IT Development – How To Pick A Domain + Hosting
IT Development Tips: This article will show you how to chose the right domain name for your project and the best hosting for good SEO results.
IT DEVELOPMENT TIPS – HOSTING
What is an IP Address?
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label that is assigned to any device participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication between devices. Similar to People’s Residences, an example of such is The IP address distinguishes between each and every phone and computer on the Internet – of which there are billions.
SHARED HOSTING IS NOT RECOMMENDED
Shared hosting is where multiple websites share the same server Companies like Godaddy and other large hosting companies specialize in shared-hosting. This is another indicator to search Engines of a small site. I recommend a Static IP (meaning not changing).
Static IP is best: A static IP address is fixed, much like a telephone number. If your ISP gives you a static address, you will always use the same address. Servers usually have static addresses, so they can always be found at the same location.
Be aware that underpaying for your website’s hosting is not a good idea. If you actually want to succeed with your SEO actions, and want your blog to sustain high loads, go for a good hosting package. I’ve recently switched to VPS.net and they’ve been very fast and affordable – better than anything I’ve seen lately in hosting.
Pro Tip: Find a domain name that already contains relevance, page-rank, history and links:
The ideal domain is one that has thousands of hours of work and back-links already created; in times like these many of these sites are expiring and not being renewed, which gives you the opportunity to snatch them up – however check to ensure the site has no bad history and no problems before you submit.
(Pro Tip: Use Waybackmachine.com to check past history and Domaintools.com to check for Spam blacklisting).
- Keywords in the domain.
- Relevancy to your site.
- Existing back-links.
- Page Rank.
- Yahoo Directory Listings
- DMOZ Directory Listings
- No bad history (porn or spam listings – Use wayback.com for porn check and domaintools.com for spam listing)
These special domains are few and far between, but if you can get as many of these points as possible, you can take thousands off your time and future promotion costs.
Once you have decided on the domain you like the best (based on Searches and History)
Buy your domain for over two years. If possible I would recommend buying a domain for 5 to 10 years.
The Temporary one-year domain purchase tells Search Engines this guy is TEMPORARY – an indicator of spam sites:
Some persons make a career out of buying and selling domains. They will purchase “throw-away” domains for a year – and put up some generic site with ads on it and hope that people land on them and click one of the ads (and they get a commission for every ad clicked). Usually these garbage websites are only purchased for a year.
Search engines can check to see how long a website is registered and can thus tell if you are simple a one-hit-wonder or in it for the long haul – besides the price may go up and you may save some money.