Website Host and Domain Name Host
Domain Name Host
In the previous post Internet Marketing: Registering Your Domain Name we looked at using a domain name host.
A domain name host like Namecheap holds all of the details of your new domain name and most importantly, translates the human-readable address domainname.com into the actual digital address where your website is stored. This is referred to as your DNS (Domain Name Server).
Domain Name Hosts will frequently offer web hosting as well.
I really prefer to keep the two separate and independent. And, as you will see, I'm about to recommend a solution that provides fast web hosting for free, along with a heap of other benefits.
I cannot recommend Wealthy Affiliate highly enough.
It's not just a website host. In fact, that's almost just an incidental byproduct of what they offer.
Wealthy Affiliate is a 400,000+ world-wide community of successful and aspiring internet marketers.
And you can join for FREE!
Wealthy Affiliate has the most comprehensive, step by step training that you will find anywhere on the internet.
In fact, if you follow each step of the training and implement it as you go, you are pretty much guaranteed success.
And if you are stuck at any time or just need help or clarification, just post a question and a member of the WA community will answer it for you. In fact, often several members and, because it's a world-wide community, often more or less instantly.
What Does Wealthy Affiliate Cost?
There are two levels of membership, Free and Premium.
There is no trial period. You can stay a free member for ever, if you wish.
Premium membership costs $19 for the first month and then $49 per month thereafter. For what you get, it's the bargain of your internet marketing lifetime. If only one of your websites made just $2 per day, you'd have your cost covered.
It's even less if you pay 6 months or 12 months up front. $234 for 6 months ($39 per month) or $359 for 12 months ($29.92 per month).
What Do You Get with Wealthy Affiliate?
It's kind of hard to summarize it all to an outsider looking in, but once on the inside it quickly becomes apparent that it far exceeds anything else that is out there on the web.
- It starts with state-of-the-art website security for all sites hosted at WA.
- Complete site backup every 24 hours for all sites, protecting against a site owner's worst nightmare ... site crash.
- Premium membership includes unlimited searches using the powerful Jaaxy keyword search tool, which shows not only the number of searches for different keyword variations, but also the amount of competition. You can also use Jaaxy to see where your site is ranking on Google, Bing and Yahoo.
- Then there's the extraordinary features of Wealthy Affiliate's SiteRubix portal which almost defy complete description. It is the most technologically advanced website facility on the web and it's included with Premium membership. This is where your websites will be hosted.
- The Site Feedback feature gets valuable feedback from the community helping you to improve and optimize your sites. The Site Comment feature allows you to trade comments on other members' sites for comments on your own, thereby increasing engagement, which is a major factor for Google to determine site ranking.
- Incredibly responsive and accurate website Tech Support for fixing site anomalies and problems. Forget outsourced help desks, this is the real deal.
- The most comprehensive and up to date Affiliate Marketing training on the web ... world class does not adequately describe it.
- The most supportive community of like-minded folks providing almost instantaneous 1 on 1 coaching. It's the most interactive, helpful, and engaging online business building platform in the world. "It's More Than Anything Out There. It's Wealthy Affiliate."
And the best part is it just keeps getting better and better thanks to Kyle and Carson's commitment to continuous improvement.
Here's a summary of the differences between Free and Premium membership. And remember, YOU choose when to go premium (if at all). The Free membership gives to plenty of features and time to decide if Wealthy Affiliate is for you.