How-to to run a software consulting business

Buying a domain name and setting up a site

by shabda on October 9, 2011

Once you have your business idea in place, you should decide the name of your business. I suggest you only choose a name which is not bought already and has a .com available.

1. See if a name is available. Go to and enter your desired name. If its registered you may be able to buy the name, though it will probably cost a few thousands. If you have a few names in mind try them until you find one which is not taken.

2. Once you find a name which is free, go to There are other registars, but I recommend for their ease of use.

3. Buy the domain. (Doh!)

4. Setup email for your new domain.

5. Buy a hosting package from webfaction.

6. Setup wordpress for your new domain on webfaction


7. Create pages for the homepage, about, what you do and a contact page.




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