Domain Name is the unique name of your website (www.yourbussinessname.com) . Once you purchase a name from a domain registry, you own it!
You’re required to renew your domain name every year. Most domain name registry sites allow you to purchase your domain for multiple years.
Depending on the popularity of the name (and if its available) A domain name can cost you anywhere from $5 – $17 Per yr
What Is Hosting
Hosting (also called web hosting) put’s your domain name live across the internet. Web hosting companies are usually ran by big name companies. Your website can not be seen by anyone if you don’t have a hosting company to put your website across the internet.
Here are my recommendations for hosting and domain name companies. They are priced great and offer quality services
Namecheap.com is where you can purchase your domain name from usually charge around $8-$12 and offer free ssl security (in most cases)
Siteground.com/go/saleprice Hosting at siteground usually cost you anywhere from $3-$8 a month billed yearly. They also have secure services as well a brilliant support teams
Steps to setup hosting
1. Choose “managed wordpress hosting”
2. Choose from the 3 monthly payment options (yearly). I suggest the (start up) $6.98 per month. Its billed annually and you can always upgrade.
3. Enter your domain, select payment period – buy your done! ( adding extra services is up to you, i wouldn’t recommend it )
Make sure to remember your login info for both accounts. You’ll need to give it to your web designer.