How to Get a Domain Name and Web Hosting Plan
In order to have a website, you’ll need to register a domain name and host your files somewhere. Here’s how you can get your domain name and web hosting sorted within minutes:
- Search for a domain name but don’t buy it just yet.
To get the best possible deal, you’ll register your domain name and get hosting at the same time during the second step.
- There are many web hosting options out there, but we use and like the following two. They both offer easy installation of WordPress and are reliable.Here’s why you should pick one over the other:
- GoDaddy: Best option if your bottom line is what matters most. Their shared hosting plans come with lots of storage space, good bandwidth and you can host more than one site for the same price (with Deluxe). Their shared hosting plans are as inexpensive as they come. This domain name was purchased via GoDaddy.com and our site is hosted through one of their Deluxe Linux shared hosting plans.
Media Temple: If you are open to paying a bit more but get better service, we recommend that you go with this company. Media Temple offers several levels of hosting. Their one-of-a-kind clustered architecture gives you faster, more scalable, more reliable shared hosting. Receive 2 Months FREE on WordPress Hosting when you sign up for an Annual Plan.
Your hosting package will often include registration for one domain name and you get a good discount if you pre-pay for multiple years (or multiple months) at the time of purchase.
Shared hosting plans are a good way to start. If your website starts getting a LOT of traffic, you can upgrade to a virtual server at that point.
- You’ll need to provide your credit card information to the supplier of your choice. Make sure to triple-check your email address because that’s how you’ll receive your account login information. PRINT it and keep it in a secure location.
Help with Domain Name and Web Hosting?
Depending on your skills and the hosting provider you selected, you may need help setting up an email address, FTP account, etc. If so, we’d love you help you out. You can book our one-on-one website assistance services and we’ll have you sorted in no time.