This tutorial from computersph.com was created to help people understand how to set-up a web site.
Three things that you need to own a web site.
- Domain name
- Web host
- Web site
The first thing that you need is a Domain name. This will be your address in the web. This is how it will look http://www.computersph.com. You need to choose a domain name that is easy to spell and remember. You have to be creative in this area because all the good names are taken. You can even connect words together to form a domain name that will be easy to remember such as the example above or if you have a company that sell cars you could name it http://www.buyfastcars.com. Some people just register domain names that they think will be worth more later on and sell the name to the interested party for up to a few thousand dollars. The average cost to register a .com domain name (as of this writing) is below $10.00 USD.
The next thing that you need to have is a webhost. A webhost stores your website on their web servers so other people on the internet can access your web site. The same as the domain name, it is important that you choose a good web host. Good web host means a Web Hosting company with a reliable web servers and a great 24×7 technical support. Do not pick a free web site if you are serious about your internet business because you will not get a reliable site or good support at all, you get what you paid for and your website could be loaded with advertising banners. We also noticed that some of the free websites are bad for SEO (Search engine optimization), the free website did not appear in Google search result due to the webhost restriction.
You want your website to be accessible by the public all the time because people will visit your web site at all hours (even when you’re fast asleep). If your web site is down on Friday you want someone working on your problem right away, not on Monday. When you choose your web host, it will be easier to acquire the domain name through the same web host. You choose the domain name and pay registry with your web space at the same time when you check out.
The last thing that you need is to create your web site, some web host offers free site builder software with your web site package. I recommend creating your web site from this rather than creating your web site using Adobe Dreamweaver software if you are just starting out, because the learning curve is too great and this could get really expensive. You can always start your website from the free site builder and move up to creating your dream web site at a later time.
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