My host is Just Host (also called Host Clear). I can confidently recommend this host, they have treated me well, are easy to use and offer immediate online chat for solutions if you get stuck. There’s a lot of others out there, and a few are ones I’ve tried that have disappointed me. There are other good hosts, but I can’t recommend a product I haven’t tried. Maybe ask around.
Once you’re signed up with your host, and you have your log in details, go to the home page and log in.
This will take you to the ‘cPanel’ (control panel). It looks pretty scary! Don’t worry, you’ll never need to touch most of those buttons.
|Yes, I have a lot of domains|
BEFORE YOU PURCHASE
You are all done registering your very groovy domain name! Maybe you chose your author name, or your blog name, or both. The next step is installing your WordPress theme, to do that you need to go to ‘Hosting’ (second word in the blue bar at the top of the page, right past ‘Home’).
This will take you back to the cPanel. I’ll post all the instructions on installing WordPress to your new site in my next post!
If you are not ready to set up a new website, but think you’ll want this information, don’t worry, I’ve decided to put all these posts together into a guide for everyone as soon as I’m done (for free of course, if you want to pay, there are better experts on the subject!).
And if you get impatient and rush ahead and then get stuck? Don’t worry, help is a click away! Up the top on the right-hand side, if you click on ‘Help?’, a drop-down menu appears: