Getting Your Host
Think of a host as a plot of land, and your site is a house you’re building, and your domain name is the address to the house.
When you sign up for your host, you’ll also be getting your domain name for your first site. NOTE: Don’t worry, if you already have one, simply check the “I already have a domain” and ignore the message that says “domain will be transferred” which actually won’t happen until I manually do it when launching your site.
I really like SiteGround for hosting. They have a great, user-friendly platform, and their tech support is fantastic.
- Click the SIGN UP button in the upper left
- Choose the “GrowBig” or simply “Web Hosting” plan – the one that says $5.95 per month.
- Continue the sign up process (there are screen shots below to help)
NOTE: Keep the check boxes checked for:
- Domain Privacy (if offered)
- HackAlert Monitoring
Below are screenshots of the ordering process.