GETTING STARTED

Achieving your business goals.

Domains

The domain is the first thing you need in order to create a website.

This is the name of your website (www.YourWebsiteName.com). You can check on availability at Host Gator or GoDaddy.com . You can also purchase your domain name there. That is where I get my domains.

Host Gator or GoDaddy.com are a low cost provider with excellent service ($10/year). When you do purchase, it’s important to know that Google search engines give more favor to sites who have bought their domain for longer than 1 year.

When choosing a name think about how you want to brand your website. You can choose a name related to your website’s theme, you could choose to brand with your own name, or you can make up a name that sounds cool. Or you could do some combination of those. Usually “.com” is preferable to other extensions such as “.net” or because it makes it easier for people to remember. Everyone thinks “.com” but if you can only get “.net” with your favorite name that should be fine. Just keep an eye out for when the .com will become available, some individual fail to renew there domains causing them to loss they domains and making domain become available for purchase.

When it comes to picking a domain name I suggest brainstorming on paper first. Get feedback from some people about the names you’ve picked. Then click over to Host Gator or GoDaddy.com to check availability. You may need to modify some of the names you thought of, Host Gator and Godaddy.com will also make suggestions for you too.

The reason we recommend Host gator is simply. GREAT SERVICES AFFORDABLE PRICING!

Hosting

First off what is hosting? a web host is the company that will store all the files of your blog and serve them via the web to your readers. I recommend usingHost Gator or Godaddy as your web host. They are #1 on WordPress’s web hosting in my book and have the best prices.

You don’t want to chose a wrong hosting service and have you site go down. So take it from me choose a reliable hosting if you don’t want to experience issues such as your blog being taken offline, your website disconnecting with out notice and many other reasons.

 

 

FAQ

Why shouldn’t I use a FREE Host?

There are many reasons why you shouldn’t use a FREE host, they include, not having permission to add adverts your website, no control over your website, no control over your design and most importantly, you will never own have control with FREE website.

What is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is space and bandwidth you rent through a company so that you may publish your web site online. Prices range depending on the size and popularity of the website, a new website typically costs around $100 a year.

 

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a Website URL, for example MassiveLifestyle.com, popular domain extensions include .com .net. co.uk .org .info and .us.

Domain registrar’s are used to purchase your domain, we use Godaddy and Host Gator for all of ours! Once you have a domain, you need web hosting to host it.

Can I get my Web Hosting and a Domain Name from the same company?

Yes you can, both companys, HostGator and GoDaddy will help you with the purchasing of both the domain and hosting.