Snapdragon Services recommends the following provider(s) of hosting & domain names. Check it out and buy whichever you like best. Get linux hosting please. Keep all the emails they send so we can access your cpanel and get your site up & running fast!
Bluehost has very reasonably priced hosting. 1 domain is free. Great benefits for the low price. Great support. Easy control panel. Great knowledgebase. Wonderful apps. Snapdragon receives affiliate compensation from links.
Rochen is a little more expensive and reasonably so - it's only $8.95/mo though. Not bad. Amazing host. joomla.org themselves are hosted there. Some of the more specific server requirements by some Joomla! extensions just need Rochen...like SobiPro. Fast. Everything works. And then it goes beyond with daily backups too. Incredible. Snapdragon receives affiliate compensation from links.
SRI Hosting is a local and awesome host. They are a team located in Jackson, CA and you would have the benefit of speaking to the same people whenever you converse with the company. The shared hosting starts at $10/mo. Snapdragon receives zero compensation from suggesting SRI Hosting. They are great guys and have great hosting.
Domain name choosing tips (sure you can google more):
- You can use your company name if you already have one and the domain is available.
- Or, you can choose a domain name that tells the visitor what they "get" as a result of doing business with you or visiting your site.
- The domain name should be easy to remember.
- It should be logical.
- It shouldn't be to long - unless it fits with the logic (like the company name, etc.)
- It should avoid confusion - like if the company name is berriesandcherries - and yet the domain name is berriesncherries (cuz the "and" wasn't available).
- Avoid numbers unless it is part of your company name - for example 4u2win - tough for people to remember.