|Learning Activity – Providing Your Own Hosting Service
|This learning activity is to acquire your own hosting service. This hosting service will be needed throughout the rest of your studies, and this Learning Activity is therefore mandatory.
You are free to choose any hosting service in the world. If you find it difficult to find one, we recommend one.com.
If you choose one.com, the monthly fee is only about 1,5 USD a month, and there are step-by-step guidances to setting up the account, creating e-mail addresses, connecting via ftp etc.
By acquiring the web hosting yourselves, you get (depending the hosting service):
Consider your domain name very carefully. This cannot be altered. (You can of course sign up for other domain names and delete the one you have, but “getting it right the first time” saves you a great deal of trouble.)
Also note that it can take 24 hours or more for the hosting provider to complete the registration. In some cases, you may need to print out a document, sign it, scan it, and e-mail it back to the hosting company.
I personally use Domeneshop.no for all my domain purchases and have several domains hosted here. I always have a good experience using this service and have been pleased with them over the past 5 years as one of their users.