In the previous lesson, I talked about the importance of having your own website, and we went through the process of registering a domain name.
Now it’s time to take the next step toward getting your website up and running…
(Watch this video…)
1) The resources and tools that you’ll need
-Plenty of storage space and data transfer
-Cpanel control panel (I wouldn’t go anywhere without it)
-MySQL, PHP, etc…
-Fantastico scripts installer (one click WordPress, etc)
2) Great support
-look for 24/7 support, and multiple support options
-If your website isn’t online, it’s not making money!
4) Affordable price.
1) Get web hosting.
In the video, I talk about how to choose a hosting plan that best meets the needs of your business. Essentially, it comes down to this question:
How many websites do you intend to have?
If you only plan on having one website (ever), then you should go with a single hosting plan such as Hostgator’s “Baby” plan. You can get started with your first month for as cheap as one penny by using my coupon code during checkout.
ERICSTIPSCOUPON ($9.95 OFF)
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If you plan on having multiple websites, your best option is to get a Reseller account, such as Hostgator’s “Aluminum” reseller plan. This will allow you to launch an unlimited number of websites without having to pay any additional hosting costs.
Watch the video for a comparison of shared hosting, reseller hosting accounts, and dedicated servers to see which one is best for your business.
After you’ve obtained hosting, we’ll want to make sure your domain is pointing to your hosting account, and we’ll get familiarized with the tools you’ll be using (I’ll be covering those things in the next lesson).
As always, you are welcome to post your questions and comments below 🙂
Have a great day!