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Old 16 Mar 2021, 01:09 AM   #1
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Is it wise to buy webhosting and domains with the same company?

On Reddit, a few people noted that it is unwise to use 1 company for domain registration, webhosting and email. The "don't put your eggs in one basket" theory. They say that using a different company for each of the services, you can avoid a lot of problems: if one company has technical issues, only one service (domainname, website or email) will be affected while the other services will continue to work.

What are your opinions on this?

I am doubting about this one. I already purchased domains for the websites I want to start working on, and my domain registrar has an attractive offer: Wordpress hosting with unlimited storage for just 25$ per year. That's very attractive, but of course I'd be having my domains and sites with one company.

I could in theory search for a different web host, but then most web hosts offer a domain name included in the package, so I'd have two domains for the same website then. And even if I'd pick a host without domain included (which is fine as I already purchased the domains) I'd probably be paying more than the 25$ for unlimited storage that my domain registrar offers.

So how wise or unwise is it really to have different services with the same company?
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Old 16 Mar 2021, 07:00 PM   #2
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I think I'd take anything I found on Reddit with a grain of salt. It has a huge user base many of whom are unreliable at best
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Old 16 Mar 2021, 07:15 PM   #3
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I agree that ideally it is best to use different services for domain hosting, webhosting, and email hosting. But, if the website is not mission critical I can see going with the deal you can get. I myself have experienced the problems you can encounter when everything is controlled by one company, having lost email, suffered website problems, and had email go down. For mission critical stuff I want my email with one of the really big providers like Microsoft 365 or Gmail, and they don't offer website hosting directly unless you just need a Blogger site (which actually works quite well for small things). I don't want my website going down and then losing email at the same time. I also control my domains via a third party so I can instantly switch over to other providers if I have to. In general I would say the most trouble can be caused by your webhost, so choose that one very carefully for important things.
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Old 17 Mar 2021, 01:45 AM   #4
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If you have everything with one company it makes life simpler. Only one set of renewal bills and no replies to your complains "it's not us, it's them"
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Old 20 Mar 2021, 12:04 AM   #5
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I understand. Would you guys mostly trust a webhosting company to also be reliable for domain registration and email, or would you also trust a reknown domain registrar to be reliable for webhosting and email?

I have two domains for which I want to build a website. My domain registrar offers Wordpress hosting with unlimited storage for just 25$ per year. That is tempting, even though I am unsure if I'd be able to split it in two websites (one for each domain) or if I'd need to buy the Wordpress hosting for both domains separately (which would be 50$ per year).
Tempting, but I'm not sure if domain registrars are generally reliable for webhosting (which is, at least not initially, their core service)
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Old 3 Apr 2021, 03:32 AM   #6
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Sort of agree, but not exactly for the avoid all eggs in one basket reason..

DNS needs to be hosted somewhere reliable. AWS Route53 works for me. If the DNS goes down everything else is down too.

Web hosting should be hosted where web hosting is the focus and security/updates top to bottom are covered too.

Maybe email doesn't matter. If the email isn't critical, bundling with the free tier of a provider such as using Godaddy for DNS + some free email accounts works just fine.

A real corp would prefer email solution such as o365.

Middle tier = I still recommend LuxSci. HIPAA focused not required, and still great responsive tech support.

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Old 3 Apr 2021, 10:56 PM   #7
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from what you described, it sounds like namecheap.com, i've been hosting and domain with them few years now.
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Old 5 Apr 2021, 09:43 PM   #8
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Sort of agree, but not exactly for the avoid all eggs in one basket reason..

DNS needs to be hosted somewhere reliable. AWS Route53 works for me. If the DNS goes down everything else is down too.

Web hosting should be hosted where web hosting is the focus and security/updates top to bottom are covered too.

Maybe email doesn't matter. If the email isn't critical, bundling with the free tier of a provider such as using Godaddy for DNS + some free email accounts works just fine.

A real corp would prefer email solution such as o365.

Middle tier = I still recommend LuxSci. HIPAA focused not required, and still great responsive tech support.
Thanks for your clear answer. The one thing I wonder now, is the part I emphasised in red and bold: would you rather trust your webhost to also take care of the domain registration, rather than your domain registrar also taking care of the web hosting?

I already registered several domains I want to use, I am not sure if I should rely on my registrar to also host the websites I am wanting to launch.
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Old 5 Apr 2021, 10:13 PM   #9
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> would you rather trust your webhost to also take care of the domain registration

Probably exceptions, but my generic answer is no. DNS is not a service that makes service providers or web hosting companies money. They provide it for user convenience (bundling) and because it helps you to "stick" to their other services. Other times it's quietly outsourced. For DNS, if you care, go with a provider who focuses on DNS. There is an implication above the web hosting is paying the registration bill for you. Who owns the domain? Can you transfer it to other DNS servers if you choose to leave their service?

I didn't mention the difference between DNS Registrar and DNS Hosting yet. It's perfectly fine for those to be separated too. For many of my personal domains, GoDaddy is the registrar and AWS Route 53 for the DNS Hosting.
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Old 7 Apr 2021, 08:30 PM   #10
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Uk2 are offering something very similar at present.
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Old 10 Apr 2021, 05:31 AM   #11
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If you have everything with one company it makes life simpler. Only one set of renewal bills and no replies to your complains "it's not us, it's them"
Ya I suppose so but if that ONE COMPANY has problems,you might lose total service until its fized......
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Old 15 Apr 2021, 10:06 AM   #12
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If your web host is a secure one, then you don't have nothing to worry about. I am not familiar with the VPS hosting, but from my experience, I can tell you that nothing bad will happen if you will buy web hosting and domain with the same company. I am personally using a storage vps and everything is fine. By the way, if you are not sure, you better ask a professional in this field, don't waste time on forums, I don't want to offend someone, but you won't find professionals here. Good luck.

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