Now that youve picked your blogs topic and chosen its CMS (hopefully WordPress), its time to talk about selecting a domain name and hosting account.
First, you need to decide which company you would like to use for your domain registration and/or hosting account.
You dont have to go with the same company for your domain registration and hosting needs, however, Ive found it to be much easier to just go ahead use the same company for both.
While there are plenty of great companies out there, personally, I use GoDaddy.com. Its cheap, easy to use, and whenever Ive had a question, Ive received very prompt customer support.
In fact, I frequently get calls from GoDaddy with offers that have ultimately helped me save hundreds of dollars on hosting.
Enough with my sales pitch; lets get into how to select a domain name and the best hosting service for your needs.
Youll want to pick a domain name thats relevant to your blogs topic and key words. Doing this will help to establish the legitimacy of your site, as well as help you when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO).
Unfortunately, because there are so many websites already up and running not to mention domain squatters finding an obvious domain name will be pretty tough, if not impossible, to do!