Every website begins with a domain name, and hopefully, if you don’t have one already, you have an idea of what you would like it to be. There is quite a bit of opinion on this topic. Do you have a domain name? Great! If you don’t, we will be happy to help you choose one that correctly reflects your marketing and branding needs.
To own a domain name, you must register it with a domain registrar. Typically you will purchase the right to use that domain by the year. Registrars will often give discounts if you buy multiple years in advance.
Next, you will need a web hosting account. A web host is a company that provides the necessary service which presents the site to the internet. Web hosts have specialized computers called servers which act as a home for your site content and files and “serves” them when a user requests by their web browser. Depending on your budget and needs, a Web Host has different levels of service plans. Typically these plans are called Shared, VPS, and Dedicated which increase in price respectively. Which account you will need depends on the type of website you have and the amount of traffic it will generate. We will recommend a certain level of hosting based on the anticipated needs of your project. The hosting account is billed typically by the month with discounts if you buy the service yearly.
Many web hosting companies are also registrars. A registrar is not always a web hosting company, and web hosting company is not necessarily a registrar. Often for convenience, a host will provide domain registration services. You do not need to have your domain registered at your web host.
As part of the JamboJon service, we will help you set up your domain and host. If you don’t have a domain name, we have many recommendations we can give you to help decide. We will be working with the hosting company throughout the project lifespan. Our goal is to make the nuts and bolts of web hosting and domain registration as easy as possible.
JamboJon is not a registrar or a web host. For convenience and as part of our service, we will help you get all set up. These companies will bill you directly.