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Namecheap is one of the most popular domain registrar in the world. Apart from Godaddy, it’s the go-to place for all kinds of domains. For those who are just starting out, Namecheap is a great company to host your domain.

The most important thing to remember when buying a domain is your target audience. If you’re looking to create a site from which you want to earn money, it’s best to go with a .com domain. If you’re looking to create a site that is specific to a country, it’s best to go with a country level domain. However, country level domains are generally more expensive than the generic domains like .com, .net and .org. You can register them for lesser price since all domain registrars provide discounts for first time registrations. But make sure you check out the renewal price before doing so.

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Apart from Domain Registration, you also get a robust and reliable DNS performance. Namecheap has a partnership with Verisign and is associated with all major DNS providers. All domains also include free URL/email forwarding. You also get a flexible Domain Management Control, where you can easily make DNS changes very easily with the advanced control panel. You also get the option of Domain Privacy for a minimal price which ensures your private information is secured and not revealed to the outside world.

SSL certificates are also available at Namecheap. They have 3 types of SSL certifications – Domain, Organization and Extended validation. Domain validation certificates are the least expensive ones and provide the most basic encryption. It’s just to validate the domain ownership. Organization validation ensures validation of the organization so that your customers can trust their personal information on your server. Extended certificates are the most expensive ones. The issuing authority makes a in-depth analysis before issuing the certificate. Almost all the certificates, they issue provide either 128 bit or 256 bit encryption.

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Apart from domains and SSL certificates, Namecheap also sells Hosting which includes Shared, Reseller, VPS and Dedicated Hosting. Shared hosting is the least expensive one. If you’re just starting out, Shared hosting is the best option if you’re just starting out. It means that even though you will have your own hosting account, your account will share the same space with other shared hosting accounts. However, there’s a disadvantage with using Shared Hosting. When your site/blog starts to get more and more traffic, it might not be enough. The site then generally starts to experience performance issue.

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Reseller hosting is for those who are looking to offer hosting services on their own. VPS hosting is for those sites which have a good amount of good traffic. VPS generally means that your site will have a separate virtual OS only with your account. This provides more reliability, flexibility and security. If you have a site which has a really high traffic and lots of user interactions then, it’s best to go with a Dedicated hosting. This will provide full control of your site/blog.

So, make sure you check out Namecheap as it’s one of the best when it comes to domains and hosting services.

About Brian

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I am also the owner of Blog Engage a social network I created specifically for bloggers.

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