The Engine That Makes Your WordPress Website Go
When I first started building websites, one of the first mental hurdles was which Hosting company was the best for where I was at the time, the money it took to invest in it and how difficult would it be to learn the dashboard settings effectively without breaking the whole internet; or at least the site.
What I learned is that, for some reason, these tech people are actually pretty nice and helpful at Hostgator. They tend to want to help you and you get your problems solved talking to someone who knows what to do, or at least they know which direction to point you in.
From my experience, the main things you’ll use the hosting for, early on, is setting up your email accounts and launching your website(s).
Let’s say you have no website at all. You can still set up professional email accounts for your domain names like “firstname.lastname@example.org” if you want a personal email or “email@example.com” if you need an email address for your website’s admin or contact page that you set up.
Hosting is like that engine that makes it go. You can pay by the month, 6 months or by the year, depending on your needs and the hosting company you use. There are many videos online that compare the different Hosting providers and why this one’s better than that one and which one is faster, etc.
The key to remember is that you have to get started without getting too deep into the minutia and not taking action. You may find later on that you might want to add an additional Hosting provider to see which is better or to diversify a little bit without having all the eggs in one basket.
After all, there are ways you can move almost ANYTHING if you have your own hosting. You can move domain names, website, hosting, email etc. I know how it is. You really don’t want to have to go through that later, but NOT starting takes more out of your progress than anything else.
You would be surprised how much you can get done in a few hours of intent work once you get started. The process can move as fast or slow as you want it to.
Let’s say you get a Hosting package where you can set up multiple sites and emails. If you build a site from bottom to top ONCE, you’re familiar. Once you do it 3 times, you’ve learned enough to know which plugins you prefer and for what functions. You may even have a theme or two that you’re most familiar with or drawn to over others. You could even pick one and make it look different ways, in most cases.
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