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Create Your Website or Blog: Get Webhosting

After you have found your best domain name and registered it you need to get webhosting. Webhosting is the space where your website files, the actual website, that people see, when they type in your domain name in their browser, are stored. Without webhosting nobody could access your website.

Should you get webhosting with the same company where you registered your domain name? Of course, you could do that or could also buy a webhosting package where a domain name is already included. My personal recommendation is to register the domain name and webhosting with different companies.

In case you have trouble with the webhosting company and want to switch to another it's much easier to move your domain name to another webhosting company if you registered it separately from your webhosting. If you purchased a webhosting where a free domain is included you can't move this domain to another webhosting provider since this domain was part of a package.


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LeslieAdrienne wrote on July 28, 2014, 3:53 PM

Good information for us all... Thanks for letting us know.... God Bless You!

janetwrites wrote on July 28, 2014, 4:15 PM

You are welcome, LeslieAdrienne and thanks a lot for your kind words.

LoudMan wrote on July 28, 2014, 5:32 PM

Very helpful stuff. Thank you. I'm re-considering an approach to starting another website but, then again, with everyone "innovating online, I'm betting now would be a great time to do something non-Internet centered.

janetwrites wrote on August 1, 2014, 3:05 PM

TheresaWiza, thank you for reading and commenting. I hope so, too but we can never be sure about that.

janetwrites wrote on August 1, 2014, 3:11 PM

Thank you, LoudMan. Yes, a non-Internet topic would be a better approach because you won't have too much competition.

nbaquero wrote on August 2, 2014, 6:21 AM

janetwrites Good tip on keeping your webhosting separate from your domain registrar, makes a lot of sense.