As most of you know, we have our own hosting company and are a domain reseller for Enom so we can take care of all your hosting and domain name needs.
However, some people like to do this themselves or look at other options. Following is a list of places to purchase domain names and hosting.
GoDaddy.com is the name most people recognize – mostly because they have the largest marketing budget. I have some personal issues with their business philosophy and social conscience so I don’t use them.
NameCheap has pricing that is excellent, will not try to hijack your domain should you try to move it and has an easy to navigate interface.
There are thousands of hosting companies across the internet from smaller specialties companies such our ourselves that concentrate on low server loads and high output to huge companies with hundreds of servers that pack 300 sites into a single server.
My current two favorites are really the same company with two different offerings. The pricing is excellent and the service is just as good…
Lastly, Hostgator does a decent job and is about the only ‘discount hosting’ company that I can recommend.