I want my own website but haven't got a clue on what to do really, more on the buying a domain name side. Where should I buy a domain from and how much should I expect to be charged? I have found a website, names.co.uk, that offers 1 year for £15, is this the average price or a scam?
asked Mar 13 '11 at 15:37
Domain names ending in .co.uk can be bought @ GBP 9.99 for two years on names.co.uk. I guess the GBP 15 should include hosting. I see this site offers free hosting if you purchase a .co.uk domain name for two years.
Domain names ending in .com cost GBP 24.99 for two years. This looks more expensive than GoDaddy.
I think GoDaddy is good place to go, where you can buy a domain name, hosting and a build a site using a "site builder." You get a discount when you bundle products together.
If you are getting started on webpages I recommend using webs which is a good place to get started, the pages have pay ver if you want to upgrade later on.
answered Mar 16 '11 at 07:50
Buying a Domain Name is only the first step in creating a website. Along with the Domain Name, you need to purchase a hosting plan package so your website actually shows up. I would highly recommend going with GoDaddy. They are very cheap and reliable.
As far as actually building your website, using WordPress or SquareSpace is probably the easiest solution. WordPress is free (this is what I use and Chris Pirillo use's to build our websites) and SquareSpace is a paid service. With these, you need to set up MySQL so your hosting package recognizes the source so your website goes live.
My website: http://techjohnson.com
Chris Pirillo's website: http://chris.pirillo.com
These will show you two ways of how you can use WordPress. With WordPress, themes are endless! You can get hundreds of free themes or paid themes. Totally up to your budget.
answered Mar 16 '11 at 09:54
I would recommend using Streamline.net and buying the hosting and getting the domain for free.
Beware of repeat payments as these can jump up steeply. For example on names.co.uk I brought a .co.uk for a year for £9.99, for the second year it cost me £30.00 SO watch out for that.
answered Mar 17 '11 at 15:24