We are pleased to introduce the first version of our Web Hosting eBook. You can download it right here.
Here are the topics addressed in this eBook:
- What kind of website do you want?
- The absolute basics you need to know!
- What do I need?
- How do I get a domain name like yourname.com ?
- How do I get a web server ?
- How do I build my web site / web pages / web content?
3 easy options to start with
- Option 1: Hire a web designer
- Option 2: Use a free online website building tool
- Option 3: Use a Content Management System
How do I choose a web hosting company?
- What about price?
After you download and read the ebook, please post a comment and let us know what you think!
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.
Choosing a web hosting company can become quite overwhelming quite fast... search for hosting in your favorite search engine and you will see what I mean!
So what to look for?
First, you need to know what you need... is your site already built? If yes, then you might need the host to support a specific platform, or something else you are familiar with, say: cPanel. If you are not sure, ask customer support; they are here for that (and also it can help you test them!)
If you don't have a site ready yet, you may want to look at the ease of building a website with their building software: some hosts have pre-made templates and easy-to-use tools that will let you build sites without any technical knowledge.
Wordpress is one of the most popular blogging platforms on the web. A Wordpress theme is essentially made up of various pages that are written in PHP code as well as a CSS stylesheet. Creating a Wordpress theme from scratch requires a great deal of technical knowledge in the arena of PHP and CSS. It also requires an in-depth understanding of the pages that Wordpress consists of. Setting up the theme requires some knowledge of MySQL databases.
Are computer ethics moral standards or rules governing technical conduct? Ethics based on morality would entail placing value on those standards. Computers cannot discern the nuance of right and wrong as it doesn't matter to the central processing unit whether or not the computer and its program is harming a human through user misuse. It's algorithm can flow yes or no to a question such as "If this, then that?" It cannot intuitively know that if it "snoops" around in another computer's memory files that it needs to pull back and stop before it harms the data. It doesn't know that human consensus has put a negative value on interfering with someone else's computer work unless it is told that it is. Computers are not yet sentient beings.