Once you decided that you need a personal website, then the next step is which domain name to buy, where to buy and how to host a website with effective utilization of Web resourses. This Blog post is for those who need to buy and host a personal website for free.
Simple steps
1) Do research for your domain name based on your requirements.
2) Identify the name that most matchs your purpose and users point of view
3) Register a domain from a recognized, secured and user friendly website companies.
4) Host your website from a Company that offer web design,Market and support tools which is more user friendly and less cost.

Selecting a Domain Name

A domain name is your own unique identity and always will be as long has you continue to use that name. Domain names are so cheap nowadays that there’s no excuse for not having one.
When trying to select a good domain name, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. Try to select a domain name that contains your most important keywords, as some Search Engines place relevancy on them. Although there are many new domain extensions available, dot.com or dot.net is still the best choice.

Example:
yourdomain.com
yourdomain.net

Keep in mind, it’s usually best to select a web host prior to registering your domain name.  Most quality web hosting companies will register your domain name for you. Most domain name registration websites offer cheap webhosting too. You have to decide what is your budget and your requirements.

Guidelines:
Try to select a domain name that contains your most important keyword and easy to remember.Avoid using abbreviations or anything that will be difficult for your visitors to remember. Try to keep your domain name as short as possible.

Take your time and select a quality Domain name that will grow with your business/Family.

It is very important to think about the owner information and security features while registering a domain. Here are some domain name registration Websites that i used till date.

1) www.godaddy.com
2) www.enom.com
3) www.networksolutions.com

Free Web Hosting with Design

What is a Web Host? A Web Host is simply a company that provides you with server space for your website. This includes all of your web pages, graphics, scripts and files.

All Web Hosts are not created equally. There are a number of free hosting services available on the Internet. However, if you’re designing a website for business purposes, you should NEVER host your website with a free host. In order to establish credibility, you must be willing to invest in your own domain name and professional web hosting.

Below are few websites that offer free website design and Hosting with latest tools and methods. It’s very easy to build the website by using drag and drop options along with some admin tools.

www.homestead.com
www.webs.com
www.bravenet.com
www.doteasy.com
www.yola.com

Free Web hosting companies use your site to advertise with Text and banners by providing free design templates and tools.
Decide which service and support is good for your website.

In the next Web post i can tell you how to use latest design tools effectively for your personal website.