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How to Start a Website Basic Tutorial Part 2 – Hosting

Welcome to part 2 of our tutorial on how to start up a website. If you missed part 1, you can read it here. Now on to part 2, hosting.

Part 2 – Hosting

Now that you’ve bought you domain name, you need to find a company to host it for you. Hosting allows your website to be stored and backed up, and enables it so that people can access it via the internet. While you can find many companies to host your site for you, we recommend choosing one that will give you excellent customer support, as well as great uptime (meaning your website is always accessible). Many people are too cheap to pay the extra for a quality host, and instead are left with headaches down the road. Personally, we think it is worth an extra few dollars a month for quality hosting. Just make a decision to buy one less cup of coffee every month, and you’ll have the difference paid for. The following are our top choices for excelling quality hosting, as well as great English speaking tech support:

We think that  Namecheap and GoDaddy are great for cheap domain names, but honestly I think Godaddy hosting isn’t near the quality you will get from the companies above. They have all been reviewed at some point on this site, so if you want to read more about them, just select the one you want from the main page of our site.

Check back soon for part 3 in our series, Installing WordPress.

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