How To Setup Web Hosting - Fast and Low Cost
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How To Setup Web Hosting - Fast and Low Cost

This course helps you take the very first steps in creating a new website from choosing the name to setting up hosting.
4.5 (107 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,603 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2016
Price: Free
  • 35 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Effectively choose a domain name
  • Use a tool for domain name brainstorming
  • Sign up for a web hosting account at a good price
  • Connect the new domain to the hosting account
  • Navigate around cPanel in the hosting account
  • Install WordPress with the famous one-click installation
  • Install Filezilla FTP software
  • Use FTP to backup the website files
  • Use phpMyAdmin to backup the WordPress database
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  • You will need an internet connection
  • If you have an idea for your website that will help you select a domain name, great! If you prefer to learn the mechanics before choosing a domain name, that works too.

As a website investor I have owned and setup web hosting for literally hundreds of websites. In this course, the focus is on the end result. You will go through a fast, straightforward process to choose a new domain (website name), get the domain setup on a web hosting account and learn the basics of web hosting that you will need to know to operate your site. (Oh, and we’ll install WordPress!)

  •          It will be fast and efficient
  •          It will be a high quality web hosting provider
  •          It will be cost effective
  •          What you learn will apply to any future websites you may buy or create

So what exactly will you learn?    

  •         The do’s and don’ts in choosing a domain name
  •         The best tool for brainstorming names and finding whether they are available
  •         How to setup web hosting
  •         How to associate the domain with the web host
  •         How to setup an email account for the web site
  •         How to install WordPress with the famous 1-click installation
  •         How to install Filezilla FTP software and use it
  •         And much more…

Is This For You?

That depends. This is for beginners. If you haven’t setup web hosting or purchased a domain before, this is probably the best place to start.

If you don’t have an idea for a website in mind yet, and want to learn the process before you commit, this is also for you.

If that’s not you, check out my other courses!

If it is you, I’ll see you in Module 1.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to get started selecting a website name and get it setup on web host.
  • Anyone looking for an introduction to cPanel based web hosting
  • Anyone looking for a great web hosting provider at a great price
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Curriculum For This Course
Get Set Up On Web Hosting!
8 Lectures 35:36

The two minute road map for what you will accomplish in this course. Namely:

  • How to choose a domain name and the tool we will use to do it
  • How to sign up for great webhosting at a good price
  • How to install WordPress with a one-click installation
  • How to find your way around the important parts of CPanel How to install and use Filezilla for FTP
Introduction to How To Setup Web Hosting with cPanel

The special tool I use to brain storm and choose domain names

Things to avoid when choosing a domain

The most important thing to remember when choosing a domain name

How to Choose a Great Domain Name

Activity: Brainstorm Domain Names

Choose a good domain name

Domain Names
3 questions

Selecting a webhosting plan

Getting your webhosting account setup

Connecting your webhosting account to your domain name

Signing Up For and Setting Up Your Web Hosting Account

cPanel is the most commonly used dashboard in webhosting accounts. In this lesson you will learn some of the important functions to use to manage your website via cPanel:

How to setup email addresses for your website

Where to change nameservers

How to see and update your website files using file manager 

The Key Things To Know in cPanel

WordPress is the most common system for building websites with more than 20 million installations worldwide. In this lesson we will see how our hosting companies makes installing WordPress incredibly simple. We will:

  • Install WordPress on our new website
  • Setup the WordPress userid and password
  • Login to the WordPress dashboard for the first time and enable the site

The Famous One-click Wordpress Installation

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a way of connecting your PC to your Website host in order to transfer files back and forth. It can be used for backing up your website and moving files that are hard to move in other ways. In this lesson we will:

  • Download and install Filezilla (free FTP software)
  • Connect to our webhost using Filezilla
  • Learn how to backup website files using Filezilla
  • Learn how to access the webhost database using phpMyAdmin
  • Backup the database using phpMyAdmin
How To Install and Use Filezilla / FTP to Upload Files and Backup Your Site

Great job finishing the course! Hopefully you have a website setup and running and you are ready to start adding content. Be sure to check out the resource area for discounts on your next course.

Congratulations and Bonuses!
About the Instructor
Jeff Hunt
4.5 Average rating
184 Reviews
4,670 Students
3 Courses
Website Investor

Jeff Hunt invests in and operates online businesses. He is the author of "The Website Investor: The Guide To Buying An Online Website Business For Passive Income". He is also the author of the beginner guides for Buying and Selling Web Businesses published on Flippa, the world's biggest marketplace for websites.

Jeff has owned more than 300 income producing websites and earns his living from his online portfolio. His websites receive more than 3 million pageviews per month.

Jeff is an expert at advertising monetization, having earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from Google Adsense alone.

Before becoming a Shark in the online business market, Jeff was a Project Executive at IBM where he managed 8 and 9 figure outsourcing services deals.

Today Jeff enjoys capitalizing on internet opportunities and helping others to do the same.

Established internet income sources provide the time flexibility for Jeff to teach and coach his colleagues, as well as to invest time in ministry and family. 

John Westbrook
4.5 Average rating
1,202 Reviews
31,605 Students
8 Courses
Poet, Writer, Consultant

I'm a poet and a writer, and truly an artist at heart. I've always had a knack for figuring out technical things however, and have held several jobs as a technology consultant.

Since 2009 I've run a consulting firm in Chattanooga TN helping small businesses implement and leverage technology and the web. In 2005 I became involved in Internet Marketing, successfully starting several websites and blogs since.

I'm highly experienced in Wordpress, PHP, HTML, and Linux Server implementations. I also have experience and a broad understanding of CSS, JavaScript, and most web based technologies being used today.

My expertise in consulting and technology is teaching and helping the beginner.