Hosting companies are the people who run the
huge servers that keep sites visible online. To use hosting,
you establish an account with the host company and then you "point
your domain" to that account. A hosting account is not
expensive and is a monthly charge. The best have full
instructions for new users and good customer service to answer
questions you may have.
To point your domain you go to the place where
you registered your domain and change the dns to match that given
to you by your new hosting company.
Trying to use free hosting or find the cheapest
host is a big mistake. Hosting is the hub for your sites and
you want a host company that is large, known for quality and
reliability - and who will be around for years with no
Hostgator is the hosting I
fully recommend and I personally use. I've used about ten
other host accounts and each one had problems of one sort or
another. I've had no problems in the years I've used
Why not use free hosting? Because you will
have significant downtime when your sites are not visible, you will
have ads showing on your site that make you no money, and the
hosting can disappear at any time.
Changing hosting servers means re-installing all
of your sites, repointing your domains - and is a time wasting,
frustrating task. Avoid it and go with good hosting from the
If you plan to build multiple sites, get the
smallest "reseller account" from Hostgator. For $24.95 per
month you can host as many sites as you want. You have a
control panel to access all of the sites at once and a cpanel for
each site to track everything that happens on your site.