What is a domain name or URL?
The domain name or URL (www.mycompany.com) is the address to which you and others can find the flat / website.
How do I know what web hosting company to use?
There are many hosting companies that offer great deals on web hosting.
If you are wanting a WordPress site then ask if they support it.
Some companies actually supply you with hosting, domain name and WordPress already installed.
Although it doesn’t make much of a difference if your hosting is in another country to your own, it can make a slight time delay and can cause problems with search engines when looking for localised sites.
Also look to see how they support their clients.
Most have a “submit a ticket” system and although they usually get back to you quickly, if you are unsure of the jargon and you are not a geek you may not know what you are asking for.
Personally I prefer hosting companies that have a telephone help line.
It is always good to use a company that is recommended.
My Best Recommendation
Over the last five years I have had some clients with hosting with different companies.
And I can honestly say that the best web hosting company that is in the UK has to be Vidhost - by far!
They are the kindest, fastest and hardworking support team that I have ever worked with.
There is always 24 hours support and you can also call them which is a bonus if you are not how to explain the problem.