Web Hosting Overview

Step 1) Domain Registration

The first thing you'll need is a domain name. A domain name consists of a "top level" like .com, .biz, .org, .net, etc. and a "second level" of your choosing. Together, they make up a unique name that can be used to identify your business or personal site on the web.

Once your domain name has been registered, the info is sent out to servers all over the world. When this process is finished (usually 24 to 48 hours) anyone in the world can access your domain name.

This means that you can type http://your_domain.tld (where tld stands for any of the top level domains, .com, .biz, .net, etc. you choose) in any web browser in the world and get to your site.

Of course, you must have “content” on your website for people to see. At EZ-Web.biz, once you have registered your domain name, we put a “starter page” in place for the world to see that you have registered the domain.

What will you pay for this service? Good question. Domain names cost anywhere between $16.99 per year to $10.99 per year, based on number of years (you receive a volume discount when you register for more than one year). For more information, visit the pricing section of our website at www.EZ-Web.biz.

When choosing a domain name, you should try and keep it simple, yet descriptive. It should be catchy, if possible. If location is important, then try to include it in the name, but remember to keep the name simple and easy to remember.

Now, let’s move on to hosting options.