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How do I get a domain for my localhost? (5 posts)

  1. Baseball05
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I already have WordPress installed and my website up and running on my localhost. I am using WebMatrix and I would like to know how to get a domain. I am looking to spend no more then 10$ a year. I do not want installation cause I already installed WordPress. I just want a domain name. Right now I am looking at BlueHost cause it is cheap but every tutorial on YouTube shows you how to install WordPress on BlueHost, I only want a domain name.

    Please help!
    Thanks for any help.

  2. Gabe Young
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can get a domain name at register.com, networksolutions.com, godaddy.com, just to name a few... They all cost around $10 a year. Feel free to search for coupon codes to save you a few bucks.

  3. If you have WordPress running on your localhost, you don't need a domain name.
    If you want a domain name, you will need to set up hosting and will need to migrate your site from your localhost to your hosting provider.

    Your localhost cannot be share with anyone else, so there's no point getting a domain name for it.

    Bluehost is a great solution for good WordPress hosting.

  4. Baseball05
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, though I just really wanted to get my site viewed by the world. Not my localhost IP itself. And I tried BlueHost, but they charge you for the whole 36 month. I thought BlueHost was 5 bucks a month but they charge you the whole thing at once so I had to cancle BlueHost.

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There are many hosting companies that offer a variety of prices for a variety of services, including domain name registration and hosting. More info here:

    http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    You'll have to find one that has what you want within your budget.

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