Planning your website is the next step as the idea of having a site of your own becomes more real. While you are in this mode, read through to see what you will need, and what the costs will be, as they are recurring. For the most part a domain name and hosting costs just pennies a day, but it is an important consideration.

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The steps are to flesh out your business concept: what do you want your site to do?

sell something?
sell many things?
sell a service?
provide information?
provide a platform to develop your concept?
a mixture of things?

Once you are clearer on what you want to do with your site, you will want to start thinking about a domain name. This name will reflect you concept, and perhaps your geographic location – if that is important.

Then you will need to review the cost of hosting your site. For the most part this is less than $6 per month, and there are many options.

Finally you will need to connect the domain to the hosting using nameservers.