How To Register for A Domain Name and Hosting Account

You’re almost ready to start building your website.

Whether you chose to build your site using HTML and CSS or build it using the WordPress platform you’ll need a domain name and a hosting account.

Your Domain Name

The domain name is that address you choose for your website. It’s a unique name you register and own that site visitors pop into their address bar when they want to access your website.

The domain name of this website is

All domains end with an extension (such as .com, .org, .net or .edu). It’s always best to pick a name that reflects what your business or site is all about.

I went ahead and prepared a detailed guide on tips to consider before choosing the name for your website. Be sure to check it out if you need a little bit of help making your decision.

Click Here to Read The Domain Guide

Your Hosting Account

The web host is the place you upload your website files so that they can be accessed (and viewed) online.

Selecting the right host can be a tricky bit of business. After all, there’s a lot to consider. There’s no worst feeling in the world than finding out that people can’t access your website because it’s down.

This is especially critical if you’re running a website store or other service based website where your income is solely dependent on making sales.

Naturally any downtime can mean you’re losing out on money.

How to Register Your Domain Name and Hosting Account

Some people get their domains from online registrars like GoDaddy or NameCheap which they then tie to their hosting account.

Luckily for you though, most hosting companies give you a FREE Domain Name when you register an account with them.  This allows you to manage your domain and hosting in one central lcoation.

Having used several different companies over the years I’ve had the opportunity to pick at the good and bad ones which I reviewed in the table below.

I’ve also labeled my TOP 3 Recommendations to save you the time of having to read each of my reviews. If you’re ready to grab your domain and hosting account just click “Sign Up” beside the company you’d like to register with.

 Price Per MonthRead Review
Sign Up Here
A2 Logo$3.92Review Button
**Top 3**
Site Ground Logo$3.95Review Button
**Top 3**
Blue Host Logo$3.45Review Button
**Top 3**
Inmotion Hosting Logo
$4.89Review Button
Host Gator Logo$3.45Review Button
GoDaddy$3.99Review Button
Arvixe$4.00Review Button

Now that you have both your domain and hosting secured let’s start learning!

Start Building With WordPress

The easiest way for you to create a website!

This is my recommended option if you’re a newbie or if you’re looking to launch a super professional, feature-rich website fast.

Start Building With HTML

Learn to code from scratch using HTML and CSS!

If you’re curious about how code works or you’re completely new to HTML and CSS then you can check out these tutorials. A great introductory guide.