I want to create a blog with my own domain. I will need to purchase both the domain name and hosting for the blog.

What is the difference between the purchasing a domain only and the purchasing both a the domain and a hosting service together?

Could I purchase the domain only to lock it and add the hosting service later?

  • I think this question suggests opinions because you're asking about which order to purchase things in and I believe theres no order while others could say buy this first then that second. – Mike -- No longer here Feb 16 '16 at 17:40
  • I removed the part of this question that wasking asking for opnions and re-opened it. – Stephen Ostermiller Feb 16 '16 at 18:19