If you are an absolute beginner, this is where you should start.Having an encyclopedia in your hands is not much use if you don’t know which articles you should read first.
If you already have your own domain name and web hosting this article is not for you.If not, please read below.
The Essential Step by Step Guide.
1.Get Your Domain Name
The first thing you need to do is get yourself a domain name.This is the name you want to give to your website.For example, the domain name of my site is www.kebabopemorapedi.com.To get a domain name,you will have to pay an annual fee(average cost $10) to a domain registration company for the right to use that name.This does not get you a website,just a name.
The companies that register domain names are called registrars.Geographically it doesn’t matter where your registrar is, because online support is always available 24/7.
I use www.godaddy.com or www.namecheap.com. But have a search on Google, and ask friends and collegues who they use.
2.Choose a web Host
Once you have you own domain aname,you will need to choose a hosting company(also called a web host)
What is a hosting company? Basically a hosting company is a comapny that connects your website to the World wide web.Every website has a hosting company.
There are thousands of hosting companies.So how do you choose a good one?
Well, when you purchase your domain name, you will also be offered the option of purchasing hosting.You do not have to buy hosting from same company you bought your domain name from, although for simplicities sake,it is often easier.
Hosting packages vary in cost-but expect to pay not much more than $10/$15 month for a good host.If you want to shop around for better rates, do a google search for hosting companies.
Or better still, ask around.Speak to people who have a website and ask them which web hosting they use. I strongly recommed www.hostgator.com
Creating a hosting account is very easy,just provide a few details online and you will have your own hosting with minutes.
Once all set up,you will receive an email with all your web hosting details. Do not lose this email.It contains important information that you will need later to publish your website.
Once you have a domain name and web hosting set up,you are ready to create your own website.
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