There are a couple of items we need to check off our list.
- What will your domain name be for your food blog?
- Where to host your food blog?
Deciding on a Domain Name
Deciding on what domain name to use shouldn’t be too difficult. Just keep it simple. My approach is to decide on what embodies the idea you hope to achieve with the food blog. Try not to make it too long – keep it as short as possible. Is the name brand-able? I also encourage you to use a .com name since it has a global audience, is the most recognizable, and will help you to stand out.
Deciding on a Hosting Provider
It can be a challenge to select the right web hosting company because it seems like they all promise the same benefits: great uptime, fast servers, and speedy websites all at a low cost. But as we all know, often you make a purchase and find out later that the quality is less than what you expected when you bought the product.
I have tried several hosting companies (Godaddy, Aplus, WPEngine, Host Gator) by far the best, in my opinion, is BlueHost because they offer a 1-click WordPress Install (Super quick way to get a Food Blog up and running), 24/7 tech support via email – phone – chat, and are extremely reliable.
Because I have a relationship with Bluehost and have provided this guide to help fellow food bloggers, I am able to provide you with about a 49% off discount. If you simply follow any of the links on this page or throughout my website you will receive the discounted price.
Setting this all up is a breeze, as you will see in my video tutorial where I walk you through the entire setup process of establishing your food blog.