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  Get Web Hosting with Inmotion Hosting

https://digitalmediadiy.com/get/hosting/

Once you have a domain you need a web host. You can purchase web hosting for well under $100 per year with a professional hosting company that will give you great service and performance for a small website. If you don't already have hosting I'll walk you through how to sign up with my preferred host.

How to Purchase Web Hosting

  • Go to InMotion Hosting (affiliate link): https://digitalmediadiy.com/get/hosting/
  • Sign up for Business Hosting
    • Use the launch package unless you need multiple websites or you know you will have a lot of traffic (thousands of visits per day)
    • When asked to select speed zone, choose whatever is closest to where your customers will be. If you are in the middle of the country, either option is fine
    • When asked about "Content Management System Auto Installer" select No, Thanks. We will install WordPress in a later video.
    • Look for an email from Inmotion Hosting, set your password, and login to your Account Management Panel
    • Go to Account Technical Details and find Nameserver 1 and Nameserver 2
  • Go back to Namecheap and edit your DNS to point to Inmotion Hosting
    • Go to your domain and change NamecheapBasicDNS to Custom DNS
    • Paste the nameserver values from Inmotion Hosting here and save with the green check.
    • It can take up to 48 hours to complete the change, but it typically happens in less than 1 hour.
  • Great Job! Your domain is now live at your new web host.

You are about halfway done with the initial setup of your site. The next step is to install WordPress.

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