Well it was an interesting evening piecing together the bare bones of an alternative news source. First I found a host that uses wind and solar power to run their servers, then picked out a domain with a little help from the people on Kos. The registration took a little longer than usual simply because it was a Holiday. I was emailed my confirmation letter with all of my passwords and login information.
If you are signing up with a host for the first time be sure to save your confirmation emails and print them out, you may need them in the future. Then read all of the helpful information about how their system works. Most will have an online file manager, script installation system, database management, email system, and a few other tools in their control panels.