Getting Started on your website

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The first task will be to register a domain name. Your domain will be yours to keep, as long as you want to keep it. All you have to do is register it each year for a nominal fee and no one else can use it. You can register the domain through Nature Coast or any other registrar you desire. If you choose to get your domain name from Nature Coast Hosting we will of course make all a DNS settings and everything for you. If you use another source for your domain registration you will have to do that yourself .

If you have a name registered already go to step Three.

Get your domain name

The first thing to do getting started is to look up and see if the domain name you want is available. DOMAIN LOOK UP HERE. The domain name look up is free. To register that name you have chosen you will have to pay for it. The cost of registering a new domain name is $8.95 and that is for the entire year.

Read this for some tips from Nature Coast Hosting about choosing a domain name for your organization.

Then register the domain name. 


Once you have selected and registered the domain name and the DNS system is set up all you have to do is acquire the services of a hosting company. The hosting company will provide a server for you to put your website or blog files on for storage and provide access to the Internet for your clients. Nature Coast Hosting can provide that service for you with all the extras and all the details, everything you need for getting started to build a website on the Internet.

Open your NCH account and your on your way.

At this time you need to have an account with Nature Coast Hosting. Once you have an account you will be able to sign on any time to work on your site and make any adjustments needed. Click here to register with us

Our hosting service can provide you with all of the software you will need when getting started to set up a complete website. Everything from a simple blog to a full-blown e-commerce retail store. Full documentation is online to go with it. All programs are available free to our clients. Plus hundreds of templates for your site be it a blog, information site or e-store.

The cost of hosting is based on the amount of disk storage space you need and bandwidth you use during a month. We have hosting packages available for as little as $4.95 per month. Click here to get complete details of packages available to you. If you organization is registered as a 501(c)(3) corporation the cost of hosting can be free. Ask about our swap program for free web services.