You need to get three things to set up your site: a domain, a web host, and site content. If this is all new to you, it may help to think of the process like throwing a house party – only you’re starting by building the house.
Domain name is like a street address
1. Your Domain Name
Step one is choosing and registering a domain. Your site domain is like the lot where you’ll build your site. Every domain has a name, just like every house has a street address, so visitors can find you.
2. Web Hosting
Next you’ll need choose a web hosting service to take care of the construction and wiring. Your web host provides the space, access, hardware, and security your site will need.
3. Site Content
When you have a domain and a host, you’re ready to put up content to create your site. This is the step where you choose a template to organize site content like your portfolio, an online shop, a blog, and more. Think of it as furnishing your new house to delight your visitors.
When all that’s in place, you’re ready to throw a housewarming party and launch your site. With a reliable web host taking care of access, storage, and security, you can focus on making your guests comfortable and helping them find what they want.