You’ve got a great idea for a blog, online store or website. Now you just need a home for it.
That home consists of two parts:
Setting up those two parts is easier than it may sound and whether you use ComputerGeeks2Go’s simple domain name registration and hosting service or another service, such as GoDaddy, the process is similar.
Are you ready? Because in five simple steps and five short minutes, you’ll have yourself a brand new home for your website!
Step 1: Register Your Domain Name
There are two simple ways to search for and register your domain name on the ComputerGeeks2Go website.
- – Head to our Hosting Page and type the name you want to check into the “Check for Your Domain Today” box and click Check Now. (Figure 1)
- – Go straight to our “Domain Checker” page for a more “advanced” search option. (Figure 2)
If your desired domain name is available, you’ll see a green “Congratulations!” statement.
If it’s not available, you’ll have the option of searching again for a different extension (.org instead of .com, for example) or even one of your “backup” name choices.
Once you’re satisfied with your name, or you’ve received the “Congratulations!” message, make sure the box next to your domain name, under the “More Choices” section, is checked and click Order Now.
Step 2: Add a Hosting Package
Now you’re given the option to add hosting to your order as well.
Under your domain name (in this example “writersfitnessplan.com”) you’ll find two headings:
- – Hosting
- – Registration Period
If you haven’t added hosting yet, you’ll see red text informing you that you have “No Hosting” but you can “Click to Add.” (Figure 3)
Click on the red text that says No Hosting! Click to Add! to go to the next step and add a hosting package to your order.
Step 3: Choose Your Hosting Package
On this screen, you can select the best hosting package for your site’s needs*. When you’ve decided on your hosting package, click Order Now to add it to your cart. (Figure 4)
On the next screen, since we’re adding hosting to our new domain name, make sure that the first selection “Use a domain already in my shopping cart” is checked and click Continue. (Figure 5)
Step 4: Choose Your Hosting Billing Cycle
For your hosting plan, you can choose to pay monthly, quarterly or yearly. Choose the billing plan that’s right for you and click Add to Cart & Checkout. (Figure 6)
Step 5: Review Your Cart and Checkout
This is it! You’re only another click away from welcoming your new domain name to the Internet.
After you’ve reviewed your cart, you can log in, if you’re an existing ComputerGeeks2Go customer, or create an account for yourself by filling in the form on this page. Don’t forget to check the box next to “I have read and agree to the Terms of Service.” (Figure 7)
Once you’re ready, click on Complete Order to see you’re payment options. You’ll soon receive a few emails confirming your order and your new account. It’s important to SAVE the email that says New Account Information.
This email has all of the information you’ll need to access your new website.
If you run into any problems or have any questions during this process (or afterwards), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.