If you’re setting up a new website, you will want to first acquire a website domain for it. With the billions of websites in existence today, don’t be surprised if the domain you really want is not available. It’s a good idea to get this figured out sooner rather than later so that you are ready to move on with the website hosting portion. To check if the domain is available, you should go directly to the domain registrar’s website to search. It is not advisable to do this directly in your browser or search engine as this can trigger someone else to buy that domain and try to resell it to you at a premium price.
There are numerous website domain registrars to choose from, and you really can’t go wrong here. However, a bit more thought should go into selecting your website hosting provider as this could impact your website performance, security, scalability, and level of support you may receive. Other factors come into play as well when assessing which provider to use, such as what type of products/services will you be offering, the expected volume of website visitors and transactions, etc. Even though some website domain registrars also offer website hosting services, this may not be the best choice for your business.
As a business grows, there will come a point where a website redesign will most likely be undertaken. As a part of this process, a new website hosting provider may be recommended based on your specific business needs. All the same factors mentioned above for a new website, will need to be assessed for your website redesign project. If a new hosting provider is recommended, this often involves rebuilding your website on a new platform. And, when all is ready, a small change will be made to your domain registrar’s settings to point to the new location of your website.
At Komaya, we empower businesses with knowledge and support, allowing them to achieve all their online web presence goals. If you have any questions or thoughts, feel free to reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you.