Web Hosting 101: How to Get Started FAST!

So you’re ready to start your own website? Congratulations! Here’s five easy steps to get started without wasting any time!

Step 1: How does it work?

In order for your website to be available to anyone at anytime, you need to host it with a web host, that is to say: a web server leased to you by a web hosting company.

Also, in order for your visitors to easily access your site by name, you will need a domain name such as `yourdomain.com`. This will allow to make your site available at `www.yourdomain.com` but this will also allow you to use email addresses like `your.name@yourdomain.com`…

Most hosting companies offer a package including a domain name when you sign up for a hosting plan for your site. So, if you’re just starting out, it is generally a good idea to get both your domain and your hosting in one single sign up with a hosting company.