Every professional website certainly have their own domain and host on their own servers. If you want to become a professional, too, invest in your own domain and server. Do not be stingy, every business both offline and online needs investment. This the reason Why You Need Your Own Domain Name and Server for Your Online Business.
Overview of Info About Domain Names & Servers
Okay, the domain name is the ‘name’ of the site or your own blog. For example, the blog you are reading now has the domain “jobspost.info”. It is the ‘name’ that you type in the URL address of your browser when you want to visit this blog. Meanwhile, “hosting” or “server” is a “place” where I can “put” my blog or site so that it can be accessed 24 hours a day. You need a computer that stays on continuously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to make sure your site can be visited by anyone at any time.
In fact, we can not make our computer stays on 24 hours a day, therefore we use / hire a hosting service to ‘put’ to our site so that it can be visited by anyone, anytime and anywhere as long as there is an internet connection.
Now that we understand what a domain name is and what is hosting, let’s talk about the costs of owning this domain name and server.
Cost of Owning Own Domain Name and Server
Domains today usually sell for around $ 15 per YEAR, it could be less, it could be more depending on where you buy it. For the purposes of this article, let’s assume the domain costs $ 15 per year. Meanwhile, the price of a good server rental (very rarely down – proven uptime of 99.9%) were on average $ 10 per Month or $ 120 per YEAR (of course it could be cheaper, depending on where you buy and discounts are available). This means that you need to invest about $ 135 to run your business for ONE YEAR (very cheap compared to offline business, rental shop only need tens of millions per year).
But if you have extra money, my advice is to invest for at least 3 years. That is buy a domain within a period of 3 years and rent server directly 3 years, because than you usually get large discounts, the price of domains and servers will naturally creep up over time, PLUS engines generally consider site with a domain that long its expiration as the site more reliable (trustworthy).
The Real Reason Why Domains and Servers Are Important
Domain and the server that you have will give you the flexibility to do anything with your site. With blogger and WordPress, you can only create a blog. Meanwhile, with multiply, you can only create online shops that are not that great. Another reason that is not less important is that your site will not be removed unilaterally by third parties (eg blogger.com or WordPress) for whatever reason. You need to know that lately blogger and WordPress actively remove a blog that is considered spamming, violating T.O.S, or too aggressive in doing SEO.
By having your own domain and server, your site cannot be deleted by anyone because you don’t have to obey anyone’s rules. In addition, the professional domain, providing more confidence for your visitors to follow the instructions you give (eg buy your product or use your services).
The websites with domains that look professional and reliable hosting (rarely down) will have a positive impact on search engines (Google), trusted by your visitors, and generate a lot of money to you (hopefully). Whatever benefits you want from having your own domain name and server, you can use the domain name and server you have to create whatever business site you want. Whether it’s online shops, news sites, well-known blogs, review sites, forums, and many other types of sites where you can get more money than your investment!
So, do you already have your own domain and server or are you still on blogger.com, WordPress, and multiply.com? Share in the comment box!