Hardly. As a matter of fact it may be the easiest thing you do!
Most all Hosts signups are the same. for this example I’ll use GreenGeeks.
Step 1: Click the button to go to their site (or here)
Step 2: You should see a large button there to view their shared hosting plans. Typically most new sites need just the basic shared hosting plan. These run somewhere around $5 a month.
Click that and you’ll have a window with just 2 options.
Do you have a Domain Name?
If you need a domain you can start searching with the box on the left. If that domain is taken they’ll suggest options or you can try other ideas. If the domain name is not taken you’ll have the ability to purchase it right there!
If you already have a domain name, enter it in the box on the right.
Step 3: Billing Information
Now just fill out the form…
IMPORTANT: Enter your billing information and when it comes to the package you’ll need make sure you buy at least 1 year of hosting in advance. Google looks poorly on websites with short lifespan hosting. Spammers and malicious types will setup sites and host them for days or months. You don’t want to look like one of them!
When you are done – click the “Create My Account” button and you’ll be on your way.
BONUS: You’ll next be taken to a page of options that you might be interested in adding on. Items like privacy, backup and the like. Generally speaking most people don’t need these – and they can always be added on later.
* they’ll need to confirm your account as well – typically this is just a quick phone call in the next few hours.
Want to explore other Hosting options? Check out my post on Web Hosting Ideas.
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