What is included with your domain name
No required technical service fees
We provide to you, without any additional cost, the services that are indispensable for the use of your domain name. DNS Anycast, advanced confidentiality options, and features that are there to make your life easier such as DNS zone file history and restoration, configuration templates, DNSSEC in one click, and web forwarding.
Certificate included free for one year
SSL certificates certify the identity of a website and secure the online transactions by guaranteeing the confidentiality of the information of your customers. When you register a domain name at Gandi, you benefit from a free standard single-address SSL certificate for one year, or unlimited if you opt for web hosting.
10,000 aliases and forwarding addresses
It is sometimes preferable to be able to use numerous different email addresses, while having them all arrive in the same mailbox. With your domain name, Gandi offers 10,000 aliases and email forwarding addresses to give you a maximum amount of flexibility (and creativity!).
What is included with your web hosting
All-in-one Starter pack provides a reliable and powerful web presence
Data stored in France and 24 hour technical support by email and chat.
Free domain name included
The registration of a free domain name is included with your hosting plan. Choose a domain name for your site from a wide selection of more than 80 domain extensions (.fr, .com, .net, and more).
An unlimited number of free SSL certificates
When you subscribe to a web hosting offer at Gandi, you can automatically generate as many certificates as you want for the domains linked to your hosting. These certificates are automatically renewed each year, for more security and peace of mind. Secure your communications and reassure your website's visitors.
Automatic installation for WordPress, PrestaShop, and many others
Our interface enables you to install popular open-source software solutions such as WordPress, Nextcloud, PrestaShop, Grav, and Matomo which you can install on your hosting in just a few clicks. You can maintain control of your data with ease.
Hosting that adapts to your success
At Gandi, you can increase the power of your web hosting and adapt your costs to meet the traffic that your site generates.
Complementary services available for your expert needs
Purchase email mailboxes for your new team members
You can buy as many mailboxes as you need, without commitment, and cancel them when you want. You can also increase the size of your existing mailboxes at any time, in just three clicks on our website.
Premium DNS to protect your most precious domain names
Distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) may put in danger all of your online activity. The Premium DNS service has been designed to help you to mitigate the consequences of the most common attacks that target the DNS.
Cloud services to generate a complete infrastructure
From the web server to infrastructure containers, you can use our GandiCloud platform to deploy your VPS servers for all of your trade applications. GandiCloud includes the OpenStack,API, which allows you to use your own Infra-as-Code tools (Terraform, Cloud-init, Ansible, etc.) to generate your infrastructure.
More advanced SSL certificates to secure all types of transactions
Whether it is to maintain a high level of confidence, cover multiple websited, or simplify the installation of your certificates, we offer a large number of options that combine security and practicality.
Why choose Gandi?
20 years of experience
Practice makes perfect, and Gandi has over 20 years of experience to offer you robust and resilient technologies.
24-hour customer service
Our in-house technical experts are there to help you in 6 languages, from 3 continents, to be by your side when you need assistance.
Valorized customer experience
Your feedback is a constant source of product improvement. Is there something we could be doing better? Write to us!
Need help? Here are the ways you can contact us
Explanations and step-by-step guides to all our products and services
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Customer support assistance 24/7
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Frequently asked questions
What's a domain name?
Your domain name is the cornerstone of everything that you'll build online and is the foundation on which you will build your website. Essentially, your domain name is your address on the internet. It's with your domain name that your users will be able to find not just your website, but also your email address, and any other similar service that you associate to it. On a technical level, a domain name relates a human-readable name (your domain name) to a computer-readable address (a series of numbers called an IP address). Need help picking a domain name? Our domain suggest tool suggests alternatives that we think will be more relevant for you. And if you're mostly just interested in a good deal on a low-priced domain name, you can find the best deals of the moment on our Promotions page.
How do I choose a domain name?
You should generally choose a domain name that meets these four criteria:
- Easy to remember
- No strange spelling or grammar
The best way to approach choosing a domain name is to think about how you're going to use it. You'll probably share it on social media, tell it to people you know, maybe print it on business cards, or plaster it on billboards. At the same time, people will also find you by searching on search engines. Verify whether your perfect domain name is available with our search tool or verify who owns it using our Whois lookup tool.
How do I host a website?
Gandi offers several web hosting options — our Simple Hosting PaaS (Platform as a Service) option intended for small- and medium-sized businesses and individuals, and our VPS solution aimed at experts who want to have full control and prefer to implement their own hosting infrastructure. These professional solutions bring together the power of dedicated resources, a large degree of flexibility when it comes to adjusting the size of the server, and optimum data security on a truly innovative network architecture.
- We offer PaaS Simple Hosting web hosting services of different sizes corresponding to the amount of traffic your website gets
- Once you have hosting, you'll have an FTP server address (email@example.com), a user (username), and a password
- For a site that has one address, you should also buy a domain name
With our VPS servers, build and host your own infrastructure using Gandi's ultra-flexible cloud solutions:
- Billing per day
- 2-minute delivery
- Wide range of configuration options
- Re-size your server at will