You are building your first website and you don’t know where to start ?
I hope this page will help you a bit !
1 – Domain name
A domain name is the address your customer is going to use to reach your website : for instance steven-luong.com
For a given domain, you could have different subdomain : for instance www.steven-luong.com or blog.steven-luong.com
Once you buy a domain, all the possible subdomain are yours.
Pricing : This costs in general around 20$/y
2 – Server / Host
A server or host is an actual computer located somewhere in the world (or what people define as the “cloud”).
This website is for example running on a computer in France, provided by OVH
You have plenty of options for providers and can find different benchmarks based on your location and performance needs
Pricing : While it depends on the machine specifications, you could have a server for 100$/y
3 – How are they related ?
A domain name (and sub domain names) points to a specific server / host
As a business owner, you could have multiple domain names (steven-luong.com, slapps.fr) but pointing to the same server or even the same website
4 – Providers
You therefore have different kind of providers : domain providers, hosting providers, sometimes both (like OVH)
Some providers also offers some package solutions (domain + hosting + website tools – see below).
1 – Wix
2 – WordPress
3 – Others
Where to start
Test what you can – Wix / WordPress
2 – Still don t know ?