Miscellany

Domain registration

The benefits of getting your own domain are:

  • Owning a domain projects a more professional image.
  • Easier to remember i.e. john@example.com or john_1965@hotmail.com, which one would you rather own?
  • You can switch Internet Service Provice (ISP), and still maintain the same email address. e.g. Are you still sticking to your TMnet/StreamyX/Jaring's email?

Pricing for domain (most popular TLD)
domain Annual Fees
example.com.my | .net.my | .org.my | .name.my RM 80
example.my RM 120
example.com | .net | .org | .info RM 50

Web hosting

Your website has to stay up and running, but you don't want trouble of dealing with OS update and hardware. Web hosting uptime is 99.9%. Web hosting can handle sudden surge in traffic because it's hosted on a cloud server. This mean server resources are automatically added to handle traffic spikes.