Do you want to build your own web blog like my VietCali.com? It’s easy and so affordable. You can have your own web blog up and running in less than an hour. You can have your own website, with your own domain name, in unlimited hosting space for less than $40 a year. Imagine for only 10 cents a day, you get your own cool web site and post whatever you want for the world to see. If you have a business, there is no excuse not to create your own website. Plus if your site is popular you can easily get back the hosting cost by just place ads on your site.
“Ok, I’m sold but how the heck can create my own website” you asked. Relax, I’m here to help. So let’s begin.
Claim your domain name.
I would recommend only go with with .com domain. Forget about others like .net or .org unless you absolutely have to. The .com domain is very popular. Chances are whatever you have in mind for your .com domain will probably already taken. So claim your .com domain early while it’s still available. Most, if not all, hosting service provides domain search and registration. You can use my affiliated hosting service to do the domain search. Go to hostefx.com and check your domain availability. Once you find the name to your liking and it’s available we move to next step. You don’t have to register now. We will do it together when we sign up for the hosting plan. That’s the next step.
Sign up for hosting service..
While you still somewhere on hostefx.com, click on Home to go back to main page and see what are the latest special offers. As of this writing you can start with the cheapest plan called Starter Plan for only $2.75 a month. You can upgrade it anytime you want. Personally, I would recommend the business plan for only $1 extra a month. This way you can have more domain names in case you want to build more sites. The Starter Plan only give you one domain. But if that is all you want then just go with the Starter Plan. All plans have unlimited data storage space. This is cool. I remember back on the old days, I would have to pay a lot extra for step over the data space limit. Anyway get your credit card out and click on the Buy Now button for the plan that you want.
One Click Script Install.
On the registration from, enter all the required fields. But there are two important fields I want you to pay attention to. The first is the Pre-Installed Script. You have the options to install some of the most popular scripts for free with this hosting service. If you like to do something like mine VietCali.com, then I recommend WordPress under the Blog category. WordPress is not just for blogging. There are tons of WordPress themes available for whatever kind of web site you want to do. Most WordPress themes are free and it so easy to install. You can easily switch from one theme to another to see which one fit yours taste. There are other popular script categories but it would take more than simple article to show you what they are and how to work with them. So for this instruction, we stick with choosing WordPress. Remember, it’s not a done deal on whatever you choose here. You can always install whatever script you want later. Or you can also leave this field empty and work with Site Studio later. This is another topic.
The next important field is the “Add a Domain Name to Host”. Add whatever name you decided and searched for earlier in here. If the domain is already registered, click on “Use my existing domain”. Otherwise, just leave it at default “Register New/ Transfer”. Complete all the other required fields on this form and click on Continue.
Follow the simple instructions to finish the sign up procedure. Once finish, you won’t see your site right away. It’s take sometime to propagate your domain name to the name server. But usually you should be able to see your site within the hour. You would receive an email from hostefx.com on how to log in yours host service’s control panel to maintain and work on your site. You also get another email from WordPress on how to log in the administration page to work on WordPress blog. Save those emails in a safe folders for future reference.