Only half a century ago, there was no internet, but thanks to various technological advances, we came to a point where we can enjoy this commodity at very low prices and it became an integral part of most peoples‘ lives. You can find anything online. How to make your favorite dish? Where to find ingredients for your favorite dish? What is your favorite dish? Where do unicorns live? You have a question, the internet has an answer. A lot of people own websites these days, some just for giggles and others in order to make money. If you have an ambition to do own a website, here is a small guide on how to do it.
The creation process
Creating a website was once an arduous and expensive task. One had to be well equipped with knowledge of computer programming and well-versed in computer languages in order to write and edit computer code, so that he or she could actually create a website. These days however, there are much easier and a lot cheaper ways one can place information on the World Wide Web. For example, you have a company and you would like to advertise what you do to a vast number of users online. What you can do is the aforementioned computer science “mumbo-jumbo”, or you can create a website by yourself. Sounds difficult? It is not. There are plenty of website-builder programs one can come across nowadays which write and edit computer code manually, so an average user can easily make a perfectly functional website. Website-builders come equipped with templates for multiple purposes, depending on what kind of website you have an ambition to own. You will be able to organize it by uploading photos, writing texts and so on. With these website-builders, you are also able to design the look of your website, apply color schemes according to your whim, and synchronize it with your blog or forum.
This was only a part of the entire website-building journey. There are several more steps you would have to take in order for your website to be ready for public display. The important thing is finding a proper domain name. That basically represents the baptism of your website. You are giving it its name and thus making it real and able to mingle with all the other websites out there. The next part is finding a proper host for your website. In layman words, the host represents your website’s home, or base, or whatever you want to call it. The hosting company is basically a bunch of computers connected to the internet, which allows your website to be found by everyone from everywhere, but I will talk about hosting options in the next section. After you have completed all these tasks, all you have to do next are some final touches, like testing your website on popular search engines, submitting it for indexing and from that moment on, your website becomes a fully functional part of a huge community. It is essential to add that website-builders usually come with technical support and customer service, should you need any help at any time of day, or night.
Choosing the right hosting
This section will be oriented towards finding the right host for your website. Let’s begin with the basics.
There are several types of hosting options, some of them being:
– Free Hosting,
– Shared Hosting,
– Dedicated Hosting,
– Collocated Hosting.
Choosing the right host depends on what kind of website you plan on having. Free hosting is for casual, all-for-fun websites. This type of hosting is usually defined as something related to very slow speed, where your site crashing at certain points is not something out of the ordinary and advertising banners are not optional – because they are automatically added to your website.
Shared hosting is, just like the name itself says, shared between you and other users by being connected to one server. They are very affordable; however the downside can be slow speed and poor security.
As far as Dedicated hosting is concerned, you have the entire server all to yourself which has perks like higher speed and better security. However, the bad part is that all the expenses related to server operation fall onto you.
Collocated hosting is all yours. You buy a server and you can basically do whatever you want with it. The server becomes your responsibility, which is a good thing, considering the fact that you want to be diligent when it comes to the performance of your website.
Finding a host that is affordable and that fulfills your demands can be difficult concerning the great number of them you can choose from. Therefore, there is a website, Web Hosting Secret Revealed, which provides you with a detailed list of some of the best hosting companies you can find online. All the information you need to know is situated on that website and the only thing you have to do is take some time to review all of them and just choose the one that suits you best.
There is nothing more keeping you from sharing whatever you want to share with the world. Be brave and try to make your own website, because you are the only one who really knows what you want for yourself and how you want to be presented.