| That sounds expensive to me. I have several domains through Misk.com for
| $12.00 year and then the hosting is only another $25.00 per year. In
| short, I get the domain name and excellent hosting for $37.00/year for
| each domain.
That looks pretty good. There are some things missing,
like PHP/ASP. I use PHP and consider it important. And
any kind of further functionality, like shopping cart,
database, etc is lacking. It's pretty basic. But
for $2/month it looks good. I didn't see anything about
traffic allowance, though. Sites that cost more generally
have a limitation on traffic volume, but one can use up
to that limit as one sees fit. Cheaper sites often say they
have no limit on traffic, but then their terms are often
restrictive, prohibiting binaries, for instance. (Their business
model assumes that most people will never really use their
website so that actual traffic and storage will be negligible.
They back that up by prohibiting downloads or just about
any other usage other than serving simple webpages.)
Another issue is whether one shares an IP address or
has a site hosted on a dedicated server. I'm not sure about
the details there. I've never had a "virtual IP" address. But
I do use an .htaccess file (Unix/Linux) for various things.
I'm not sure if that's possible when a server is shared between
sites. Likewise, email is set up through misk.com. It appears
that you don't get your own server. One limitation with that,
as seen in their terms of service, is that you can't entirely
control the spam filter. They even claim the right to delete
email they think might be infected. They seem to be defining
your domain email as misk.com email that's simply addressable
to your domain. In other words, it's sort of like:
Their TOS also says some odd things. If I read it right, they
seem to be claiming retained ownership of your domain names,
with the right to cancel your registration, the right to change
the admin contact at will, and a ban on you selling your
domain. That may just be to prevent domain squatting, but
I've never seen such terms before.
None of those things is necessarily a problem at misk.com.
I don't really know about who they are. I'm just pointing
out that there can be a lot of real differences between
hosts. It's often hard to figure them out, since so many
hosts just advertise "oodles of stuff for almost no cost".
It's a weird business. There are also some companies
charging very high prices with no extra benefits that I
can see. I once even set up a client with network solutions
hosting, figuring that was official and he didn't care about
the cost.... only to find out that NS didn't even provide
full email service for the domain!