Website hosting FAQs
Getting started with a web site
Have you ever wondered what it takes to set up a web site? Are you considering how to get more business by setting up a web site? Welcome to the world of web website hosting. This guide was written for a beginner to help translate all the technical jargon into plain English. Setting up a website should be fun and easy.
There are many different products and services that are offered so it easy to get more or less than what you actually need. Regardless of your needs or level of experience there are some common denominators that all websites will need. In order to set up a website you need some place online to store and serve your web files. This service is commonly know as web website hosting. You will also need an actual web page or pages. Finally every web site needs some marketing plan to ensure people visit your site. After all, without any visitors there is really no benefit to having a web presence.
In summary to start a successful website you will need the following:
- Hosting provider
- Web Designer
- Domain Name
- Marketing Services
How can I set up a web site?
The first step to setting up a web site is to figure out how you will keep your files online. This is a service provided by a web website hosting company. Selecting the right web host is an important part of setting up your web site. Web website hosting companies provide storage space allowing your web files to be accessible online. We continually check pricing changes at our web website hosting partners to ensure that you will receive the best deal on website hosting. All of our website hosting partners are proven reliable industry leaders so you don’t have to worry that your web company is a fly by night operation that may have performance and support issue.
What is web website hosting?
Web website hosting at its basic level essentially allows your to lease online space. A website hosting package provides a place to put website files that will be accessible by a domain name. The website hosting space is accessible through an online control panel allowing for simple tasks to be easily accomplished.
How do I get my own .com name for my business?
Web hosts often act as a domain registrar providing the service of securing domain names. Domain names are assigned on a first come first served basis. This means that if your selected domain name is already reserved you will likely have to select a different name. Domain names are registered for yearly periods of time and usually can be purchased for a maximum length of 10 years. All domain name registration is managed by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) This agency helps to resolve domain disputes and establishes guidelines for the transference of ownership of domain names.
So I purchased webwebsite hosting and chose a domain name, now what?
Usually the first step after setting up web website hosting is to actually design your web site. Often web hosts provide basic web editors that allow quick creation on template based sites. Some companies, such as Homestead, include web design with the price of website hosting. It is very important to be certain you are clear what you a purchasing when selecting your web host. Many companies provide storage space but ultimately it your responsibility to create your website so be sure to factor design costs into your budget.
How do I get people to my web site?
Don’t make the common assumption that once your web site is published that your work is done. Web site need traffic to be successful. The prettiest most useful web site is absolutely worthless if no one visits the site. Be sure to have a marketing budget for promotion of your pages.