How to Obtain A Website Domain and Hosting- Written by Deanne Morian
Launching a new custom website is exciting and can be game changing for your business. We work hard to ensure your new website is branded to your business and represents you as an industry leader without you having to spend too much time on the nuances such as obtaining your website domain (if needed) and hosting.
During the website design and development process, we won’t need much from you except for graphic design feedback, copy, and photography assets. We want to make it as simple as possible for you!
Once we are ready to launch your website, we will need your participation to get the task complete. This involves getting your website domain ready for launch and making sure you have proper hosting for your new custom website.
Purchasing your website domain is a fairly simple process. The challenge arises when your business name is taken and you need to come up with a variation to use as your website domain name.
For our website, we purchased www.MotionTactic.com. If your business was also called Motion Tactic, you would need to find a variation of the name to use as your website domain.
Sample website domain names could be: www.MotionTacticAgency.com, www.MotionTacticCollective.com, www.MotionTacticCreative.com, etc.
If you need to purchase a domain name for your company, we recommend using Namecheap. Through this website, you will be able to utilize their website domain search and determine if your business name is available.
Website domains are typically subscription based, which means you will need to pay for it yearly in order to keep it. Set a calendar reminder to make sure you pay for your domain each year to avoid getting it purchased by someone else.
In addition to your website domain, you will also need to set up a subscription to a hosting account. Website hosting is responsible for getting your website on the web.
We recommend using either Flywheel or WP Engine for your website hosting. Once you create an account and get payment set up, we can connect your website hosting to your WordPress website and get it live!
If you have any questions about how to purchase a website domain or website hosting, our team is more than happy to help you with this process!