To create your first stunning website, you need a domain and a hosting.I have used a lot of domain names and hostings from different companies.If I want to create a website, I like to buy domain name and hosting from same company. I have used godaddy for more than eight years now. Their service is excellent and immediate, their hosting is very stable.They provide friendly, expert service and support, that’s available 24/7.
GoDaddy is the world’s #1 domain name registrar.If you shop around you can find discounts and coupons for domain name registration, all for up to 70% less than their competitors.
GoDaddy uses cPanel(Linux) and Plesk(Windows) ,both are common control panel for hosting accounts. The control panel lets you access and activate hosting account features.
To register your domain and set up hosting:(Of course , you can register a domain without a hosting)
- Register for an account at GoDaddy
- Choose your hosting plan(I recommend ‘Economy’ plan, $12 for the first year, include a free domain, Promotional code: cjcmxnhst1)
- You can get a free domain with your hosting plan
- Follow the instructions to pay for your hosting plan
- Click the ‘set up’ to set up your hosting , it is very easy, you just need to follow the instructions
- You can install a wordpress in five minutes, you can set it up in cPanel or Plesk by click you mouse.
As I said before, I absolutely LOVE WordPress – with a little bit of reading, it’s easy enough to set up and very flexible. There are lots of tutorials and videos available for free online. However, you can usually find someone capable of helping you out for just a few bucks.