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How To Register A Domain Name And Hosting Space For A Website

This article will try explain step by step instructions on registering your own domain name, hosting space and how to upload.

Hosting Space

What is Bandwidth

What is the difference between Windows and Linux host?

Domain Name

So many hosting and domain registration websites, simple please

How to Upload a website

For your website you need somewhere to store all your files. Documents, Images, etc. Pricings for hosting can vary from $3.95 up to $15 or more per month, depending on a few things (Number of Visitors, large files hosted, images)

Each hosting plan you look at has a bandwidth limit, this is normally a per month limit, if you look at bandwidth like a bunch of cars on a highway it tells you how many cars are allow to go on a highway before you need to add another lane, it also means that only a certain amount of cars can go via that highway per month. If you have big video file (a large truck) it takes up more bandwidth. Smaller files/images mean smaller cars, meaning more traffic can go through, so try making files small if possible.

When you see on a hosting website, “Windows server” or “Linux server” then its giving you the option on what programming language your website is written in. Talk to your webmaster about this. PHP programming language runs on Linux systems and ASP programming language runs on Windows systems.

You buy your hosting or host it on your own machine; You need a simple way to point to your hosting space. For your website to look professional and easy to remember you can register your own domain name. A domain name is looks like: “” or “” etc. They come in many extensions, the most common being .COM. Domain names are extremely cheap now days and I’d recommend.

I’ve used the internet for a while now and there’s hundreds and hundreds of hosting website and domain name registration places. Main thing that I’ve been caught out with is not enough bandwidth.

An example of a hosting plan:

Economy Plan:

o 5 GB Space o 250 GB Transfer

o 500 Email Accounts o FREE! Software

o 10 MySQL Databases o 50 Email Forwards

o Forums, Blogging, Photo Galleries o No ads

This particular one provides 5GB space for photos documents etc, and 250GB of Bandwidth, that is huge! But also includes extras like one click forum installs or photo galleries, look at for these as they may save you a lot of time.

If via the above plan, you can use the program “Microsoft frontpage” or FTP to upload your website. There are many free FTP clients such as a program called “smart ftp”. For full details on how to connect to your website host check out their website.