Simply having a registered domain name (e.g. gerardkilkenny.ie) is not the same as renting space on a web server. ‘Web hosting’ is a technical service provided by an Internet company that allows you to store files that will be available online via your domain name. It is then possible to install WordPress on the space allocated to your domain name on the hosting company’s web server.
I have a web hosting package with Register 365.
The URL for this company is https://www.register365.com.
Currently, the company has 4 web hosting packages which cost as follows:
Starter…….€4.99 per month
Professional..€7.49 per month
Premium…….€15.83 per month
Reseller……€27.49 per month
The ‘Starter’ package would be sufficient if all you want to do is set up a website using WordPress.
There are many other web hosting companies. Here are the prices charged for ‘starter packages’ by three Irish companies:
Blacknight, Digiweb, Hosting Ireland.
Prices start at €4.95 per month
Prices start at €19.99 per year
Prices start at €4.59 per month
Note: All details and prices correct as at 4th November 2016. Prices are exclusive of VAT at 23%.