It may be initially more convenient for you to get your email, website hosting, and domain name from the same provider. People often do.
But it might actually make things more complicated for you later on. And you really don’t have to have a one-stop-shop for your email, domain name, and website hosting. Here’s some of our insight on a few ways to handle your hosting needs.
Some people will buy everything from GoDaddy—domain name, email, and website hosting—but we don’t recommend it for most people. They’re great for hosting a domain name, but in our past experiences, their hosting for the actual website has been problematic.
IT companies can provide website or email hosting, so if you already have an IT company you trust, they may be able to host both of those for you.
Some email support comes free with most email hosting, regardless of your provider, but most people we’ve talked to want something more substantial than the free support. If you want more robust assistance or have different technical needs, your IT company should be able to help you find a solution.
What about T&S?
We do offer both web and email hosting, and we often register our client’s domains for them through our GoDaddy account. But we aren’t necessarily the best fit for everyone.
As an online marketing company, we offer one free year of managed website hosting and basic email hosting for companies we’ve created a website for. We’ve found that what we provide is adequate for most small companies. But if our options don’t work for you, you’re free to take your hosting to an IT company of your choice.
If you need a new website and are intimidated by the different hosting options for your website, domain name, and email, we’d be happy to have a conversation with you. We can figure out if we’re a good fit for you, and if not, point you in the right direction.