Domains & Hosting
THIS IS EXCITING! IF YOU ARE AT THIS STEP THIS MEANS YOU ARE MAKING PROGRESS TOWARDS STARTING YOUR BLOG!
Your site files storing location
Your actual site
Step 1: Get a Domain
I personally used Bluehost to obtain my current domain mainly because it was easy & affordable. They also offer hosting for $3.95
Use Bluehost's domain name lookup, find a suitable web address, you are able to manage your side through a simple interface. Utilize their control panel to adjust the features to meet your sites needs.
Protect your domain from expiring and being lost by enabling auto-renewal. Switch back to manual renewal at anytime. This ensures your websute domain names are always protected.
After you find your perfect domain, lock it to prevent unauthorized transfers. You can also unlock it at anytime. Bluehost keeps your domain secure at all times.
Hostgator is another option that a lot of bloggers & website builders use. With their Domains they offer:
Prevent unauthorized transfer of your domain names. You are given total control to unlock domain for any reason.
Domain names are auto-renewed by default. This will prevent domain from expiring.
Utilize Hostgator's control panel to easily adjust settings from a single dashboard.
Domain Privacy Protection
For a small fee, your personal information will be unavailable through any WHOIS database, which is publicly available & open to anyone.