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5. How Much It Cost?
So far we have covered the costs of web hosting companies. However, your costs of hosting a website may vary depending on several factors.
The first thing is the hosting plan you choose. We recommend starting with smaller shared hosting plans and then upgrade as your business and website grows.
Once you start building a website, you may need to spend money on other things as well such as website templates, software extensions, and other services.
Your goal would be to only buy what you actually need and use free tools whenever you can.
We have an excellent guide on the cost of building a WordPress website and how to avoid overspending.
How to Host a Website on Your Computer
We are often asked by our users if they can host a website on their own computer.
Yes, you can.
However, the only reason you should host a website on your computer is when you want to test a site locally before putting it on the internet.
A lot of beginners find it useful to learn web development, WordPress, and coding by installing a local server on their computer.
See our tutorials on how to set up local server on Windows and Mac.
This will allow you to install a local server without making it publicly available.
We don’t recommend using a local server to host a website and make it publicly available. However, we will show you how to do that for users who are feeling adventurous. to Host a Website
Read Next: #6. Putting Your Local Host Server Online