If you already know which script you would like to purchase to start your business, there are a couple of things you will need to have set in place first.
1. Your Domain
2. A Hosting Provider
When choosing your domain, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Keep it Short & Creative
Your domain name should be easy to pronounce, spell and remember. If too many words are in your domain name, it could be very hard to remember and worse yet, if a competitor has a similar domain, they could wind up there instead! It’s best to stay creative by combining words, creating completely new words or blending two words together. This will make your domain brandable. Once customers are exposed to your site or name, they will be more likely to remember it.
This is the most popular top-level domain. Although it may be hard to find one that is available, do not opt for .net, .info, etc unless you are out of the country. In that case, you can use domain names ending in co.uk or similar.
- Searchable Terms
If you are concerned about search engines naturally picking up your site and plan onto rely heavily on keywords, try to use phrases and words that are searched within your industry. What information are your customers searching for? What word could you incorporate into your domain name? This is not guaranteed to produce instant success, but based upon your keywords, marketing, niche and competitors, it may play a role in increasing your search engine ranking.
After choosing your domain, you should select a hosting provider and plan. Our scripts work well with a variety of companies and hosting packages. Listed below are some of our recommended hosts. A large number of our customers also use GoDaddy and some even have their own servers. If you would like to choose another company, be sure to refer to the “Requirements” page of your chosen script and speak to the hosting provider to ensure the plan you choose will support the script.
Do you have another host to recommend? Let us know your favorite!
NewbieSite.com – NewbieSite is a cost-effective web hosting company for most iScripts products. If you are hosting any scripts other than (SocialWare/VisualCaster) you can use the PRO Hosting account. For Visualcaster/SocialWare you will need FFMpeg hosting account. If you are hosting with NewbieSite we will install your script free of cost.
GoDaddy is many times larger than any other providers. They clearly know what they are doing, and you can count on their service to be reliable and competent. Because they have grown so large, you can also expect GoDaddy to be somewhat more commercially minded and less personal.
HostGator is one of the world’s top 10 largest web hosting companies. Every web hosting plan comes with a 45-day money back guarantee, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and is fully guaranteed by the CEO himself. If you ever have a problem with the regular support, just ask that your ticket be assigned to Adam and he will personally take the time to give you the VIP attention that you deserve.
GreenGeeks.com – GreenGeeks is a green energy web hosting provider service provider from California. GreenGeeks servers support all iScripts products except iScripts SocialWare and iScripts VisualCaster. You can use the coupon code iScripts20 to get $20 off from the hosting pricing for iScripts customers.
HostUpon – Finding web hosting differs from finding reliable web hosting. Individuals and small-to-medium-sized businesses rely on their services to be online, cost-effective, and secure. They monitor their server 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They guarantee 99.9% uptime and will strive to provide quality hosting with reliability being a great priority. Regarding Customer Support, this is where they differ from the rest! Being customers themselves they know how frustrating it can be to speak with someone when you need it most. Their core business is based on support. With real people and no outsourcing!
JumpLine – Offers feature-rich shared hosting, virtual private servers and powerful dedicated servers. iScripts.com customers receive one full year of FREE hosting ( Jumpline shared/VDS) services with the purchase of any web software from iScripts. After purchasing the script, please click on the link above to get one-year FREE hosting from Jumpline.com. Jumpline servers do not support FFMpeg. So they cannot be used for iScripts VisualCaster or iScripts SocialWare with video upload feature. It would work fine if the video upload feature is not required on SocialWare.
PacificHost – PacificHost offers cPanel Website Hosting and cPanel Reseller Hosting services. Our commitment to offering a quality and feature-rich hosting service separates us from the pack. Our combined offer of 24x7x365 Award Winning Support, 99.9% Uptime Guarantee and 30 day Money Back Guarantee help to certify our hosting services as nothing but the best.
Cirtexhosting.com – Cirtex Hosting is an affordable solution for hosting iScripts products. Their servers can support all of the iScripts products including FFMpeg hosting for iScripts SocialWare and Visualcaster. Cirtex offers both shared and virtual servers.