On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Three hosting solutions…
If you’re willing to invest less than a dollar a day, you can get your own domain name, and hosting with the WordPress software installed. It’s going to run about $10-$20 a year for a domain name, and likely under $100 for hosting.
Here’s three hosting companies I’d consider, based on their affordability and features.
You can get your hosting straight from Automattic via WordPress.com. One thing to note is that the paid service with Automattic seems to extend the features you get, but there may still be limitations on what you can do with it, such as the ability to use certain plugins.
GoDaddy’s probably the most popular of the providers. They offer reasonable rates and easy installation of the WordPress software with one click.
JustHost or BlueHost
JustHost and BlueHost have similar features to GoDaddy, but seems to be a little cheaper and gives you more out-of-the-box. I currently use JustHost, but my impression from Michael Hyatt is that BlueHost might be more geared toward WordPress and offer a managed WordPress hosting plan. By the way, JustHost and BlueHost are owned by the same company.
Before picking one, do your own research, but don’t get scared. If you can purchase groceries using an ATM card, you can get a domain name and hosting.