What do you need to get your website online?

Websites are so common these days, one would think that with a few clicks of the keyboard anyone could have their own. In a sense, that’s true but the process itself isn’t quite so straightforward.

The design and development of your personal website are a huge part of this process, but you can’t forget the nuts and bolts of how to get your website online. In this case, those nuts and bolts come in the form of your “domain name” and “hosting account.” Without these two essential pieces, you won’t be able to publish your site to the World Wide Web.

The domain name (yourname.com) is simply the URL address your online visitors will type in to locate your website. The hosting account, on the other hand, is the physical web space (the server) at which your website resides. Just like the files stored on your own computer, your website consists of files that take up space on a server.

Where do you go for a domain name or hosting account?

When it comes to purchasing your domain name and hosting account, there are plenty of options available to meet your needs. At LP Creative Co. we are an agency parter with the popular WordPress Hosting company, FlyWheel. We offer web hosting services and recommend this host to our clients. For Domain registration we would recommend BlueHost.

Domains can cost anywhere from $5 to $15, and are usually renewed every year. You may also choose to domain privacy protection. Hosting packages, however, come in many shapes and sizes. We recognize that each business comes with unique needs and we’ll walk you through the hosting plans we offer through FlyWheel.

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