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Domain and Hosting

Your domain is your online identity, the address that visitors will use to access your website. Choosing a memorable and relevant domain name is the first step in establishing your brand and building trust with your audience. Once you have your domain, the next step is finding reliable hosting for your website. Hosting refers to the server space where your website's files, data, and content are stored and made accessible to visitors. We will help you look for a domain, if you do not already have one. Let us take care of your online presence so you can focus on growing your business.

By partnering with Mint Desk Media, you gain access to a comprehensive web design solution that includes domain registration and hosting services. With our expertise and the inclusion of GoDaddy Domain Registration (FREE for 12 months) and Amazon (AWS) Hosting (FREE for 12 months), we ensure a smooth and successful online journey for your business. Let us handle the technical aspects while you focus on growing your brand and engaging your audience. Domain cost is $30 after the first FREE 12 months. Hosting cost is $99 after the first FREE 12 months. If you choose our monthly web design package, your domain and hosting are included at no additional cost.

Domain & Hosting Are Necessary

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Why Do I Need Hosting & A Domain?

Reliability and Performance: A reliable hosting service ensures that your website is accessible to visitors at all times. With Amazon Web Services hosting, you can count on exceptional uptime and fast loading speeds, providing an optimal user experience.


Security: Protecting your website and its data is of utmost importance. Our hosting offers robust security measures, including regular backups, encryption, and advanced monitoring, ensuring your website stays safe from cyber threats.


Scalability: As your business grows, so will your website's needs. Mint Desk Media hosting allows for seamless scalability, accommodating increased traffic and resource demands without compromising performance.


Professionalism and Credibility: A personalized domain name and reliable hosting convey professionalism and establish credibility in the eyes of your audience. It demonstrates that you are serious about your online presence and committed to providing a seamless user experience.


Branding: A well-chosen domain name helps to build brand recognition and recall. It becomes a valuable asset that represents your business and can be used consistently across various marketing channels.

Hosting should be simple.

With Mint Desk Media as your hosting provider, everything you need is conveniently in one place. Hosting your website with us means you'll benefit from Unlimited Data & Bandwidth, ensuring no restrictions on visitors. Our SSL Certificate guarantees a secure site for your users. Plus, automatic backups are taken care of by Mint Desk Media, allowing you to easily roll back changes if needed.

Not sure what domain to choose?

Choosing the right domain registrar is crucial for establishing a strong online presence, and GoDaddy stands out as a top choice for our web design clients. GoDaddy is a renowned and trusted domain registration service, offering a myriad of benefits that make it the ideal platform for securing domain names. Firstly, GoDaddy boasts a vast domain inventory, making it easy for our clients to find the perfect domain that aligns with their brand and vision. With a user-friendly search interface and intelligent suggestions, clients can quickly explore various domain options and select the most fitting one. Additionally, GoDaddy's domain management tools are incredibly intuitive, enabling seamless domain setup and configuration, DNS management, and domain transfers. This level of control ensures that our clients have the flexibility and autonomy they need to maintain their online identity effortlessly.

Domain Registration made easy!

GoDaddy is renowned for its stellar customer support, which is paramount in any domain registration process. Our web design clients can rest assured that they have a reliable partner to turn to whenever they encounter questions or issues regarding their domain names. GoDaddy's dedicated support team is available round-the-clock, providing expert guidance and resolving queries promptly. With competitive pricing, a robust feature set, and excellent customer service, GoDaddy emerges as the go-to choice for our web design clients to secure their domain names and lay a solid foundation for their online success. Feel free to search names, once the perfect name is found, let us know and we will take care of the registration for you. The first year is on us!

Explore our comprehensive list of frequently asked questions regarding our domain and hosting services. We address the most commonly asked questions to provide you with insightful answers and help you make informed decisions. Still have a question? Feel free to reach out, we would love to hear from you!

Domain & Hosting

WHAT NAME WILL BE USED TO REGISTER MY DOMAIN?

Your First/Last name will be used as the primary contact for the registration. Mint Desk Media will be listed as a "technical" contact for the use of updating any technical domain name server information.

WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE A DOMAIN?

That is not an issue. We will request access to your domain to transfer if not a part of GoDaddy. If you purchased your domain from GoDaddy, we will provide you with instructions on how to grant access so we can be listed as a "technical" contact for the use of updating any technical domain name server information.

WHEN DO I PAY FOR A MINT DESK MEDIA DOMAIN?

Each website package includes free domain registration for the first 12 months. After the 12 months , you will be billed for your domain registration. This secures the name of your website, which is required to search for your website.

DOES MY DOMAIN INCLUDE A CUSTOM EMAIL ADDRESS?

No. A custom email that matches your domain (example: sales@mydomain.com) is not available as part of your domain registration. We do recommend Google WorkSpace or Outlook 365 for a custom business email that matches your domain. If you need help configuring, please contact us so we can provide a pricing estimate based on your needs.

WHY DO I NEED HOSTING?

Hosting is the space online that is reserved for your website. Think of it as the "home" of where your website lives. Without hosting, your website could not be available "online" for the public to view.

WHAT IF I HAVE MY OWN HOSTING?

We encourage you to bring your own hosting provider, however we may be limited to the support we can provide since we may not have full control of your hosting account at all times including support if your website is down. We do offer FREE hosting for the first six months of your website. Learn more here. Please note that if you do provide Mint Desk Media with your own hosting details, we will require admin access to properly publish your website.

I HAVE MY OWN HOSTING, CAN YOU STILL MAINTAIN FOR ME?

If you have your own hosting, we can still provide maintenance support under certain conditions. If you choose to use your hosting as part of the Mint Desk Media cloud platform we utilize for publishing websites, we can set up and maintain your website at no extra cost during the FREE 30 Day MintCare Maintenance period. After the initial 30 days, you have the option to sign up for our monthly MintCare Maintenance plan, where our web designers will handle website updates and provide traffic reports for you. For more details, you can find additional information on our MintCare Maintenance details page.

Alternatively, you also have the option to have your website designed on the WordPress platform. This grants you full control of your website, including managing required WordPress plug-in updates, as no MintCare plan is available for WordPress. The conversion to the WordPress platform comes with an additional cost of $275. If you have any questions or need further clarifications, feel free to get in touch with us, and we'll be happy to assist you.

WHEN DO I PAY FOR MINT DESK MEDIA HOSTING?

Each website package includes free hosting for the first 6 months. After the 6 months , you will be billed for hosting. This secures the space for your website, which is required to power your website.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY WEBSITE IS DOWN?

We monitor your website daily to ensure the "online" status. We work with AWS (Amazon Web Services) to get your site online in case there was an outage.

HOW IS MY WEBSITE BACKED UP ON CLOUD HOSTING?

We partner with AWS (Amazon Web Services) which utilizes backups via a cloud server method. If you made any changes to your website in error, please contact us and we will roll back the clock to retrieve your prior website snapshot.

WHAT COMPANY IS HOSTING MY WEBSITE?

Mint Desk Media partners with AWS (Amazon Web Services) which provide EC2+Load Balancers and unlimited storage and bandwidth. Your website will also include an SSL Certificate (Secure Socket layer), Global CDN (Content Delivery Network) and 99.9% Uptime.

IS MY WEBSITE HOSTING SECURE?

Your visitor's connection to your website is secure and encrypted and any data they enter is safely shared with your website.

HOW WILL I KNOW HOW MANY VISITORS VISITED MY WEBSITE?

As part of your hosting plan, you'll also receive monthly visitor reports sent directly to your email address, providing valuable insights into your website's performance.

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