Here is the reference guide for our participants to set up their own domains and start building them out.
What exactly are "Domains of Our Own" and why are we inviting Ontario Extend participants to take this on?
You first step is creating an account with a hosting provider such as the one we suggest Reclaim Hosting (but it can be any web hosting company that offers domain name and a cpanel access. This means you have already decided on the domain name that you will soon own.
Say hello to cpanel , the cockpit of your domain. Don't worry about all the knobs and dials. Most of them you will never use, but the sheer number of them hopefully indicates the amount of power you have.
It feels good to make something quickly. In this section we will use a cpanel tool to publish a landing page for your domain, a welcoming front door, something personalized to be about you.
Not only do you get a domain for a web site, you can also create and manage custom email addresses. That's right, you can create an email address with whatever you want before the @ and your personal domain name after it.
Think of your domain as empty land of potential, where eventually you can build as many different structures as you need or like. Learn how to set up subdomains as location holders on your land map.
Put on your toolbelt as you learn to use cpanel to install software for your first site, a blog to be used for the Ontario Extend project.
Your cpanel offers access to almost 100 different applications you can add to your domain. Which ones might you consider? We have suggestions!