7 Reliable and good web-hosting companies in India

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So what do you look for when you are trying to purchase good webhosting to start a blog or website in India? india flag server

This question is quite important, but still would be the same for many users in different countries.

I had the same question when i started  my first blog 10 + years ago   and now I know much better after several hits and misses. To keep it short these are some factors you should be sure of before purchasing your website hosting from a company.

1. Good reliable hosting company (minimum or no downtime)

2. Affordable rates for hosting

3. Good support for your hosting and website when you need it ( chat , via email and phone)

4. Supports different scripts/website software like wordpress , photo galleries and forums with easy installing option ( prefer 1 click install)

 

Some of the factors are explained in more detail below

Reliable good hosting and cheap hosting:

The company should have good hosting which you can rely on and the servers should not go down. If servers are not good or not working properly, it means that your website will load slow or then not at all. The hosting providers below all have reliable hosting and good uptime guarantees.

Foreign company vs Indian hosting:

Many people will always tell you, always choose the hosting company which provides the server in the same geographical region as your region as it helps your website load faster and helps in SEO.

However this is not true, because when you start a website or a blog your audience are not only people in your region and country, but also viewers from all over the world. And so it does not matter much where you’re hosting is in India or in the US.

If your traffic is really 90% + from India only and you wish for it to stay that way, then you can choose a Indian hosting company and benefit from nearby servers. But I would suggest you start with a cheap reliable foreign hosting company and then when you know here your major traffic is coming from you could change your hosting provider to local or the make use of cloudfare or CDN service to make your website speedy for your local users.

Support for the hosting company:

Most of the companies I list here have good support via most traditional channels like, email, phone and also live chat. So if you run into a problem you can just go into live chat and talk to someone or pick up the phone and speak to someone.

How you can pay for the hosting:

Payment for hosting is another factor that some people run into problems with, unfortunately not all companies provide PayPal payment service in the hosting niche. However most of them do accept credit card and as payment is done in advance (yearly) for the monthly price that is quoted it’s just a lumpsum payment made once for yearly when you buy the hosting.

Below are some Indian as well as overseas hosting companies that do business in India

Get the cheapest & best hosting in India

www.hostingraja.in (Indian company)

hostraja indian webhostingservers price

Hostraja is a local hosting company and they sometimes have offers with upto 60% on Web Hosting.

Hostaraja prices

hostraja Get Free .com or .in Domain

Hosting Raja is a government approved accredited registrar for .in and .co.in domains in India. They do a lot of business with domain names for .in

All their hosting-servers are hosted in Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi, So your website can load faster without any latency problem.

The latency guaranteed by Hosting Raja is between 30 ms to 60ms (while this is great for local users, latency will not be beneficial for overseas traffic visiting your website)

www.bluehost.in (Foreign company- US)

The best web hosting
starts at only Rs. 239/mo

That is bluehost’s promotional price for Indian users at the moment. Click our discount link to get the most updated price. Bluehost is one of the most popular website hosting company for most popular bloggers and is also recommended by wordpress.org.

Bluehost India Pricing plans

powering over 2 million websites with unlimited plans

They provide hosting services with unlimited hosting space, bandwidth & email accounts.

You can Buy a US or Indian Server (More Preferably) at Bluehost and then make use of CloudFlare’s Content Delivery Network. So, your site will load faster than your competitors.

Recently CloudFlare added three new Data Centers – in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.CloudFlare will act as a Reverse Proxy for your Site and Cache all Static Files. If you’re not happy with CloudFlare’s Free Service, then Go for the Pro Service along with railgun to enhance your site’s load Time.Bluehost offers 1-Click Integration of CloudFlare Content Delivery Network.

For you to make the best decision, I would suggest that you find at least 5 top hosting providers and check their reviews and also check their facebook or twitter pages for review. In USA, I have heard that, Bluehost provides best support from many of the web developers.

www.bigrock.in/webhosting/ ( Indian Hosting)

big rock logo

BigRock claims to be India’s #1 web hosting company and they say they have 99.9% uptime & 24×7 support. The good thing is that they haveprices starting with very low rates for hosting. You can check out their plans below starting at Rs 59 a month

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GET WEB HOSTING FROM INDIA’S Top HOSTING COMPANY

Key Features:

· Unlimited domains, email and disk space

· 99.9% uptime with dedicated 24/7 technical support

· Fully equipped with cPanel / Plesk Control

· Rs. 2000* Google AdWords Credit

· 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Price starts @ Rs 59 a month

bigrock prices and Features of our Linux Hosting

[big rock prices above]

www.hostgator.in (Foreign company- US)

Hostgator is the leading web hosting services that is a US based company that also caters to the Indian market. They also focus on VPS hosting & dedicated server’s provider in India apart from the shared webhosting that they provide. They are also known for their world-class technical support.

 

Powerful Web Hosting Made EASY And AFFORDABLE!

Start Your Website With HostGator Today

 

· UNLIMITED Disk Space

· UNLIMITED Bandwidth

· 1-CLICK Script Installs

· 99.9% Uptime Guarantee

· 45 Day Money Back Guarantee

· 24/7/365 Technical Support

Starting At Only

Rs.222/mo

Coupon code: sunshine

 

https://in.godaddy.com (Foreign company- US)

Go daddy got both Linux plans and windows plans for website-hosting.

wordpresshosting prices godaddy in rupees

[wordpress godaddy hosting prices]

They are one of the biggest domain name registrars in the world and they provide a very big range of services from domain name registration, hosting , SSL security certificates, Domain auctions, website builder packages, Ecommerce, shopping carts, Online shop software, Microsoft online software and much more.

godaddy indian domain name registration

They also have a good affiliate commission and reseller program, that I am also a member off.

godaddy linux plans prices website hosting

Check out their services over here at their website godaddy.com

https://www.hostpapa.in/

hostpapa logo

Hostpapa is and international web hosting operator that also operates in India. They have an Unlimited everything plan for Rs 299 a month.

Hostpapa plans and prices

hostpapa for india prices for hosting

They have a Money-back & 99.9% Uptime Guarantee

If you are interested in using a web builder tool and templates, HostPapa Website Builder allows you to create a website even with no previous experience or knowledge in HTML/web design. A 3-page Starter plan is provided free with new shared web hosting accounts and can be upgraded at any time.

Hostpapa also has backup data facilities in a number of other data s in North America.

Make sure that your hosting provider has good cpanel or 1 click install options for your to easily get your wordpress website started.

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https://registry.in/Accredited_Registrars

(above image taken from registry.in)

In Registry is an information website about domain registration in India and all the requirements and policy in relation to registration and ownership of the Indian domain names. They also have information on how to register a Indian or .in domain name.

They also list all the accredited domain name registration companies that are allowed to sell Indian domain names in the market.

I do hope I have provided enough information to get you started on your wonderful website project or idea. If I have not covered anything you need let me know via contact page or comments.

If you’re looking to start your website journey, don’t delay and get started today. Time is money!

Good luck on your Blogging journey

Bluehost Hosting : 2017 Price features and plan comparison

Discounts are always awesome and they can help you purchase hosting from the company at a relatively cheap price. For instance, you can purchase Bluehost hosting without a coupon in the discount link mentioned below, which is normally available at a price of $7.99 or  $3.49 per month but with this Deal its just $2.95 a month for 36 months just for “Start a website” readers and membersGrab it here via my link (60% off -$2.95) while it lasts.

56 % off Bluehost web  hosting this March 2017

Current updated deal for March 2017 
Shared Basic Hosting Package Now Only $3.49 for 36 Months! Up To 56% OFF!
[Most plans include one free domain]

This below is  no bullsh*t article giving you the mere facts of  web hosting with bluehost  and review  and only that, no fluff- I promise. It  tells you all you need to know about  the best plans, features and pricing for all bluehost  hosting plans – so that  you can just go ahead  see what  plan is most suitable  for You, sign up for a hosting plan today and get your blog online today.

Yes today!

blue logo wordpress hosting for blue host .com Australia US and UK

1 Click install is an amazing thing these webhosting providers invented and you can set up  your new website in like 10 to 15 mins max. yes its true.

Hey, if your really  good maybe you can do it even in 5 to 7 minutes.

So, Why bluehost ?

Because they are fricking good and yeah prices are not too bad too,

That was enough reason for me to sign up. But i don’t expect you to  sign up yet ..my blog telepathy powers transmitting right now tell me you need more before you can decide ..… so read on Winking smile

The pricing and the plans of bluehost.com

As you can see from below I have given only three price plans  as I think these three  plans are the best. Period!

There is only one plan that  does not include the free domain name and that is the starter plan. Currently not advertised and not being promoted by blue shot for obvious reasons,we don’t want it ( because  not free domain name).

Bluehost shared hosting plans 2016

These three plans below are the best  and include free domain name + hosting, its called basic and plus, you can go here to check out the unlimited buffet plan over here ( everything Unlimited almost)

Plans Basic              Plus

12 month : $8.99              $12.99

24 month : $8.49              $11.99

36 month : $7.99 $3.49    $10.99 $5.95

As you can see, these two normal priced plans are currently discounted.Click pic below to get these deals(discount pre-applied)

coupon codes for bluehost in 2016

Next: This is important.. terms and conditions below! You don’t want to be screwed.. so i am being transparent on behalf of bluehost and I’m sure you  will love it – Its SHORT

 

Special Promotion Offer for APRIL 2017  from Start-a-website.info + BLUEHOST

From April 25th until May 2nd at 11:59 PM MT, we’re offering$3.49/mo for 36 months (link here)on the Basic Plan. 

And, as a special bonus, My readers can enjoy the ultimate steal of  Shared Basic Hosting Package Now Only $3.49 for 36 Months! Up To 56% OFF!
[Most plans include one free domain]

 

Terms and Conditions  of bluehost

All Hosting accounts are paid for upfront and in full at sign up. All Setup fees are non-refundable. All accounts cancelled in the first 30 Days of service qualify for a *full refund at the monthly rate.

Now we can get to the bells and whistles

Before that – the best features that i like

  1. Free domain name  with  Hosting
  2. 24/7 Support
  3. simple 1 Click installs for heaps of scripts (wordpress,joomla..)
  4. Free Drag and Drop site builder

What can i use and install on my bluehost hosting account ?

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I like  that they have heaps and heaps of scripts to use with 1 click install like mailing lists software for free, Photo Galleries, ecommerce carts , your own wikis,  and other awesome CMS with 1 click installs  if you don’t want to go with wordpress. Here is the list below.

 


CMS (content management systems) Scripts

WordPressone click install

Joomla

Drupal

 

Ecommerce software

Zen Shopping cart

OS Commerce shopping cartshopping cart online shop solutions

Agora Shopping cart

Cube shopping cart

SSL Secure Layer

Scripts that are useful and dont fit above

PHBB ( Create your own forums on your hosting)

Coppermine ( Create a image gallery website to upload photos)

TikiWIKI (Create your own wiki website)

Mailing lists software (Create Email list  and send bulk emails)

Moodle ( create your own e-learning platform to teach or learn)

Support tickets ( create support tickets ability for your business website )

Bonus Features

Hotlink Protection ( protect your pictures on your blog from being showed/copied onto other websites)

Detailed Statistics Software (Measure your hits , traffic, +more)

Courtesy Site backups ( aren’t they charming)

 

The Blue Shared Web Hosting Addons
  • Additional Domain Names: $15.99 per year of registration
  • Dedicated IP: $3.99 per month
  • SSL Certificates: $59.88 per year
  • SpamExperts Mail Filtering: $2.99 a month per domain name
  • Privacy: $11.88 Domain Privacy per domain per year
  • SiteLock: Starting at $23.88 per domain per year
  • Site Backup and Restore Pro: $23.88 per year
  • Expired Account Reactivations: $30.00
Is bluehost suitable for my hobby or affiliate blog ?


I have already used it  and i can say it suits me good. If you are looking to start a  wordpress blog –  yes its the top deal in webhosting. Even if you already got a hosting provider and looking for another one , yes this will suit you.

So I hope I have helped you make up your mind to start  you blog today and get started, if you don’t think blue host is the right fit for you, feel free to do more research , but  if you are keen to get started – take action today. Good luck!


complete hosting solutions only $3.49month

Facebook launches shop for facebook pages

Facebook has just Launched “shops” for  owners of Facebook pages  to start selling products from their Facebook pages. I know this has just been launched for Australian users as i am based in Australia.

This launch by facebook is going to be a big kick in the gut to online shopping providers like Volusion, Shopify, Bigcommerce and many more.

Online shopping has become a multibillion-dollar revenue stream. Online shopping retail sales are predicted to grow steadily to $370 billion in 2017, up from $231 billion in 2012.What retailer doesn’t want a piece of that growing pie?

Facebook shop vs spotify and big commerce

I just logged into my Facebook page today  and got asked , if i wanted to add a shop, when i answered yes to test it out – It gave me the option of  choosing Australian dollar, Canadian dollar and other currencies  but  weirdly enough  there was no option of US dollar for me  which I needed

How to set up your Facebook Online Shop

facebook start a website page

Image of start a website facebook page above

The next screen asked me to tell Facebook : describe what “start a website”  sells? (above)

And the section after that tells me to add products to my shop

shoping on facebook launch 2016

After you click “add products” on your facebook page – You get  to add a image of your product and add prices for it . You also get to add the Name of product and a description for it.

add products to your facebook shop 2016

You can read the detailed guidelines for  your uploading images  etc over here ( short summary below)

Requirements

  • At least one image is required for each product
  • Each image must be of the product itself; it can’t be a graphical representation (ex: an illustration or icon) of the product

Feature your product on facebook shop

There is also a feature this product option on this screen this allows you too feature up to 10 products. Featured products are shown on your page when people visit, and at the top of your shop section.

Automatically share your product

Turning this on will automatically post your product to your Page’s timeline. This will only happen after your product is approved.

Internet-savvy buyers are more and more determined to spend considerable time researching certain products on different websites and reading online reviews, as well as comparing prices through a website or application, in order to get the best deal possible.

from http://trends.e-strategyblog.com/

I suppose  this would be natural  as a next step ,with facebook already holding  so many millions of subscribers  to their database , now they can shop in house also without having to go to google, tis almost like a parallel internet to the google domination.

I suppose this big launch will lead to many losses to the big players in this space, but will make it easy for many facebook users  to start selling online  with minimum fuss. You can read here => more details  about  the tips and  guidelines for your facebook online shop

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The Top WordPress Hosting providers Comparison with features and prices – 2017

The Top WordPress Hosting providers Comparison with features and prices – 2017

There is  only a handful of  top wordpress webhosting providers in the hosting niche for popular blog software wordpress and then there is also a  big list of small hosting companies. Below we have compared  prices for webhosting and also features of the  most popular hosting providers which are  mostly based in the US. –  Post Updated  01/10/2017

All of these blog/website hosting providers in this list provide support for wordpress blogging software. [checkout our current special deal for Hosting + Free Domain names in  2017 ]

blog hosting vs website hosting and wordpress

With  the release of Word Press 4 which is  is now available,more and more people are using the word press blogging platform . It is also becoming increasingly popular with  small businesses and corporate companies and eCommerce stores , due to the agility of this CMS to be a proper website as well as a blog or online store.

In fact  wordpress is so flexible, all  you need is a good  word press theme to dress up  this website  CMS  to become a Photography website , or change it into  a news magazine.  You can check out my more detailed ultimate guide to creating a  wordpress website  which is here

Word-press hosting   for websites and Blogs

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog.  WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time and most  hosting providers provide  this  website software for free when you purchase their hosting plan, So you dont have to buy it separately or go through a long process installing it yourself . WordPress is also knows as a CMS content management system.

You would have to buy a hosting plan if you want to start a website and you will also need a domain name. There are free platforms like Blogger and Tumblr but they do not give you the  freedom to customise your blog as you please  and they have the authority to delete your blog at any time if you have violated any of their terms and conditions.

Word press is so easy to manage and use  that many small businesses and corporations are switching  to this format  for their websites in increasing numbers. The “Wall street Journal, Ford , Techcrunch, ebay and boing boing are among some well known names that  are jumping on the word press bandwagon to promote their stuff to the internet.

 

How to get a wordpress blog up and running ?

To sum it up quickly, i can say
It’s Easy As…
  1. Find a Web Host and sign up to a hosting provider with WordPress.
  2. Download & Install WordPress with their 1 click install. Done. Feel like a rock star.
  3. Or Read the Documentation and become a WordPress expert yourself, impress your friends.

the top blog hosters for wordpress Joomla Drupal Magento

But one of the basic things  you will always need to start a blog is hosting for  your blog or website and so below i have given a detailed comparison  of popular and reputed hosting providers from which you can decide which one is suitable for you. A full comparison of required features and price are given below.

Price and Feature Comparison for top blog and website hosting companies

A comparison chart between some top us WordPress hosts. Most of these hosts also  cater or provide access to other popular website software like  JOOMLA, DRUPAL, MAGENTO and more.

 

Rank Hosting Co. Features Price
1 Hostmonsterhostmonster us webhost plans and priceswww.hostmonster.comFree 1 click installs For blogs, shopping carts, and moreSpecial Deal Now: $3.95 a month( Limited time)Get Hostmonster Deal Here   Coupon: Gimmemore ]
      • Free domain with hosting
      • 99.9 % uptime guarantee
  • cPanel control panel
  • Free online stores
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space

$3.95  month
2 Bluehostthe bluehost comparison and prices for hsotingwww.bluehost.comWeb Host – 24/7 USA-based support.Install WordPress with a click of a button!Price: $5.99 Now  $3.49 a month (60%off Link)
    • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • 99.9 % uptime guarantee
  • Quick 1 click install for WordPress and other scripts
  • Forwarding email accounts
  • Search engine submission
Price: $7.99 Now  $3.49 a month
3 Hostgatorhostgator website hostingwww.hostgator.comHostGator is a leading provider of web hosting, reseller hosting, vps hosting, and dedicated serversDeal link: Click hereCoupon code1 25 % off : startwebsiteCoupon code2 25 % off : DigitalGrog
    • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • 99.9 % uptime guarantee
  • Free website transfer
  • Quick Blog and script installs feature
  • Also supports wordpress, Joomla,Magento+ more

Now 20% off!

20% off Now @ $4.95 a month
4 Dreamhosthosting service from dreamhostwww.dreamhost.comDedicated hosting and WordPress optimized and cloud web hostingPrice: Normally$9.95 a month ($119.40 yearly)Our Current promo offer:$4.95 a month($59.40 yearly @$60 Discount) +Free lifetime domain registration (use this promo code: startwebsite )*promo code also applies to two year plans taken*This promo code adds 1 extra FREE lifetime domain registration to any plan signed up for with it!
    • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • Unlimited FTP
  • unlimited databases
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • 100 % server uptime guarantee

 

Price: $4.95 MonthUse promo code startwebsite to get discount of $60 (Will differ based on hosting package period you buy for)
5 Godaddygodaddy webhosting domains service providerReliable Web Hosting  and  their  24/7 tech support is always handySpecial deal now : Just $1 to $6.99 a month
    • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • 99.9 % uptime
  • Free 24/7 Phone support
  • Easy one click set up
Price: Deluxe plan 50% sale $1 to 4.99 Month (normally$9.99 month)
6 Bomerang HostingBomerang hosting (2)www.bomeranghosting.comReliable and cheap hosting for Australia and Us websites
    • 1 Website
    • 100 GB Space
    • Unlimited Bandwidth
    • 100 Email Accounts2
    • 10 MySQL Databases (1 GB ea.)
Sale $6.99 Month (normally$9.99 month)
7 Yahoo Small Businessyahoo small business hosting service[Advanced Plan]https://smallbusiness.yahoo.comSecure, scalable and rock solid hosting for your WordPress powered website
  • 5000 Gb Bandwidth
  • 500 Gb Disk space
  • 1Domain
  • 24/7 Support
$5.99 a month
8 Ipage Hosting comparisonipage hosting servicesWP STARTEROn Sale Now:
2.25/mo! * Regular price $9.99Green web hosting powered by 100% wind energyLow price and easy sign-up
    • Unlimited Diskspace & Bandwidth
    • Pre-Installed Themes & Plugins
    • Customized Control Panel
    • Online Support

$2.25

If you are looking  to host a wordpress blog there can be a bit of confusion, as there are two popular services and websites with the name wordpress( www.wordpress.com and www.wordpress.org ) I get this question all the time… from bloggers, entrepreneurs, small business owners

What is difference between hosting with wordpress.org and wordpress.com ?

[ The difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org ]

According to the figures fromteh top blogging software website wordPress.com, there are currently over sixty million WordPress-based websites or blogs in the world. Half of them are hosted on WordPress.com and the rest on other platforms.

About 100,000 new WordPress websites are created every day. In realtion to difference between wordpress.com and .org  – the WordPress.com  website hosts the site on their servers ( so its a free blog service  like blogger.com), so you don’t really need a hosting  account, but tehre are limitation as any free service  and your blog can be banned at any time if it goes against one of their hundreds of policies that you should be aware off.

I know this is a risk you will take with “free blogging services” has happened  to me with two major blog services and they didn’t have the courtesy to tell me why they banned my blog  and i didn’t know why it was banned  as well.

Cons of wordpress.com free blogging service

  • WordPress.com provides a limited amount of space and customization options.
  • WordPress.com does not allow you to include advertisements of any kind.
  • Your blog is at risk of being banned if you inadvertently break on of their rules

WordPress.org is the website that provides the software for wordpress. This  wordpress software is available free from wordpress.org and can download it and use it for free. However as most hosting companies  already have a 1 clickinstall in their hosting account for this free software , tehre is no real need to download it , if your buy a hosting account with one of the hosting providers.

WordPress as a self hosted blog

As a wordpress blog with a hosting account is called a self hosted blog ,  and you have paid for your own hosting , you are free to customise the wordpress as you wish to your needs. and then install on a separate web host (or ISP).

Advantages of Self hosted wordpress blog

  • You can have your own customised domain.
  • NO banning of your blog.
  • You can customise the look of your blog
  • You can install which plugins you like
  • You can upgrade services through your hosting provider if more needs arise

 

Extra information you can consider before making a final choice of webhost service provider

How to Pick a Good Web Hosting Service

What is cpanel ?

cpanel and 1 click install with wordpress.com or wordpress.org

Cpanel  – Most WordPress blog hosting companies provides a cpanel which make sit much easier to navigate the inner bits of where your blog resides, In the cpanel  which is the backend of you blog admin area , you can create  ftp accounts to transfer files directly  to your website, change passwords and update the software, but a lot of these tasks can also be done via login through the blog interface (http://www.yourblog.com/wp-admin).

Script library & windows Vs linux hosting

This is no biggie, both Windows hosting and linux hosting does the job, though most providers have linux hosting and they  do a good job. Script library  is of importance if you think you will start a forum , or a email list , or a subscription blog .Many hostingservice providers provide an array of easy script installs via their backend  like forums , blogs, email list software.

International Hosting-Providers 

Personally I believe there is not much more to consider, with the exception of obvious time delays for support when choosing a hosting provider in another country vs.  US hosting as US hosting is mostly cheaper and you will always get a lot of USA traffic (irrespective of which country you are based in) making US a good choice for hosting.

I have already discussed why I prefer US hosting  to other countries hosting  earlier ,but  I do wish to stay transparent and give  people who still wish to explore other options like  a local hosting choice,  so here are a few popular  hosting solutions from  CANADA, UK, South Africa , India, Europe, South America  and more..

CANADA HOSTING PROVIDERS

Canadian web hosting is a growing force to be reckoned with, with many new webhosting providers recently hitting the market. We have listed a few Canadian based hosting-companies with affordable prices below.

Hostupon

hostupon canadian hosting company

Bandwidth: Unlimited
Disk Space: Unlimited
Addon Domain: Unlimited
Free Domain:  Yes
Servers in Toronto, Canada

Price:$3.95 a month ( which is comparable with US hosting prices)

WebHostingCanada

webhsoting canada international country

WebHostingCanada web hosting – the name says it all! Web Hosting Canada is proudly Canadian. They have fast servers based in Montreal, Quebec and Canadian technical support – in both official Canadian languages.

Price $7.95 a month (Canadian Dollars)

Canadian Web Hosting

Vancouver-based Canadcanadian webshotingian Web Hosting is 100% Canadian owned and operated. A solid featureset and three package options (including a spacious business plan) are backed by a 60-day money-back guarantee.

 

Price $7.95 a month (Canadian Dollars)

UK Hosting  & European hosting

Some of the European hosting is also mainly UK hosting with  clook.uk, evohosting, pacwebhosting, icdsoft being some popular hosts  being mentioned around forums. Let me know if you have a favourite one that has worked well for you

Clook.uk(clook.net)

clook net uk european hosting

Prices start from £5 pounds a month to £260 pounds a month and they support word press. Uptime is fantastic and the service is good and better than what I have experienced with other hosts

India hosting Companies

India has hundreds of cheap hosting companies and so we have listed yahoo for now which is a reliable host and will add more to this list soon

Yahoo Small Business Hostingplan Starter

Unlimited Web Hosting & Domain (supports wordpress blogging and 99.9 % uptime)

  • No hidden costs: truly unlimited hosting
  • Easy-to-use site builder
  • Unlimited web pages

Price: 250 Rupees a month ( xe.com)

 

South Africa hosting companies

Some popular companies in south Africa are Cybersmart hosting, Ample hosting, Elite host  and hostking and there are still many more good ones we will cover later

 

Cybersmart

It’s the cheapest out there. You just need to pay for a domain. Not recommend for a business but for a private site or blog there’s nothing wrong with it except for maybe being a little bit slower than the other packages.

Pricing: They got packages tarting with free Pick package  to blue package to aqua package . The Blue basic package starts at R18 (rand) to Aqua R98 (rand)

More details here – https://www.cybersmart.co.za/hosting.cgi

Hostking –  Price R9

You get a free domain (what else you want) and you can only host one website( not good) with which you get 10 email addresses(good).  The 500 MB should be enough for most small websites and you also get unlimited bandwidth.

It’s ideal for a small website where you pay less than R10 a month and have your domain included in the price.(can’t go wrong)

More technical info…..

Where are the datacenters Located.

Many big companies like google, Microsoft their major data centres in different countries but they basically use their datacentres or servers for their own use. Datacentres if used by a hosting company and is based can be a benefit to you based on where the datacentre is and where you are..if you want more speedy loading times for your website  for your local area or country. But if you are getting traffic from all over the world this is not important at all and you could just choose a cheap US host or then a cheap host from any country.

Microsoft’s has their mirror server in Hong Kong one datacenter….which is called HKNET… Australia bandwidth not bad at all, i can boost it like 600kb/s and USA more than 500kb/s with multithreading.

Some of huge data-centres that we believe are the largest found anywhere- range between 400,000 and 1.1 million square feet. Here are some of them

Range International Information Hub

Langfang, China
6.3 Million Sq. Ft.

Switch SuperNAP

Las Vegas, Nevada
2.2 Million Sq. Ft

Utah Data Center

Bluffdale, Utah
1+ Million Sq. Ft.

Lakeside Technology

Chicago
1.1 Million Sq. Ft

QTS Metro Data Center

Atlanta
970,000 Sq. Ft.

I hope i have provided enough information for you to choose and pick a suitable webhosting service and good luck to you – Dont wait – take action now _start a blog today!

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Do I need a SSL certificate for my website?

secure socket layer foronline shops and credit card transactions

Yes you do need a SSL certificate if you want your website or blog to be more secure. In fact it has been said that having a SSSL certificate can also help your ranking in Google just a wee bit more.

 

What does SSL stand for ?

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer

The most visual proof of having a SSL certificate is that your url starts with “https” rather than “http” and it will often have a green padlock icon in your browser, indicating your data is being transferred securely over the internet and no one can eavesdrop into your confidential data while its being transmitted.

Saying that normal websites are also secure, but ssl just gives that added bit of protection from hackers. If you have an online shop, ecommerce store or a big website then its worth investing in SSL. The price for this start from a small price of $5.99 to $89.99 and more depending on what package you take.

Why do prices range for $5 to so high for SSL Certificates ?

Domain Validated (DV), simply verifies that you have the rights to put a certificate on a website. ( The cheaper prices for SSL certificate just do this part, and so you can get a https for a cheaper price).Read at bottom for other validations that are also available as part of your SSL certificate.

What is SSL Certificate

The Certificate Authorities (CAs) like Symantec, Comodo, GeoTrust, Thawte, Verisign and Geotrust are giant SSL Certificate providers which offers Domain Validation, Organization or Business Validation and Extended Validation certificates.

The companies Comodo and Symantec have very extensive reseller networks and hey are many companies reselling for them. Thawte is company that has been around in this niche for a very long time.

The quick process of installing a SSL certificate

1. You buy the SSL certificate

2. Complete whatever verification steps you need ( need some detailed info).

3. Download your key.

4. Install it ( this can take the most time)

5. You can completely forget about it until renewal time.

Some providers of SSL certificates

1. SSL.com (https://www.ssl.com/) .They have a free 90 days SSL Certificate and after that it cost around $50 per year.

2. Godaddy.com ( they have the cheap prices from $5.99 to higher end security from $89.99)

3. Thawte.com (https://www.thawte.com/)

4. SSL2buy (https://www.ssl2buy.com/)

5. Verisign ( https://www.verisign.com)

You need an SSL Certificate if…


You have an online store or accept online orders and credit cards.

You need to comply with privacy and security requirements.
You value confidentiality and want users to trust you!
Your business partners login to confidential information on an extranet.
You have offices that share confidential information over an intranet.
You process sensitive data such as addresses, banking details or other sensitive personal information.

Benefits of SSL:
Customer confidence in the integrity and security of your online business
Keep your online transactions confidential
99.3% compatibility with all browsers
128 bit strong encryption SSL

Non-forgeable proof of your Website identity
Ideal and low cost for securing your web server.

What does a SSL certificate actually do ?

1. It confirms that the website really is who it claims to be.
2. That credit card numbers, etc are encrypted and cannot be intercepted.
3. That the data sent and received cannot be tampered with or forged.

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Didn’t get enough of SSL Info ( Read on…)

There are 3 levels of verification of the requester

· Domain Validated (DV), simply verifies that you have the rights to put a certificate on a website.

· Organization validated (OV), verifies that you are a registered company

· Extended Validation (EV), verifies that your company is in good standing, that there is a named point of contact and some other industry agreed upon steps.

SSL’s are only valid for the common name for which they were issued. For example, secure.mdomain.tld is not the same to an SSL as mydomain.tld. Godaddy offers multi-domain SSL which should cover subdomains as well.

Security for my site and its sub domains: The Wildcard SSL certificate (starts at $42) is an ideal choice to secure unlimited numbers of sub domains.

Want to secure multiple websites: Some certificate authorities are offering multi domain SSL certificate (starts at $45) that can secure up to 100 multiple web sites.

Does go daddy still issue renewal coupons in 2016

To cut a long story short, they do not – but the good news  and bad news is that  there is another way to get cheaper renewal rates for your domain names with godaddy. Read my story on my hunt for renewal coupons below …

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My February hunt for go daddy renewal coupons for 2016

These renewal coupons for godaddy seems scarce or then non-existent in the online world, so I have done a bit of hunting myself to get you to the prize I Hope. The thing is why would a company give discounts to already existing customers, well most wouldn’t. But some companies do it to increase their goodwill.

GoDaddy renewal coupon codes on February 2016

Let’s see if we can find any godaddy renewal coupons for 2016.

Hey i found one!!

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Managed to find this one… Yeha  its the sme

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So though I would give this a whirl (no luck)

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Even though I had a good amount in my shopping cart at that time (look below)

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so i continued my hunt,

I went to retailme-nut and could not find any renewal coupons there as well

Then I found this coupon

GoDaddy 35% off coupon code – IAP35NEWC

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(ohh bugger) The promotional code you entered is expired or Inactive.

Apparently what godaddy has done has created a special way to give low rates on renewals and new domain names. You have to join their

Discount domain club.

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This Discount Domain Club is a new loyalty rewards program from Go Daddy. Customers who pay the yearly fee to join the club get special promotions and reduced prices on domain renewals.

This is an example of what you can expect as discounts when joining this club

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It’s not much, but it’s something to reduce your cost – if you have a lot of domains in your domain name panel ( this Was the good news)

Link here – https://au.godaddy.com/domains/discount-domains.aspx

So I decided to check it out myself the discount club,

Here is what they offer for the 12 month $14.84 Month price ( this is the bad news – you have to pay )

· Industry-low prices on new domains, transfers and renewals

· FREE Cash Parking Premium ($17.99 value)

· FREE Go Daddy Auctions Membership ($7.99 value)

Obviously if you go for a longer period, the monthly price gets lower. So if you have many domains in your go daddy management panel, this will definitely help keep prices down.

So turns out the bad news is not so bad , as you will still manage to save some money if you have a lot of domain names

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Domain cash parking  – what is domain parking ?

Domain names can be parked before a web site is ready for launching. Many unused domains receive traffic from users who type those domain names directly into their browser address bar. If you own domains with this type of organic direct navigation traffic, you can be earning  revenue by just parking it  with your domain provider or a domain parking service.

Go daddy offers this service – what they do is put ads on your domain main page for people  to click on and you get some revenue  depending on how much traffic comes to your domain.

What is SSL certificates ?

If you are looking to run a Ecommerce website  or On-line shop security is of high importance to you as well as your customers. A SSL certificate improves your website security.

Benefits of SSL certificate

  • Safely accept credit cards on your website
  • Make sure your customers feel safe
  • 24/7 Support  provided by godaddy
  • Boosts your site’s Google ranking
  • EV SSL turns browser bar green

Current offer: 25% off Standard SSL Certificates from GoDaddy!