Owning a Domain Name
What do I need to have a site on my own domain?
1) FIND A DOMAIN:
2) PURCHASE A DOMAIN. A domain is the part after the www. and includes a .com, .org .edu...etc
For example, www.thisismydomain.com. Domains usually cost around $10-$12/year for .com or less for less popular extensions.
3) PURCHASE HOSTINGYou must also purchase "hosting", which is basically hard-drive space online where you will upload your files to.
Hosting usually costs around $4-$5/mo with discounts if you purchase multiple years. Your "host" will give you hard-drive space (or "server space"), a bandwidth allowance (amount of information that can be transferred to and from your account, and will also often offer email accounts, databases, and other items.
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