Have you always wanted to have your own website but didn't know how to publish it? Under our guidance, website hosting will be much easier than you thought! Here's how to host a website on your own domain.
Step 1. Prepare the base
The site needs two things:
- A unique domain name registered with a DNS (Domain Name Server) linking a domain name to a unique IP (Internet Protocol) address.
- A place. Each site should have its own place assigned to it. It is provided by servers, many of which are privately owned.
Step 2. Find out if your name is free
Many sites (eg domainsbot) catalog free domain names. Alternatively, you can simply write the address in the URL field on your browser and see if a site exists with that address.
Step 3. Find a site offering similar domain names that are currently available
Searching for an occupied title will give you several similar unoccupied ones. For example, if you wanted to register domainhostingcompany.com, then a search will tell you that this name is taken, but domainhostingcompany.co is still free.
Step 4. Register a domain
Find a domain registrar and write down your domain (just search for “domain registrar” to find it). You will likely need to pay an initial fee and an annual fee to retain your domain name. After that, the registrar will provide you with access to the control panel on the site.
Step 5. Manage the site
On the control panel, you can check the amount of disk space and monthly consumption range, upload and download files from the site and update them using FTP.
Step 6. Add themes
There are several programs that add themes (design) to the site.
In order to find the best service, collect information about different providers
- Don't register too much space if you don't plan to use it in the near future.
- If you have more than one site, then it is best for you to create a reseller account, then you can keep as many sites as you like.