase, so make it a good one!
How do I Choose a Great Domain Name?
To choose a great domain name, remember these 4 tips:
- Make it short
- Decide which keywords and/or locations need to be included
- Ensure it’s easy to read and easy to remember
- Check if you’ll need other variations of the name (acronyms or plurals etc)
How did we Choose Our Domain Name?
We chose myhomeismyoffice.co.uk as our domain name.
We picked this because our site is aimed at people who work from home.
As a huge percentage of the population are now required to work from home, the domain name is simple and easy to remember.
Our #1 Tip for Domain Management
Domain name management sounds more complex than it truly is, but it is something you must do each year.
Our #1 tip for domain management? Renew your domain each year!
Sounds easy, right? Yep, but it’s super important for a few reasons. If you don’t renew your domain, you risk your website going down (loss of business and sales, anyone!?), you could lose your domain authority with Google, or you could lose your domain and someone could charge you a bunch of money to get it back.
So how can you make it easy to remember? Select auto renewal when you purchase. Make a note on your calendar. Or, better yet, keep all your renewals in one place.
You’ll get reminder emails from your hosting company when it’s time to renew. If your domain and website hosting are with the same company, you’re more likely to remember renewals and deadlines.
Not only do you get a free domain, you can also get these features included with a HostGator package:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee to promise accessibility
- Free SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate for improved security
- 45-day money-back guarantee to give you a refund if you aren’t satisfied with the service
- 24/7/365 first-rate support
- Free website transfers to help your SEO strategy and site migration
Why did we Choose HostGator?
- Fast server speeds
- Great support for its customers
- Multiple support channels
- Free site migration
It is important to choose the right type of hosting for you:
- Cloud hosting
- Shared hosting
- Managed hosting for WordPress
- Dedicated servers
- Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
As with any service, there are always various providers to choose from, but we for us and many of our readers, we chose HostGator as the best overall solution.
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