I bought a simple shared hosting plan from KnownHost. I'm creating a blog for an Etsy shop that will open in six months when I finally find out the hosting stuff. I am an absolute beginner and I am worried that due to my lack of knowledge I will miss something and mess up the site. So, I have a few questions and would be pleased to hear tips or instructions you gave me that were explained as if you were telling your ten-year-old. Maybe five years old.
I contacted KnownHost support to connect the domain registrar to KnownHost. I think that's done. I think I will find out as soon as I have installed WordPress and tried to go to the website. I also asked a question about SSL, and for both answers, most of what was written went right over my head.
* Google Domains has empty spaces under DNS to populate information about DNSSEC, registered hosts, and custom resource records. Is this something to me?
* KnownHost has activated AutoSSL for me. Should I receive Cloudflares free SSL? Should I install Cloudflare generally with Softaculous?
* I did not add Patchman to the checkout because someone told me it was not necessary as long as I kept the site up to date. How do I keep the site up to date?
* Security – To keep things up to date, security is required. Unsuspecting here.
* What do I miss?
Thank you in advance. I am very happy about all the information you have to give.