A domain is something you don’t get for free. By “domain”, I mean a top-level domain. But you can get subdomains for free from many platforms. Since you shouldn’t keep your website as a subdomain, I don’t think you should always live in a subdomain. However, I suggest you start with a subdomain if you are going to try it out or if you want to start for free and wait until you are ready to pay.
Does web hosting include a free domain name?
With InfinityFree you will get a free subdomain. If you want a domain you can purchase one from a domain name provider and redirect to InfinityFree. Otherwise, you can go for InfinityFree’s pro version iFastNet to get hosting with a free top-level domain.
However, there are many hosting providers which provide domains as well. Some of them provide a domain for free for the first year while others keep it as a part of the hosting.
Do I need to host my domain name?
Yes. Assuming you don’t want your users to use an IP Address to see your website, it is obviously a necessary thing for your website. You can purchase a domain from a domain provider like name.com.
What is the difference between a domain name and web hosting?
Anyway, let’s see how to get a domain for the “free hosting”. We will later discuss how to purchase and set up the domain, and more advanced features, insha’Allah.
How to get a domain for the free hosting
Now that you have signed up for the free hosting service, let’s create a hosting account by adding a domain or subdomain.
- Click “+ Create Account”
- You will be asked to choose a domain. For now, go for the subdomain.
- Type a subdomain
- Select an extension.
- Click “Check Availability”
- If the subdomain is not available, try the same step again until you find an available one.
- In step 2, leave all the fields as they are and click “Create Account”
- In step 3, click “Finish”
That’s it; you have created your hosting account with a subdomain so that you can start learning web development with real-world examples.
Next, we have to work with WordPress installation and setup.
I hope to see you there.