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Well it seems that more and more people are brining the point across that you should host your domaine and hosting on different providers.

 

Is there any benefit to this? Or is it because cheaper domaine registers normally have slightly weaker hosting? Or is there a technical advantage to it.

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Well it seems that more and more people are brining the point across that you should host your domaine and hosting on different providers.

 

Is there any benefit to this? Or is it because cheaper domaine registers normally have slightly weaker hosting? Or is there a technical advantage to it.

I think its my post with that other person that sparked this discussion? hahah, Im wondering the same thing, why do they say to host it from different sites, I mean Godaddy seems to be a good all in one solution

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I suppose all-in-one hosting/domains would mean that if a hacker gained illegitimate access, they could screw with your files and mess with your domain settings at the same time, I guess. It seems like having the two separate from would provide a slight overall security boost to one or the other, but I'm not really sure how worthwhile it'd be, especially if you're satisfied with your domain provider's hosting.

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Depends who you host with. If your hosting with a massive company, there really is no difference and it actually makes life easier. However I have personally been in a situation where I am glad I didnt have my domain with the same company I hosted with due to them being a little 'arsey' with me when I decided to host elsewhere due to the money I was spending with them each month.

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It's the old "Don't put all your eggs in the same basket" paranoia, is all. If you have a run-in or a serious issue with one company, you don't lose everything.

 

Of course, practically speaking, losing either your registrar or your hosting company is pretty much the end of your online world anyway. Might as well just go the total Armageddon route and put it all in the same place, IMHO!

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Not nessesarily true. If you lose your domain company you cant restore to where you were. If you lose your hosting you cant point your domain elsewhere and restore a backup if the worst comes to it

 

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Well, for me, old habits die hard. So I bought my domains from Namecheap but I didn't buy any hosting from them even though they have some pretty good plans. My sites are hosted by Turnkeyinternet but I don't buy any domains from them even though they do domain registration, too. Maybe another reason could be that Namecheap gives me the best deal in domains and Turnkeyinternet gives me the best offer for hosting.

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It's easier for some people to have both their domain & hosting with the same company.

 

Usually, best practice is to keep them separate that way the host can't hold the domain "hostage". I've seen it done before, and it's ridiculous but some companies do it.

 

Very honest of you as a host to inform people that this happens, and actually the primary reason I now have mine completely separated.

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Usually, best practice is to keep them separate that way the host can't hold the domain "hostage". I've seen it done before, and it's ridiculous but some companies do it.

 

And how would they do that? They can't retain anything you don't want them to, so the only way I can see of holding you hostage is to raise prices and be obtuse when you try to switch. Given that the registrar business is governed by strict rules, I don't see how they could do that without serious backlash. Maybe I'm missing something...?

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And how would they do that? They can't retain anything you don't want them to, so the only way I can see of holding you hostage is to raise prices and be obtuse when you try to switch. Given that the registrar business is governed by strict rules, I don't see how they could do that without serious backlash. Maybe I'm missing something...?

 

With some hosts, when you register a domain name through them, "they" register the domain. The domain usually has the company information and resides in the companies domain registrar account. To the main registrar, the domain appears to belong to the company who registered it. While it's unethical to do so, there are companies out there that will attempt to hold your domain to keep you from leaving. Usually they have it buried in their terms somewhere that if you leave before a set period of time, you forfeit the domain. This also happens in a lot of cases when companies run a domain special like "free domain" when you sign up for hosting.

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I've never heard this, I can't think of any advantages. I like to keep it all in the same place.

 

If you register a domain with your web host, and you don't like the hosting service that you are receiving then it can be a hassle to move your domain to another registrar.

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With some hosts, when you register a domain name through them, "they" register the domain. The domain usually has the company information and resides in the companies domain registrar account. To the main registrar, the domain appears to belong to the company who registered it. While it's unethical to do so, there are companies out there that will attempt to hold your domain to keep you from leaving. Usually they have it buried in their terms somewhere that if you leave before a set period of time, you forfeit the domain. This also happens in a lot of cases when companies run a domain special like "free domain" when you sign up for hosting.

 

This is especially true when a free domain is offered with the hosting. I have had a very bad experience the very first time I bought a hosting plan. When I stopped using their hosting service, I wanted to transfer out my domain name to another registrar. It's not that I couldn't but I had to pay a hefty fee to the transfer, something like four times what I would have paid if I had bought the domain name myself.

 

That's why I never recommend that anyone buys the domain name and the hosting from the same company. That's not saying that all companies are alike but, since it doesn't cost any more, why not play it safe?

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With some hosts, when you register a domain name through them, "they" register the domain.

 

Ah, free domains. Well, if you're not buying, you can't expect to own it, so I wouldn't expect anything less. That's totally different to paying to register your own domain, though, which is governed by strict rules. Any company who tried to put their name on one you'd paid for would be in serious trouble.

 

I guess they could also make it difficult to move but then that's true of any registrar, really. They want to keep your business, after all.

 

If you register a domain with your web host, and you don't like the hosting service that you are receiving then it can be a hassle to move your domain to another registrar.

 

Domain registration and hosting are two entirely separate things, of course. And sure, it's a hassle to move stuff but, if you're not happy with the hosting service, you just cancel it and point the domain to another one. No hassle at all, apart from entering a couple of new nameservers.

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@OP where did you read this? I can't see why we should buy them from different providers unless a company is scammy or not profitable. Right now I buy my domains from Namecheap and hosting from hostgator so I am buying them from different providers but I'm open to buying them from a single provider if they can give me same features as these two at the same price.

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For my websites I always go for a domain register which provides the cheapest domain registrations with a good amount of services like free WHOIS privacy etc. It helps in the long run as you have more money for other aspects of your websites like premium skins and all. If registering domain and hosting with different providers had any bad aspect then the internet wouldn't have been the same :P

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Don't keep all your eggs in one basket. Plus, established domain registrars are less likely to terminate your domain early or cause issues with it. Also, if your hosting account gets suspended, your domain goes with it if you keep them both in one place.

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