First order of business, what is a hosting account? A hosting account is where all of your website content is stored. Every site that you visit on the internet has a server or group of servers where the files will be stored. The hosting account you are getting ready to setup will be your home on the internet. Put in other terms, we just registered your domain name, this is equivalent to your address. Now we are building your house. Although there are multiple types of hosting accounts, this tutorial will focus on setting up shared hosting.The primary decisions when selecting a hosting provider are:
- Choosing Linux or Windows
- How many databases you need
- How much you are willing to pay
On average shared hosting starts around $7 give or take, and can go up from there depending on the features your are provided. This tutorial on BlogMadeSimple.com has been structured to take you through the process of setting up a Linux based hosting account.