In this fast moving world of ours, it is important to keep up the pace with everything around you. More and more services and offerings are moving to a web-based medium and communication with the world increasingly relies upon having a web site with which to spread your message, whether it is simple information, commercial products and services or even to just tell the world about yourself.
Here we will teach you the fundamentals of creating your own online presence and taking advantage of a global reach.
What We Need
To start with, we are going to be needing a few things. Some of these you might already have, some of them you might not. Let's have a look:
A domain or sub-domain. This might look like www.yourname.com or yourname.yourserviceprovider.com. If you do not have one of these, you need to register one. Registration can be very quick and easy, and very affordable too. GoDaddy is a popular place to register your domain(s). You can find other good domain registrars by searching for “domain name registration” in your favorite search engine.
A web hosting account. This is like the online equivalent of the land your house is on. It is all yours while you pay your hosting provider to maintain it and you can build whatever you like on it. You can also have it as small or as big as you want.
A content management system. This allows you to easily and quickly get your website up and running and viewable by everyone who visits your website. This can help eliminate website maintenance costs as you do not need a dedicated webmaster to run your website for you unless you really want to. Many content management systems allow various extensions, so you will almost never run out of options to extend your website.