Getting a domain and hosting

You’ll need to buy a domain and hosting. Yes, they are different, and yes, you can buy them through the same provider. I recommend Dreamhost for both.

How to register your domain

  1. Under Domains, click Registrations
  2. See if your domain is available.

Hot Tip: Not sure what your domain should be? Your name or business name is a good place to start. If .com isn’t available, don’t stress too much about it. There are so many extensions now, there is no reason to feel like not getting the .com is going to make you miss out on traffic.

  1. Purchase your domain.
  2. Next, upgrade to the basic hosting plan.

Easy, right?

Onward to bigger and better things!