Let’s dive right into it
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Go ahead and purchase your Domain name + Web Hosting from Namecheap.
Once you land on the Namecheap homepage, enter your desired domain name in the text box, and search to see if your chosen name is available. This is your chance to be very creative. You may find that most of the names you will come up with at first have already been registered by someone else. Keep trying till you find a name that matches your personal brand or business.
The moment your creative genius is unleashed and your chosen domain name is shown as available, you see something similar to the above picture. Most .com domains cost only $8.88/Year; the cheapest you can get in the market. If interested, click “Add to cart” to proceed with Web Hosting. A menu containing the Hosting Plans will pop up. Select Web Hosting. Positive SSL is also recommended in case you want to give your website some extra security (you might have heard about HTTPS).
When you select Web Hosting as in the above image, you see a list of the Hosting Plans as shown below.
For most people reading this, the Stellar Plan which costs only $2.88/Month should meet all your website needs. If you’re a “tech guy” like me who hosts more than 30 websites (and still counting), you might want to consider the Stellar Plus or Stellar Business Plan as they offer unlimited bandwidth. Add your chosen plan to your cart to proceed. You should see a summary of every item you’ve added till this point in your cart as shown in the picture below.
You can choose to add more items till you’re completely satisfied (just make sure you know what each item is used for). To proceed, click view cart to review and check out. You will be directed to a page to review your items. As you can see below, my total cost at this point is only $11.94. You might also want to change the billing frequency from 1 Month to 1 Year. This way you get more discounts in exchange for the long term commitment.
From the cart review page, you should click on confirm order to complete your purchase. After that, you’re taken to a registration page similar to the one below.
You need to supply your personal details here. Please be sure to enter your personal details correctly as you will need them to login after you create your website. After entering your details, you’re redirected to a payment page where you pay with your credit card. This is the last stage, and you should have your website up and running once your payment goes through.
Installing WordPress (Content Management System) on your website is the additional step to make your website look presentable even if you have no knowledge of how to code; this is quite easy to follow.
Watch the Video Tutorial for WordPress Installation
If got stuck at any point, you can comment directly on this post to get guidance on how to solve your problem.
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At this point, I will leave you to go explore on your own. Go launch your dream project on the Web!
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