Several folk have been asking me how I was able to get my own domain name late last year. Getting a domain name is actually much easier than one could imagine. Most people decide to get their own domain for prestige and brand recall, and yes, I do agree. It is time to claim your identity in online real estate. Of course, with the domain name comes the hosting: it is like milk and cookies (or beer and chicharon) – if you get one, you should have the other.
I bought mine from Big
You can also get your domain from Ploghost, and have them host it for P75.00/mo per 2GB of bandwidth per month. Another good hosting company is Mobile Hive, of whom I have dealt with in the past and have almost never experienced any downtime. They’re also good. Another good option is Pinoy Web Hosting.
Average Pricing for Domain Hosting Value Meal
Hosting: P75.00/mo 2GB bandwidth
based on Ploghost data but may apply to most local web hosting
In sum total, a “starter kit” for your domain plus hosting would cost you about P1,500.00 which isn’t bad at all. This takes into account that you’re registering a non .ph site.
Some things to consider when getting a domain: