It is really nice that you have decided to have an online presence as this is one step that guarantees exponential exposure that is otherwise impossible through offline business. The first step towards this endeavor is obviously to have your webpage made by an expert or by yourself if you know the basics. However, having a website made is just the beginning as you need to get a name of your site registered. The real task begins with domain registration as you need to find a reliable web host to host your website without any interruptions. You are almost there but not really until you have got yourself a web host who is reliable and provides quality services.
Let us first talk about domain registration as this is a very important aspect of your venture. Your domain name is your virtual identity that your customers will remember you and your products with. The name has to be unique yet contain information about your business so that people recognize your products or services through your domain name only. With only alphanumeric characters and hyphens being allowed, it becomes necessary to choose a name with alphabets only in lowercase so as to keep it simple and easy to recall. Next, you have to decide whether you want the extension of your URL as dotcom, .org, .info, .biz, or a country specific TLD. Most experts suggest going with .com or a country specific TLD to have a better exposure to your audience.
The next logical step in making a website is of course web hosting and you have to decide on one of the many service providers which can be very confusing. Two webhosting companies that are very popular among small website owners are ix webhosting and Go Daddy. Let us talk about both in detail.
With 99.9% uptime, ix webhosting is a company that provides 15 free IP addresses with a single domain. What this means is that in case of any of your IP address being blacklisted, you are not affected. There are scores of plans to suit the requirements of different website owners, and so confident is company about its services that it is offering a 7 day trial period free of cost.
As far as ease of set up and use are concerned, Go Daddy ranks up there with the top web hosting companies. It is a versatile company with features to suit the requirements of websites of all hues. It has a very effective customer support also.