Current course:

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, 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.