Does Web Hosting Pad offer free lifetime domain registration?
Sounds too good to be true, you should definitely look more into their services and do some more research. I mean there are some hosting services that have lots of good deals, but you need to be sure that the other services that they offer, like customer service and maintenece are also of premium quality. When I had to publish my site I searched a lot for the best option out there for me, and a hack is to use a site like 28Msec which offers comparisons between different hosting services, so you can kind of see what’s out there and understand the market. Don’t be fooled by such promises.
I have never met hosting providers that provide such services. Any domain is registered for a specific time. For example, for four years. Four years later, it needs to be renewed again. This usually requires a fee. To be honest, now it is very difficult to choose a really good hosting, as there are a lot of them. Basically, their differences lie in the equipment they use, at the point of location, as well as bonus services. These three criteria are very important when choosing a hosting. For example, if your site is aimed at the us audience, then you should not purchase hosting in Australia, as in this case you will have a very high ping. When I was looking for hosting for my site, I needed DMCA Ignored Hosting. It turned out to be a really difficult task, which took me over a month to complete.
The following post in our Reader Question series is an actual user submitted question. Q: I purchased Webhostingpad.com’s (WHP)3yr hosting plan for a godaddy registered domain and a few months later I asked WHP about domain registration if they continue to host the domain. On 4 Dec 2009 Webhostingpad.com emailed me: “We provide free domain registration/transfer for one […