Go Daddy and Drupal
One of the the first things I did before knowing much about websites was sign up for a hosting account. I did it with GoDaddy, one of the biggest providers. Now that I know a bit more, I'm not sure if that was a mistake or not. I know they are very inexpensive, and I'd be lying if I said that wasn't a major consideration of mine. I have had some difficulty getting GoDaddy and Drupal to play nicely together, but so far so good. The steps are basically as follows:
1. Register domain
2. Set up domain hosting
3. Download Drupal files
4. Place Drupal files in root directory
5. Set up mySQL database
6. Navigate to homepage
7. Enter name of host and sql database along with applicable passwords
8. Run Drupal for the first time.
There will be more details in the coming posts, but if anyone has questions, feel free to ask in the comment sections!