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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