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Create Your Own Website Using WordPress in a Weekend by Alannah Moore

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2Your domain and hosting

Deciding on a Domain Name and a Host

Before you start building your website, there are two things you need:
  • > a domain name
  • > hosting for your website

A domain is the web address of a website. For example, Google’s domain name is www.google.com.

For a self-hosted WordPress site, you will need to buy a domain name. If you use WordPress.com, you will be given an address that looks something like this: mysite.wordpress.com. Or you can purchase your own domain and use it with your WordPress.com site. I recommend you do this if you’re using the hosted version, as having a website with wordpress.com in it doesn’t look very professional.

Domain names cost in the region of $10 a year, and they can be purchased from a company ...

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