With the different problems with the economy, we should learn how to spend our money wisely and invest it carefully. This is the reason why I like to share some tips on how to have a website that will only cost you $2 to $8.

If you want to have a website with a .COM domain then this steps might cost you an $8 but if you can live with .INFO domain then $2 would be enough.

  1. First thing that you need to do is to register a domain. I register my domains at GODADDY and look for a GODADDY promo code (like cjc749fat which will expire this 02/28/10) so that I could register a $7.49 .COM. If you will not use a promo/coupon code, you’ll pay for $10 for a domain name.
  2. After that, register an new account on BLOGGER.COM.

    Sign Up an Account in Blogger
    Sign Up an Account in Blogger
  3. Go to the settings page of the Blogger’s dashboard and click Settings->Publishing->Custom Domain

    Settings->Publishing
    Settings->Publishing->Custom Domain
  4. You’ll see the following screen. Click on the “Switch to Advance Settings

    Advance Settings
    Advance Settings
  5. Type the domain name that you registered on step 1 on the “Your domain” textbox then Click Save Settings.
  6. Next, sign-in to your domain registrants account then go to the domain manager of your domain name, as shown below:

    Go Daddy's Domain Manager
    Go Daddy's Domain Manager
  7. On the domain manager, go to the “Total DNS” window.
  8. From the Total DNS Window, click “Add New A Record” and fill-up the host name with your domain name (yourdomainname.com) and type in the “Points to IP Address” the number 216.239.32.21. Repeat this step for IP Addresses > 216.239.34.21, 216.239.36.21 and 216.239.38.21. See the sample configuration below:

    Click on the image to enlarge
  9. Then add or edit the WWW alias from the CNAME record and fill-up the “Point to hostname” with ghs.google.com. You can read http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55373 for information about this setting.

After you’re finished with this configuration, you need to wait a couple of hours or less before the new DNS control settings are applied. When the changes takes effect, you’ll see that when you visit your new domain, it will use your blogger account. You can now modify the template of your site to suit to the niche or topic that you want to be featured by your new site.

For more question about this stuff, you can leave your comment below and I will try to reply to the inquiry. Good luck and happy blogging!

Comments

  1. Jim

    yeah, before I’ve been using also 000webhost for my free web hosting. at first their doing fine. but as of now, its getting hard to be approved as a matter of fact, I have several domains that aren’t approved anymore. i think it’s better to get a real hosting site if you have budget or get a blogger account or weebly.

  2. thanks for sharing, looks cool as newbies dont have to buy hosting. They can just buy a domain and get started.

  3. nice info dude.. ung site ko, wordpress gamit ko, pero mayroon ako directory na under ng domain ko na pinapatakbo ng blogger via http://FTP.. Kaso this coming May 2010 mwawala na ata support ng blogger sa blogs powered by FTP, pano kya gagawin ko. pra ma save ko ung mga post ko sa directory ng site ko powered by blogger? 🙂 slamat.

  4. Great informative blog you have here…I’ll try following your advice on starting a website. Thanks for posting this!

  5. Thanks! I set-up my first blog using your tip.

  6. Renier

    Bisayang aswang, burahin mo na lang sa world wide web itong blog site mo yamang ayaw mong mag publish ng comments. Paano ka magkakaroon ng follower kung lahat ng comments eh inaaswang mo.

    1. @Renier, spammer ka kasi kaya hindi ko pina-publish ang comment mo. Isa pa gawa ka na lang ng blog mo tapos comment ka, apruban mo para masaya ka. 🙂 Don’t worry kung wala akong follower. Pero thank you sa concern, ang bait mo naman. God bless you kabayan!

  7. Renier

    Hey dude of none-sense! Just park your none-sense blog site if you don’t want to publish comments.

  8. RJAY

    Hi all,

    I think this information can be useful for you. If you plan to get your website, here is one good free web hosting provider to choose.

    They provide hosting absolutely free, there is no catch. You get 1500 MB of disk space and 100 GB bandwidth. They also have cPanel control panel which is amazing and easy to use website builder. Moreover, there is no any kind of advertising on your pages.

    You can register here: http://www.000webhost.com/274573.html

    1. @RJay, I’ll check on this site.

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