Why is it advised to keep hosting and domain names separate?

Denjiro28

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This has been suggested to me numerous times, but never with justification. Could someone kindly explain to me why it is preferable to keep them apart?

I want to launch my first legitimate website, and I've seen positive hosting reviews for Krystal, so I'm interested in using them. What drawbacks might there be if I also register my domain name with Krystal?

What businesses are suggested if I were to register the domain name somewhere else? If it makes a difference, I'm from the UK.
 

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This has been suggested to me numerous times, but never with justification. Could someone kindly explain to me why it is preferable to keep them apart?

I want to launch my first legitimate website, and I've seen positive hosting reviews for Krystal, so I'm interested in using them. What drawbacks might there be if I also register my domain name with Krystal?

What businesses are suggested if I were to register the domain name somewhere else? If it makes a difference, I'm from the UK.
One of the reason is, in case of an issue arising in the future due to some unforeseen reason, the company can suspend both the domain, and hosting which would effectively render you with no options.

Consider this - You own a domain at namecheap but using hostinger.com to host your website. Suppose hostinger suspends your website for some reason, you still have the ability to switch to a new host. This means that you still have some way to communicate with visitors of your website.

As for your question regarding registrar's, I prefer only namecheap or njal.la. (the latter if you prefer a high level of privacy.)
 

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No advantages and disadvantages only you need to make sure the registrar is trustworthy and a web hosting provider is operational a long time.
 

Bill Hartzer

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Absolutely, 100 percent you need to keep your domain name and web hosting separate, buy them from separate companies.

The problem is a security issue. I have literally help recover an IT company's server, sites, and ALL of his client domains, many of which were transferred to other registrars.

Someone hacked into the server, got access to the registrar account, and stole all his clients' domain names, many of which were live websites. The live sites of all his customers went down.

This was at GoDaddy. The server was hosted at GoDaddy along with ALL of the domains on that server (over 50 domains and live sites).

So I don't really recommend using a domain registrar where you have ONE login and then that allows you access to the web hosting and all the domains. Many people do it, but from a security perspective it's not ideal.
 
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