This chapter outlines the requirements for selecting an appropriate hosting company and gives you step-by-step instructions on how to install Drupal. If Drupal has already been installed for you, please skip ahead to the next chapter.
Although Drupal is free, having a Web site is not. There are several parts to being online and having a Web site.
• Your personal or business Internet connection
• Annual domain name registration fee
• Web site hosting
• Web site development and maintenance (which you will learn in this book)
If you expect a large proportion of your marketing to happen via e-mail, you will also want to hire an e-mail service provider (ESP) that specializes in newsletter ...