What is Web Hosting?
Hosting on the web is where your blog’s content is stored. Using an analogy from Web Hosting in Pakistan is where your blog is located, and your domain is your home. If you are using an unpaid blog on Blogspot or other sites such as Blogspot, you are renting much as you would be renting a house. You don’t have ownership rights to the space in which your data (and your hard work) reside. Your rights are subject to what the landlord decides to do (even the possibility of closing the website! ).
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When I started one of my first blogs was a self-improvement/productivity blog, and I started with a free blog service. I wrote a few “pillar content” that expressed the essence of what I’d learned over the past ten years of managing time, finding purpose in your work, and living a fulfilled life.
I let those five to ten blog posts go live for around 9 months as I moved into the process of creating an online Career Coaching blog with a self-hosted setup. Then, I decided I was eager to put more effort and energy into creating a self-proficient blog. I returned to my “free” blog only to discover that the account had been shut down due to “inactivity” on my part. I was devastated. I lost some important articles that mattered to me. The next day, I decided that I would be in complete control no matter what I did online.
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Steps to a Self-Hosted Blog
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I aim to make the steps as simple as possible without getting too technical or attempting to explain every step. I prefer using Name Cheap for all my domains, and my preferred web hosting service is Host Gator.
Buy a Domain Name
NameCheap and look through the available domain names. If you come across one you like, you can purchase the domain. It’s a fair procedure. The next thing you’ll have to buy is hosting. Remember that your domain name is the name you use to refer to your house. Web Hosting in Lahore is your land where your home (Blog) will be located.
Buy web hosting
I am on the “resellers” package because I own numerous blogs. In the past, I’ve sold a few websites to others. It costs me $24.95 each month, but you may not require this kind of service for those who are just beginning their journey. Host Gator offers beginner plans priced at about $3.95 per month. After you have purchased the Web Hosting package, you will receive an email with your DNS (Domain Name Servers) settings. These are required for you to link your domain to your hosting.
Set up your domain name servers (DNS).
This might sound complicated, but it’s not difficult once you understand what you need to do. You must first access the NameCheap account, where you purchased your domain. Once you have logged in, you must sign into your account. Find “domain name server setup” and click it (see the image below).
On the next screen, you must enter the DNS settings sent to you by Hosting in your welcome email. You will have two DNS servers. You’ll have to copy and paste both for the DNS settings to be properly set up. Check out the picture below to see which domain name servers you must reproduce and copy the DNS configurations.
Once you’ve entered your domain name servers, click to “save changes.” It might take a couple of minutes to complete the process, so allow it to take some time. If you’re interested in knowing whether everything is set up correctly, enter the domain name you purchased into an internet browser. You will see something like the picture below. This doesn’t mean your website is not working. You still have to create the structure of your home (blog), and you’ll do this using WordPress. We will cover in the next post what you need to do to set up WordPress and set it up correctly.