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Guide to Web Presence for Small Business

Presented by Dr. Hester's CMIS 300 course at SIUE

Business Website

Domain Name Service and Hosting Service

In order to have a website for your business, you must first purchase a domain name from a domain name service provider. You then need to develop the web pages and "host" your website with a hosting provider. There are many providers who provide both domain name service and hosting service. In addition, many hosting providers provide tools for building the pages of your website.

The table below provides some options for your consideration including: BlueHost, DreamHost, GoDaddy, Host Gator, Hostwinds, NameCheap, and 1&1.

Companies Providing Domain Name Service and Hosting Services

Company DNS Hosting Service
Type Price Bandwidth Storage
BlueHost Yes Basic $3.95/mo Unmetered 50 GB
Plus $5.95/mo Unmetered Unlimited
Prime $5.95/mo Unmetered Unlimited
DreamHost Yes Monthly plan $10.95/mo Unmetered Unlimited
1 year plan $9.95/mo Unmetered Unlimited
3 year plan $7.95/mo Unmetered Unlimited
GoDaddy Yes Economy $3.99/mo Unmetered 100 GB
Deluxe $4.99/mo Unmetered Unlimited
Ultimate $7.99/mo Unmetered Unlimited
Host Gator Yes Hatchling Plan $3.95/mo Unmetered Unlimited
Baby Plan $5.95/mo Unmetered Unlimited
Business Plan $5.95/mo Unmetered Unlimited
Hostwinds Yes Basic $4.50/mo Unmetered Unlimited
Advanced $4.99/mo Unmetered Unlimited
Ultimate $8.99/mo Unmetered Unlimited
NameCheap Yes Value $9.88/yr Unmetered 20 GB
Professional $19.88/yr Unmetered 50 GB
Ultimate $29.88/yr Unmetered Unlimited
1&1 Yes Unlimited $0.99/mo 600 MB 100 GB
Unlimited Plus $4.99/mo 1.2 GB Unlimited
Unlimited Pro $8.99/mo 2 GB Unlimited