A Comprehensive Guide On Domain Name & Web Hosting
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A Comprehensive Guide On Domain Name & Web Hosting

Tips & Tricks + Avoid Mistakes While Buying Domain Names & Hosting Plans For Hosting Your Website (Get FREE Domain Name)
4.8 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
100 students enrolled
Created by Kamlesh Rajpal
Last updated 11/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course, participants will be confident in purchasing domain name and hosting based on their needs and they will know how to choose the cheapest and most reliable provider.
  • They will also know very clearly what factors to look into before they shortlist any one company.
  • They will have a good knowledge on what are domain names, various types, which ones to choose and how to link up the domain name to hosting plans. They will also know how to configure DNS to forward their domain names correctly for the hosting provider they purchased.
  • Learners will have a good understanding of certain advanced concepts like domain name forwarding and its uses.
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  • This is a beginners course, hence students don't need to have any pre-requisite. As long as they know how to use internet, they should be able to learn the concepts in the course.

So you are a budding entrepreneur or a self-employed who wants to have your own website

Let me get you started with a FREE domain name. Yes each student who purchases this course until 31st Dec 2016 will be given a free domain name for 1 year for first 100 students!

Let this comprehensive course help you avoid all mistakes and save you hundreds of dollars and lot of headache by doing things right the first time.

You have tried to see hosting plans and are confused with so many options. You also don't understand the technical jargon and what all those features mean? You also feel its a bit trickly, how come the domain names are offered so cheap by some of the providers and are now guessing which one should you choose and why. 

Am i right?

Let me also guess, you want a quick understanding of these so that you can move on to more important stuff and get your website up and running quickly?

My name is Kamlesh Rajpal (call me  Raj); a 14 years experience teacher and and i have created this course Understand Domain Names & Hosting Like A PRO specially for YOU. My students love me for the simplistic approach i use for explaining the most complicated concepts. Beginners love me because i use simple English and no technical jargon's to explain. Also my approach of subtly introducing the jargon and concepts that are absolutely essential to know, have helped many students. My methodology is that by the end of the course these should become second nature with any special effort.

Who is this course for precisely?

Understanding domain names and hosting plans and how they work can be quite a daunting task for a newbie. It can sound very technical, hence i created this course to bring a absolute beginner up to speed and running within a short span of time. If you need to deal with your website developer or hosting providers, then learning this content will put you ahead in the game, where you are in full control and you can go back to focus on the more things.  

How is it organized?

The chapters have been organised such that you can jump to the chapter that you need right away or one that interests you. Each chapter explains 1 topic and stands on its own without depending on other chapters. This ensures, those who already know certain stuff can quickly get what they need and don't need to go through the whole course.

What will be my level of understanding at the end of the course?

Go from zero to champ in this course learning everything you need to know about domain names and hosting. Learn how to choose the right domain names, avoid costly mistakes and cherry pick the right hosting plan for your business. This course saves you lot of headache and helps you  choose the right domain name hosting plan with confidence without burning your pocket. 

Some advanced concepts like domain parking etc have been introduced for those who might need such services. 

What is special about this course?

Overall the course provides comprehensive coverage of topics. There is a revision pdf at the end that serves two purposes - one to quickly recap concepts and act like a cheat sheet that can be referred to while actually working.

This helps students, that they do not need to keep going back to the course, to find out things while working and can keep the saliet features and Do's and Don'ts handy and save themselves from common mistakes. 

How is it better than other courses on the same topic?

Other courses do not give you a cheat sheet for quick reference and lack the revision i have provided in.

What if you have questions? See my unique way of answering them below.

Feel free to let me know any questions you may have and i will gladly answer them, all of them. To make it easy for you, i will record videos and share them with you individually to answer your questions. 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who want to start their own website and need to buy domain names and web hosting plans.
  • These may be individuals who want to setup a website for their small business or for self-employed who want to have a professional email id on their company name and do not wish to use yahoo or gmail; but are not sure how to setup one.
  • This course is ideal for people who are absolute beginners in web hosting and are looking for a very simple methods to understand how to get a domain name and web hosting, along with a company email id.
  • This course does not talk about technical jargon as it is designed for non-IT people to understand in very simplistic language.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Introduction To This Course
4 Lectures 02:59

Our goal is to deliver the 'maximum learning' in 'minimum time' to make the best use of your time.

Preview 01:03

This lecture helps understand why this course was created and how it helps serve a common need of the masses.

Preview 00:36

Here we understand the audience for this course and how you will benefit from it.

Preview 00:37

This lecture helps those who are undecided; whether this is the right course for them or not. Please check this out before buying this course.

Preview 00:43
What should you know before buying your first domain name.
4 Lectures 22:38

Rules for domain names

  • Understand the different types of domain names ( .com, .net, .org, .gov, .edu and country extensions like.com.sg  etc)
  • Domain types market share and how is that relevant to you
Types of Domains

  • Should I use a .com domain name Vs .biz or others?
  •  Should i use a country extension like .sg? 
Should I use a .com domain name Vs .biz or others?
Selecting a domain name
6 Lectures 53:07
  • Allowable characters in a domain: letters, numbers, hyphens
  • International domain names (using non English characters) - is it a good idea?
  • You should never use name generators
  • How to do some background checks
  • Avoid trademark violations and squatting
  • Optimise for SEO (search engine optimization) 
  • A word of advice on choosing the right domain name
Choosing a domain name

Lets look at the common mistakes and pitfalls people make while choosing a domain name and how to avoid them.

The Do's and Don'ts of picking a domain name

Problems with buying expired or older domain names

We will discuss factors to consider while choosing a registrar from the many available registrars.

How to choose a domain name registrar

Let's walk through the process of purchasing a domain name with some popular registrars.

How to buy a domain name from GoDaddy or others

This lecture is just for fun and not required to go through if you are in a hurry to complete this course. It highlights some real life case stories that happened in the past, to give an idea of how legal domain name issues can happen and how are they resolved.

How to reset forgotten password for your account
The How To Of Website Hosting
5 Lectures 39:28

Let's understand what is web hosting and why we need it.

What is web hosting

Identifying your needs is the first logical step, before we choose a web hosting company. There is a breadth of things to consider first, this lecture helps us understand those. 

How to choose a web host according to your needs

In this lecture we will discuss what factors to consider when we compare different web hosts and how to choose the one that matches our needs.

Doing a comparison between web hosts before deciding to buy

Things to ensure your web host always provides before you finally decide on one
What settings can you do after you purchase a domain name
3 Lectures 26:14
How to park a domain by forwarding it to another domain name

This is the only and most technical lecture and one of the most important, showing how to connect the domain name and hosting accounts, once you have purchased both.

How to connect a domain name to the hosting provider you purchased

In this lecture we will understand the difference between domain locking and protecting a domain. We will also learn how to keep registration details hidden from public and whether that is a good idea.

What is domain locking and domain protecting
Security Of Your Domain Name & Hosting
1 Lecture 06:58

It is important to protect your domain name from theft, this lesson explains how to protect your domain name.

How to protect your domain name
Revision & Closing
1 Lecture 10:48

Retention of knowledge is everything, without retention, knowledge learnt is useless. This revision lesson will help revise important concepts.

Revision & Closing
About the Instructor
Kamlesh Rajpal
4.8 Average rating
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100 Students
1 Course
Trainer at Kore Infotech Pte Ltd & Udemy

Kamlesh Rajpal (aka Raj)  has 17 years of IT industry experience and more than 12 years of running a business in Singapore. Kamlesh is a IT veteran who has worked in MNC's managing their data center's. 

He first started his own business in 2004 part time, while he was still holding a full time job. Due to him juggling business and job, he learnt and became a fan of Productivity tools, that would allow him to work faster and do more with less effort. 

This is the secret of him knowing and working with so many free tools. 

He is a Tech enthusiast and loves Linux operating system and has been using Linux for both personal and professional work for last 18 years. He call's it his second wife, she Linux plays a huge role in delivering part of his productivity. 

He is also quite good at Online marketing, since this was an essential skill to run his own business.

Kamlesh, calls himself a natural teacher and has trained since he was 19 years old. He has trained more than 2000+ students in classroom based environments for Individual and Corporate training in various domains like - Linux, Shell Scripting, Perl programming, Productivity tools, Computer Hardware and Repair, Web Design, Ecommerce, Train the trainer workshops and others.