Even before you begin planning and designing your new website, you can start by registering a domain name and choosing a hosting company.
Registering a Domain Name
Registering a domain name is very easy and takes only a few minutes. The most difficult part is finding an available domain name that you like. Remember the basics of picking a domain name:
- Keep it short and easy to read and type
- Avoid numbers and hyphens
- Consider including key words that relate to your business
- Make sure your domain name is not trademarked
- Use an appropriate domain extension (.com, .net, .org, etc.)
Choosing a Hosting Company
Choosing a hosting company is also very easy. There are many types of hosting companies available. Most are very affordable. I suggest you search the internet for the latest reviews and ratings of web hosting companies to get an idea of the best and worst. A high quality option for WordPress sites is WP engine.
Note: I am not affiliated in any way with Namecheap, Tierra Net or WP engine.