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Old 16th November 2012, 12:39   #151
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I have my Architectural and Project Management consultancy based in New Delhi. Now I am looking to get the domain registered and email service for the same. I don't know which one to go for as market is flooded with the domain providers. I want good size of storage and speed is my primary concern.
So people in IT and having experience of such services can suggest.
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Old 16th November 2012, 13:16   #152
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godaddy is an internationally reputed domain and hosting service provider, who also provides services in India(including .in domains). I have used their domain services - but not hosting - and I did not find anything to complain about. Their control panel is pretty good, so you (or your staff) can easily buy and manage domains without contacting the providers for any changes. Since I work on this field, I have used other providers including net4. I would recommend godaddy compared to the others.
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Old 16th November 2012, 13:26   #153
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Like mxx suggested, GoDaddy is pretty good for domain purchases and they always run discounts (search for coupons online). However, their control panel isn't up to the mark for hosting. I'd suggest going with HostGator for hosting. They run cPanel for managing your hosting and cPanel is more or less the standard everywhere now.
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Old 16th November 2012, 15:36   #154
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Now I am looking to get the domain registered and email service for the same.
India : Domain registration & basic hosting from Net4.

Int'l : PairNIC for domains and pair.com for basic hosting.

Recommended : You could just register the domain from pairnic and let Google take care of your business email accounts.
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Old 16th November 2012, 15:46   #155
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Godaddy hosting is fine, never faced problems in 5 years. But email service is very poor. Its cheaper as compared to other providers. I provided it for a client due to their budget limitations but 7 out of 10 times they get a delay of 2-3 hrs in receiving mails.

Gmail for business is the way to go.

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Gmail for business is the way to go.
Yes. Gmail for business for upto 10 users (10 logins/emailids) is free. They also allow you to register a domain name through them (more or less same prices as godaddy or other domain name providers) which will be integrated to the email service i.e., you get ids with @yourcompany.com domain which looks professional

For your quick reference: http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/business/
Click on start trial.
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Old 22nd November 2012, 14:56   #157
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Thanks mates for your replies!
What is the difference between web hosting and domain service?
Go daddy is renowned for e-mail services I believe.
How about using gmail business solutions?
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What is the difference between web hosting and domain service?
Go daddy is renowned for e-mail services I believe.
How about using gmail business solutions?
Domain Service / Registrars:
- This is where you purchase you URL/domain, as well as renew it yearly (usually ~$10/yr).
- This is also where you set your domain's nameservers.
- Nameservers tell your domain where to point to (for hosting and email)

Hosting
- This is where your website is kept. All the required files, and also the softwares (wordpress, joomla, etc) and more as based on your hosting.
- Your disk usage and bandwidth etc are determined by your hosting plan.
- Hosting can range from $10/mo for small websites, to $100/mo for mid sized, onwards
- Any problems your host has (uptime, disaster, etc) will affect your website

Email
- For your domain, you can usually set your MX (Mail eXchange) servers to point to whichever email provider you want
- Most hosting companies provide email services
- Some domain registrars include email with their domain packages too
- I suggest you use Google Apps. They do also have a FREE option that has a limit on the number of users, but should suit most personal and small business website needs
- Advantages of making google handle your email is (a) It looks and works just like gmail, but with your custom@yourdomain.com address. (b) If your web-host goes offline, your email service won't be interrupted.

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Just a heads-up, tomorrow is Black Friday, so expect to get great discounts on hosting and domains. Hostgator (one of the most reputed people in the hosting business) usually give a years hosting at less than 10 USD. So keep an eye out, as the deals get over within a few minutes.
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Thanks Rehaan sir for making me understand the webtech.
I too believe that gmail business solution will be better than all but it gives only one email id whereas godaddy and net4. gives more (I think 2).
Anybody could give comprison between net4. and gmail services.
It would be really great. I have to make the deal tomorrow.

Thanks mates!
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Thanks Rehaan sir for making me understand the webtech.
I too believe that gmail business solution will be better than all but it gives only one email id whereas godaddy and net4. gives more (I think 2).
Anybody could give comprison between net4. and gmail services.
It would be really great. I have to make the deal tomorrow.

Thanks mates!
Google allows upto 10 users for free.

http://www.google.com/enterprise/app...s/pricing.html
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Google allows upto 10 users for free.

http://www.google.com/enterprise/app...s/pricing.html
I know prateek but for this you have to have your domain already registered.
AND if you don't have a domain registered you can register it with Google BUT in Google there is no option for ".in" (as .com is already taken)

SO how about getting domain registered at net4. and using email service by Google!?! I think that sounds good.
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If you want the .in domain try 0 Google's India specific plan-http://www.indiagetonline.in/faqs. and then use the google apps platform for email and rest.
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Hey,

I'd initially consulted a professional to make my website, but long story short, after a few false promises, we left them and I decided to do it myself.

I used squarespace.com for our website. They have excellent templates to work with, 24/7 customer support and even integrate social networks. They also take care of hosting and email accounts. Granted it might be a bit expensive but I really like the website i made with their tools especially considering i have very limited knowledge of website design :P

The way I see it, if i had it professionally made, it would have costed about the same for a three year period. The biggest advantage however is that i can edit everything anytime i want, thats something no professional offered.
Might not be the most polished website you've seen, but here www.MarmoEuropa.com

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SO how about getting domain registered at net4. and using email service by Google!?! I think that sounds good.
That is what i have done for all my friends and designed their websites too , It works flawlessly and hope google does not remove this free email option for businesses. Coming from a fellow architect , do let me know if you need any further help in this matter
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