We have a lot of clients who purchase a domain name through us so that they can have a professional email address for their business. Instead of using a third party service such as Gmail or Hotmail you can setup multiple business email addresses using your domain name. eg. firstname.lastname@example.org
Firstly, you obviously need to purchase a domain name. Once you have that, you will also need Email Hosting.
Email Hosting is basically a service that stores your emails (much like your post box) and gives you full control over your email accounts. An easy to use control panel has a whole bunch of handy tools including:
Email hosting lets you setup your email accounts on your computer or other devices so you can access your emails from wherever you are. It also provides on browser based interface so that you can access your emails from any computer connected to the internet.
No, you don’t need a website to have email hosting. Email hosting only allows the facility for email and not a website.
You can start off by just having email hosting with no website, however if you decide later that you would like a website too, then just simply upgrade your plan and you can start hosting your website.