Steps To Creating Your Own Website
Start a Website
Wondering how to start a new website? You don't need to be a computer geek or learn any type of complicated code. If you are creating a website for the first time, you will need the following: A Domain Name, Website Hosting, and a Website Builder. You can either build the website yourself, or get someone else to design it for you like Website Use - Web Design Services. We design and create every website search engine friendly. Contact Us Today!
There are three main steps to creating a web site - Please View Below for complete details:
1. What is a Domain Name? - Everything you need to know about domain names - what they are, why you need one, how to choose a good one, and how to get one.
2. What is a Website Builder? - This explains how you actually build a website, what you should and should not put on it and information on which website builder is for you.
3. What is Website Hosting? - This explains what a web host is, how to choose a good one, and what you really need and what you don't need. WebsiteTonight comes with its own hosting.
If at any time you have any questions, or would like us to build you a website, get your domain for you, or host your website for you, please contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Website Name a.k.a Your Domain Name
Choose your Domain Name. Once you have decided on the name, you will need to run a search to see if the specific name is available. Keep in mind, you should think of several different names because your name might already be taken. .
What is a Domain Name?
Domain names were invented to fill a need on the Internet. Computers connected to the Internet are identified by a unique series of numbers called an IP Address (for example, 126.96.36.199). IP stands for Internet Protocol.
If you type an IP address into the URL bar of your browser you will be connected to the computer it represents. But since IP addresses are so difficult to remember, the Domain Name System (DNS) was invented in 1983 to help people connect to specific computers and content.
It may help to think of an IP address like your physical home address. If someone sends you a letter by postal mail, they must have your physical address. Similarly, an IP address is the physical address of a website online. When someone connects to your website, their computer finds it by looking up the IP address associated with your domain name.
Here are 10 things to consider when choosing a Domain Name.
Brainstorm 5 Top Keywords or Phrases. Keywords play a great part of your domain name. These are the words or phrases that people search for when finding your domain through the search engines. Keywords are also used for your meta tags.
When you first begin your domain name search, it helps to have 5 terms or phrases in mind that best describe the domain you're seeking. Once you have this list, you can start to pair them or add prefixes & suffixes to create good domain ideas. For example, if you're launching an insurance related domain, you might start with words like "insurance, finance, security, interest rate, budget" then play around until you can find a good match.
Make the Domain Unique - different from others.
Having your website confused with a popular site already owned by someone else is a recipe for disaster. I never choose domains that are simply the plural, hyphenated or misspelled version of an already established domain.
I went to facebook the other day and misspelled it. It took me to a survey and said that if I filled out a survey for facebook, I would win a prize. It almost convinced me! I had to double check the domain name.
Only Choose Dot-Com Available Domains - Mostly
If you are serious about building a successful website over the long-term, you should be worried about all of these elements, and while directing traffic to a .net or .org, owning a .com is critical. Now, you could get a .net or .org for your domain so you can monopolize all the extensions.
Make it simple to spell - avoid some letters
Make sure your domain is simple for people to remember and that it does not take so much concentration for someone to type it into the browser.
Avoid hard letters ("q" "z" "x" ) Try to keep with easy to type letters and of course, make sure its easy to spell.
Make it Easy to Remember
Remember that word-of-mouth dominate marketing (where your domain consistently comes up for industry-related searches) both rely on the ease with which the domain can be called to mind. You want your website to be easy as 123. Now that would be a good website domain www.easyas123.com. People would remember that. Not something like www.queen_elizabeth-44765_whales.com This would not be the easiest to remember.
Keep the Name as Short as Possible
Short names are easy to type and easy to remember (the previous two rules). They also allow for more characters in the URL and a better fit on business cards and other offline media.
Create and Fulfill Expectations - Allow the word of mouth
When someone hears about your domain name for the first time, they should be able to instantly and accurately guess at the type of content that might be found there. That's why I love domain names like Hotmail.com, CareerBuilder.com, AutoTrader.com and WebMD.com. Domains like Monster.com, Amazon.com and Zillow.com required far more branding because of their un-intuitive names. Look at my domain, www.websiteuse.com. This obviously has something to do with websites.
Avoid Copyright Infringement
This is a mistake that isn't made too often, but can kill a great domain and a great company when it does. To be sure you're not infringing on anyone's copyright with your site's name, visit copyright.gov and search before you buy.
Set Yourself Apart with a Brand
Using a unique moniker is a great way to build additional value with your domain name. A "brand" is more than just a combination of words, which is why names like mortgageforyourhome.com or shoesandboots.com aren't as compelling as branded names like bankrate.com or lendingtree.com.
Reject Hyphens and Numbers
Both hyphens and numbers make it hard to give your domain name verbally and falls down on being easy to remember or type. I'd suggest not using spelled-out or roman numerals in domains, as both can be confusing and mistaken for the other
What is a Website Hosting Service?
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own or lease for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Such companies are Go Daddy, Just Host, WEBS, And Network Solutions. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be located in their data center, called collocation.
The scope of hosting services varies widely. The most basic is web page and small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a Web interface. The files are usually delivered to the Web "as is" or with little processing.
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Building your Website.
After you have picked your domain name for your website, you need to find a host. Once you find a way to host your website, the next step of course is to build it.
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Why Choose Website Tonight?
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There is a lot of Website Builders and Software out there that it is very confusing. Luckily I have used a lot of software and I can give you my opinion on what I feel is good for beginners.
When you use a builder, you have to get your newly created Website to your host when you are ready to publish ( upload ) it. When you upload it to your host server, it will be live on the Internet. To do this, we use a protocol called FTP ( File Transfer Protocol ) It is VERY easy to do and it takes no time at all.
Website Tonight is by far is the best Website Builder out there. It is a very good program and comes with lots of Tech support, tutorials, video s to help, and the right tools to do any Website out there!
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