How To Setup Web Hosting For Your Website

How to setup web hosting for your website

Web hosting is like renting space on the internet to make your website accessible to others. Imagine your website as a house and the web hosting as the land it sits on. The land is essentially a powerful computer called a server, where all the files and data of your website are stored. This server is managed by a web hosting provider, like a landlord taking care of the property.

Web Hosting Explained with a House Illustration:

  1. Land (Web Hosting Server): Imagine the land as a big plot where you can build your house. In the digital world, this land is like a powerful computer called a server. The server is where all the files and data of your website will be stored.
  2. House (Your Website): Your website is like a house built on that land. It has different rooms, furniture, and decorations, which in the digital world are your web pages, images, videos, and other content.
  3. Address (Domain Name): To find your house, you need an address. Similarly, to find your website, people use a domain name (like www.yourwebsite.com). This is how others locate and visit your site.
  4. Construction Workers (Web Hosting Provider): Just like you hire construction workers to build your house, you need a web hosting provider to set up and maintain the server. Popular hosting providers include companies like Bluehost, HostGator, or others.
  5. Utilities (Bandwidth and Storage): Your house needs water and electricity to function. Similarly, your website needs bandwidth (for data transfer) and storage (for files). Hosting plans come with different amounts of these resources.

So, in simple terms, web hosting is like renting land to build and store the content of your website, making it accessible to visitors on the internet.

Step 1.- Register a domain

Head to GoDaddy.com and look up your prefered domain name. We recommend your domain name be the exact match of your business name, or the closest match possible. Start with a .com extension then move to .net, etc.

Domain names are reserved on a yearly basis, and once you stop paying for it, it becomes public and available for purchase by anyone.

Some valuable domain names are purchased by company that then resells it for a profit.

Step 2.- Check Nameserver/DNS Records

You can purchase your domain and server (hosting) from the same company, and sometimes they automatically update this information for you. However if you opt to purchase your server from a different vendor like we do, you will need to manually update your domain nameservers or DNS records to align with the right server configuration.

If you don’t know your server Nameservers or IP, you can find out by logging into your cPanel, or by contacting support from your hosting provider.

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Step 3.- Save Changes & Wait

Once you have configured your Nameservers or IP correctly, it may take from a few minutes to a few days to propagate. Be patient and in the mean time head to your server

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