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Hostgator More Expensive for Domain Registration Than Anybody Else...Why????

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by instaboy, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    i was planning on using hostgator as my host but when i went to register my domain it said it would cost $15 per year..that is more than dreamhost, more than bluehost and a lot more than godaddy

    godaddy is only charging 6 bucks for the same domain name why is there such a big price difference?

    apparently hostgator justified the price difference by saying they use "cpanel" brand management software whereas godaddy does not?

    how importnt is it to register ur domain with your actual hosting company?
     
  2. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    There are no benefits to register domain under same company as where your hosting is. You can register your domain from GoDaddy and use HostGator hosting without problems.
     
  3. ugjunk

    ugjunk Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Get your domain on Namecheap and just update your DNS pointing towards your host.
     
  4. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    im sorry im stil new to this stuff..can u tell me what u mean by pointing my dns to my host?

    hostgator was trying to pitch me to use their domain registration instead of godaddy because supposedly Hostgator uses "cpanel brand" management utilities which has things like 'Fantastico' that help make wordpress installation a breeze.

    they also said i would have personalized emails specific to my domain.


    would simply updating my DNS "pointing toward my host" achieve this regardless of what company i choose to register my domain with?
     
  5. ugjunk

    ugjunk Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes,

    I am assuming that you will be making a purchase for Shared hosting so as soon as you sign up for any hosting, you will be get Name Server information which might look like this :

    xx.xxxxx.com

    All you gotta do is, grab those Nameserver details and update your DNS server on Namecheap or Godaddy (or other places from where you will be purchasing your domain)

    If you need a better solution then checkout my thread (My signature) and I will help you get started immediately.
     
  6. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    You will get cpanel, fantastico and emails specific to your domain by just taking hosting from them. It doesn't require to register the domain from them. Domain can be registered from any other company.
     
  7. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    Although its obvious but still I'd say it, that is just because they want to make MORE money than every other domain registrar. :)
     
  8. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    thanks i have decided to go with NameCheap it seems like they are offering the best deal. (correct me if im wrong)

    but now i just found out that they dont give u personalized gmail accounts. they only give you something called "open exchange email"

    how do i get cheap registration with a personalized gmail account?
     
  9. Cranula

    Cranula Junior Member

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    Simply it costs more because they can, plus its like a convenience factor, buy your hosting and buy your domain at the same time. Exactly how godady offers hosting services after you buy a domain from them
     
  10. redrubies

    redrubies Supreme Member

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    I asked them once why their domain renewal is more expensive than others. They said that another company handles their renewals. I'm sure hostgator gets a cut though.
     
  11. mrtwister_65

    mrtwister_65 Regular Member

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    That is highly undesirable. You will be at mercy of your hosting provider.
     
  12. mrsix

    mrsix Power Member

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    Godaddy is a horrible registrar imo. They pound their damn cross sells into every aspect of their site and it's annoying as shit :)

    Namecheap is where I keep all of my domains and their admin isn't some freaky window poppin' cross-sell hell.
     
  13. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    try to get a host that uses cpanel though, I've got a couple who don't and they're a real pain in the ass.
     
  14. ziplack

    ziplack Supreme Member

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    never buy a domain where u host your website
    thats like poo were u eat

    How i know that ??
    Many years ago i had a lot of autoblogs on dreamhost i was using a lot of cpu so they close my account and lock my domains that i bought at dreamhost
     
  15. mrsix

    mrsix Power Member

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    plesk isn't so bad. there's a few out there though that reeeeeally suck though.
     
  16. download

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    I'd definitely go with Namecheap. Usually it's recommended not to use the same host as your registrar - I tend to think of Hostgator as more of a hosting company than a registrar.. I guess they're just trying to scrape money off the less technically oriented.