This is a very basic web hosting guide which was written especially for newbies. In this guide, you’ll learn how to identify your actual requirements, choosing the right hosting provider and plan for your needs, and setting up your website for the first time. I also included a few general tips on things to look out for so you don’t fall for sneaky tactics that can catch you off guard and make you waste money on unnecessary things.
Please note that this guide is mostly a guide on shared hosting, although other types of hosting plans are briefly discussed as well.
Most of the information regarding hosting account setup and other settings are based on the cPanel control panel. However, the steps should be very similar to the ones posted here even if your host uses a different control panel.
I hope you find this guide helpful in selecting the web hosting provider you’re going to sign up with. Enjoy!
I’ve divided this guide into different sections to make it organized, and of course to make it easier for you to skip things you already know.