So, you want to create a website and does not know how to start. The first thing you have to do is to buy domain and hosting.
Buy Domain and Hosting:
To create a website the things that you need are:
- A Domain Name, and
- Hosting for your website.
What is a Domain Name:
A domain name is an address to your website in this world of internet. A domain name simply helps you to load a website by entering it in the address bar of a website.
A domain name was simply created for ease so that we can remember the address of the website we have just visited. Before domain names, we have to type in the complete IP address (like 188.8.131.52) of the server in the address bar to load a website that we want to.
It is simply the name of your website that is shown in the address bar of a browser.
The above is the domain name of our website.
What is a Top-Level Domain (TLD)
A top-level domain is just the name which is written after the domain name such as .com, .in, etc they all are known as top-level domain or simply TLDs. They are useful when you are focusing simply on a specific country.
https://therichguide[".com"] - here .com is the TLD of our website.
For example, if you want to create a website especially for Indian consumers then you should go for .in TLD and it is similar for every other country. The most famous among them is .com which you can use for every website. There are more than 1000 TLDs available for you to choose from.
How to Choose a Domain Name:
Before choosing a Domain Name you should know that it should be short, simple and catchy. If a user comes to your website and he can’t even read the address then how would he return to your website?
Your domain name should be according to your Niche or the thing about which you are going to write (It’s good for SEO).
For Example, If your website is about Dogs then you should choose a domain like Dogworldnow.com and not dogs1-and2-you3-are4-friends.com, this domain is not going to be good for SEO(Search Engine Optimization) as well as your user can’t remember it. I think that you have got my point.
How to buy Domain Name:
You can buy a Domain name from various registrars but for a domain name, GoDaddy is best. GoDaddy is the World’s biggest domain registrar, so you can trust them also they will give you your first domain name for just ₹ 99
To buy a domain name from Godaddy just follow the following steps:
- Go to GoDaddy.com and enter the domain name you want to buy and click on search:
- After entering the domain name it will show you if your domain name is available or not if it is available then add it to your cart and proceed to buy it by clicking on Continue to cart.
- Now sign in or create a new account. After creating an account click on complete purchase and you will become the owner of this domain.
How to Get a Domain Name For Free:
If you don’t have money to buy a new domain name then you can go with a .tk or .ml domain name which you can buy from Freenom.com. It is also very easy to buy a domain name from Freenom. You will get this domain name free for 1 year.
What is Hosting?
Hosting is the place where the files of your website will be stored. You can simply call a hosting as a computer which you rents and it stores your website’s files.
Types of Web Hosting:
There are many types of web hosting which you will see while buying one. Here I have told you how you can get a hosting that suits you and your needs.
1. Shared Hosting:
Shared hosting is a type of hosting which is shared among others. You can say that on a particular computer your website’s files will be stored along with other’s.
If you have just put a step toward creating your own website then should go for a shared hosting plan. Since this shared hosting is good for websites having low traffic and they are also affordable. It will be good for websites having a traffic of 1000-3000 per month.
Bluehost offers shared Hosting starting at just $3.95/month. You can see their plans down there or by clicking here.
2. VPS Hosting:
Virtual Private Server or VPS is a type of in which you get guaranteed amounts of RAM, CPU and storage. It is not like shared hosting in which you have to share those resources with others. In this hosting, you have all the root access and you can do whatever you want with your hosting.
Similarly, Bluehost offers VPS hosting starting at $19.95/month you can see their plans by clicking here.
3. Dedicated Hosting:
Dedicated Hosting is just the upgraded version of VPS hosting with more power and storage.
Bluehost offers dedicated hosting starting at $79.99/month. You can see their plans — click here.
How to Buy Web Hosting?
There are many web hosting providers out there in the market but you should only choose those who have a good reputation. If you ask me I will tell you to go with BlueHost.
You can go to their website and see all the plans they have and buy the one you like.
How to get hosting for free?
There are many websites out there providing free hosting. I have listed some of them here so you can simply go to their website and Sign up for an account and make your website live. These are:
There are certain disadvantages like low uptime, low server capacity but you can still use them to learn about how a website works.
If you need any help then you can simply comment down below.