3.  Purchase Webhosting Provider

purchase webhosting for site like MLS real estate website
First time home buyers get a deal and now so do you.  If you are a first time domain buyer, there are some web hosting providers that give you a free domain name.  That's why you can skip step 2 of purchasing a domain name.  There are many benefits of getting a free domain name with your web hosting, including:
  • Free domain name renewals - typically it's about $10/year to renew a domain name
  • No need to make any DNS changes to connect your domain name with your web hosting
  • 0% chance of errors making any nameserver changes
  • Can start your work immediately without any downtime for changes to replicate from the domain name registrar to the hosting provider
  • No need to maintain your domain name
  • Domain name is yours as long as you keep your hosting alive
Purchasing webhosting is an important step because this is where your actual website files will reside.  You need to have ideas of what to look for in a web host provider and know what kind of things you need to be successful.  If a provider is slow and is down all the time, that only means loss of traffic and loss of business for you.  So it's important to do your research on web hosting providers to find one that meets your needs.  

For example what I look for in a web hosting provider are:
  • Free domain name with purchase
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited email addresses
  • Unlimited databases
  • Unlimited domain hosting
  • Has one-click-installs
These features are important because with one web hosting provider, I can create many different websites.  I won't have to pay for extra space, extra bandwidth to handle all the extra traffic, there is space for my sites to grow, each different website will have it's own database and I can create unlimited number of emails for each domain I have.  Some web hosting providers also provide freebies in advertising credits with Google, Facebook, and Yahoo/Bing to help your business grow.

Fatcow testimonials-  create site like mls real estate website
Below are a couple of web hosting providers that I'm currently with, along with some pricing information and key features about them:
  • Blue host:
    • $3.99/month
    • Has all the features above that I look for listed above
    • Wordpress hosting
    • Gives you $200 in ad credits with Google and Facebook
    • 24/7 support
    • Click here for more information about Bluehost.com.
  • Fatcow:
    • $3.15/month
    • Has all the features above that I look for listed above
    • Gives you $200 in ad credits with Google, Facebook and Bing
    • Live chat, 24/7 support
    • Click here for more information about Fatcow.com.
If I had to pick one, I would choose Blue host.

You are now ready to install Wordpress for your real estate website.