how to host a domainSetting up your own domain and finally starting a website is not that hard as it sounds. You don’t have to be a tech savvy guy, nor a programmer. If you follow the simple steps below, you will have your website setup in no time. The very first step, of course, is to buy a domain name.

There are many registrars on the internet where you can buy these, but we will get more into detail about domain registrars in another article.

Godaddy is probably the most famous one, because they have a large advertising budget, but there are a lot of better options then GD, for example name.com and namesilo.com. These are a lot cheaper then Godaddy, offering pretty much the same service, and you even get free (or discounted) whois privacy. Once you have bought your domain name successfully and it has been transferred or released to your account, there are some steps you will need to follow.

Privacy Protection

First, you will need privacy protection for your domain. The biggest reason for this is to keep your domain private and keep your blog network protected. You want very little if no information out there regarding your blog networks, and privacy protection will help with this.

Find a good webhosting company

If you don’t know yet, Hostgator is the #1 hosting company, so head over to the Hostgator Review page or the Hostgator vs Bluehost comparison page and read it.

Private Blog Network Hosting

An essential element of your blog network is using diverse C-Class IP addresses for any site within your network. Although there are a multitude of reasons for this, the main reason is to help keep your network safeguarded.

Unique NameServers

For each account you have, you will want new nameservers. It is best to go with nameservers that are similar to your domain.

Once you log in, and choose the domain name you want from your account, you then need to proceed to the Nameserver Registration page. Once you have proceeded to this page you will end up on another page, and typically nameservers will be suggested for you, which are based off of your domain name.

You then plug in the IP address for your hosting account in each box and then click on Add Nameservers.

Follow up with adding your new nameserver addresses. You are done! Now you know everything about How to Set Up and Host your Domain.

This process takes anywhere from a couple minutes to an hour or two for it all to function correctly and have the nameservers transmit across the Internet. Keep in mind that you might see an error message when attempting to set up WordPress on your website. This is normal and simply means you have to wait and try again later.