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I'm a Agent of Change, Consultant, Writer, Web Publisher-Architect-Developer-Designer, Project Manager, Neo Marketer, SEO phile, Social Media Masher, Joomla CMS Wonk, Open Source Pusher, MacAddict, who believes in publishing for the greater good, and in the continuing power of the web community to change the world for the better.

Read more about me...but it's really not that interestingCheck out My Portfolio of Web Work, but only if you're really bored. Contact me at ed@edeusebio.com or use my ultra spam-blocking contact form, if you're into that sort of thing.

Web Publishing, Development, Design:

  • HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL
  • POST/CALL Scripts
  • Joomla CMS 1.0 - 3.0
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks
  • Photoshop
  • Final Cut Pro Video Editing
  • API integration

Consulting on and executing strategies for:

  • SEO - Google page 1 results
  • Neo web marketing & publishing strategies

Joomla CMS configuration, customization and maintenance (from 1.0 to 3.0):

  • JomSocial
  • Community Builder
  • Alpha User Points
  • JX Finder
  • JX Labels
  • HikaShop
  • DocMan
  • Akeeba (backup, and cron job)
  • AEC
  • JForms
  • RSForms Pro
  • ChronoForms
  • Jumi (HTML, PHP, Javascript management)
  • ReDJ (URlL redirection)
  • XMap
  • Open Inviter / Recommend Friends
  • Kuneri Mobile Joomla
  • RokCandy
  • JCE Editor
  • JCK Editor

Web Photography & Video:

  • 3-5+ Point Studio / Video Lighting
  • Image manipulation and editing
  • Indie Film Lighting
  • Video / Indie Film Sound Capture
    • Zoom H4n & H2
    • Sony Nex-5: 1080 HD
    • Shotgun mic with dead cat
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Q: Do I have to buy my domain and hosting from the same company? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ed Eusebio   

I was asked this question today, and I realized that some of you might find the answer interesting.

If you want your own domain name, like MeaslesMumpsRubella.com or StampsofKrypton.inc, it's best to buy those from a company like GoDaddy, or somewhere cheap. You DO NOT need to buy domains and hosting from the same company. And often, you shouldn't. Though companies WILL offer you a great deal, if you buy it all as some sort of package or add-on offer.


Buy hosting depending on the primary platform you want to use for building and maintaining your site. If you haven't fugured out what platform you want to use. Don't buy your hosting contract until you do. A host that specializes in your chosen CMS (Joomla, WordPress, Drupal), is the best course of action. Hosts that say they do it all, are not to be believed.  You don't want to be wrestling with your hosting company's lack of capabilities, when you should be focused on content and design and functionality.

Borrow some space from a buddy or buddette, if you're still trying to figure out what platform to make your site with. Your buddy can allow you to piggy back on their hosting (a sub-domain or sub-directory), for either little or no charge.  Make sure they are a close and tolerant buddy, because you're going to bug the crap out of them with all your Web 101 questions.

BTW: I buy domains at GoDaddy.com (no they don't pay me, and I don't run their ads), because their system makes it easy to track and maintain domains. But I have hosting at Joomla specific hosts like my own company XMediaServices, and SiteGround.com (they don't pay me either). Through my sites there aren't as fast as at my own company, for dabbling about and "hobby or test sites", I like SiteGround's administrative interfaces (cPanel and Fantastico software installer).

XMedia is more of a premium host for development heavy organizations who need lots of custom access, and lots of auto backups, better security and speed.  As well as a human response, when the shit hits the development fan.  And if you spend a lot of time doing development, it does.  Wink

Geek Note: Your domain name (or URL) is just a word representation of an internet number address.  It makes it easier for humans to find your site, instead of having to type in something like 123.45.678.912 when they are looking for you at MyNakedBabyPictures.com.