To set up your hosting, you will follow these steps:
Watch the video for a walk-through of exactly how to do this.
Mark this lesson complete and move on to the next step: installing WordPress!
Web hosting is a service that allows you to store your website’s files and data on a server, so it can be accessed by users over the internet. Without hosting, your website wouldn’t be visible or accessible to anyone. A good hosting provider ensures that your website loads quickly and is always available to your visitors.
There are many hosting providers available, but it’s important to choose a reliable and reputable one. While it may be tempting to go for the cheapest option, this can often lead to issues with reliability and poor customer support. I recommend SiteGround as a hosting provider for the following reasons:
To set up your hosting, you’ll also need to configure DNS hosting and an SSL certificate. I recommend using Cloudflare for this, as they offer these services for free and are used by some of the biggest companies in the world.
DNS (Domain Name System) is the system that translates your domain name into an IP address, allowing users to access your website. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security protocol that encrypts data transmitted between your website and its visitors, protecting sensitive information like login credentials and personal data.
Watch the video to see a walk-through of exactly how to do this.
Set up your own hosting by following the assignment, then you’ll be ready to move on to the next step: installing WordPress!