Starting your own blog!

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Start Your Own Blog!There are two ways to start your own blog:

  1. Register with a blogging website such as blogger.com, wordpress.com, etc…
  2. Start your own website with your own domain name!

Free vs Paid

You can get started with blogging websites free of charge. Some websites may place advertising on your blog, may charge you for additional storage space, or have other upgrade options. For the most part, getting started is always free.

There are initial costs to starting a blog with your own domain name and web hosting. You can register your domain name with Godaddy.com for around $9.99 per year. GoDaddy also offers hosting packages starting at $4.99 per month. I’m using Dreamhost.com now for hosting and it’s $8.95 a month with a 2 week free trial with unlimited storage space and bandwidth, the amount of data transfer per month.
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What is a domain name?

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What is a domain name?A domain name, simply put, is the name of a website. For this website, the domain name is www.mominla.com.

While this may sound like a simple question, there’s actually much more to a domina name. Domain names are formed using rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS) and were founded to help people like you and I remember a specific space on the internet. That is, a domain name is a reference to a series of numbers called an “IP address” that represents a location of a computer that hosts website content.

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