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10 – Domain and hosting – Who, what and why?

10 – Domain and hosting – Who, what and why?

To get started the first thing that you have to do is choose your domain and hosting. What are they?

Domain – the name/url/address for your site. The example that we will use for this guide is www.yourshinynewwebsite.com

Hosting – simply the leasing of space on a server at another location to store all your site data (files, images, copy etc) and to connect your site to the internet.

These things can be purchased separately but for ease and speed, especially for beginners, you can go to one company that does both.

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We recommend SiteGround.com for value for money, speed, security and excellent 24/7 customer support. They are world leaders in WP hosting and support and an up-time score 99.9% – ie you are very unlikely to experience any down time on your site. They also throw in the domain name for free!

You can have a functioning website in just a few clicks… Site Ground provide:

Free Domain

Free Domain

When you choose SiteGround you get your domain name free for the lifetime of  your account.

Hosting

Hosting

A choice of secure, fast and well supported hosting plans for your website.

WordPress Install

WordPress Install

1-click WordPress installation that has your site up and running in minutes.

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9 - Set-up of hosting