Setting Up a Website

Friday, January 13, 2012

If you are interested in having a website on the Internet, join millions of other users just like yourself. You may not know where to start. That's OK. Just follow along and we will cover all of the steps needed to get your own website on the internet. Depending on your requirements, you can get a fully functional website up and running in literally a few minutes. Of course, if you need to provide dynamic information such as from a catalog, or plan on interacting with your readers, a bit more work is involved. Fortunately, there are a lot of options available to help you with your goals.

The next few articles will cover things such as:

  • Typical costs for running a website
  • Obtaining a domain name
  • Having your domain name resolve on the Internet
  • Types of web sites you can host
  • Where to host your web site
  • How to set up a website
  • Options for programming and coding your site
  • Add-ons to your website such as blogs, forums, shopping carts
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques
  • Getting listed on the web
  • How to get users to visit your website
  • How to generate income on your site

This is just a high level overview of the items you need to get yourself familiarized with when considering to implement a website. While it may seem overwhelming at first, if you follow along, you'll most definitely be able to run and manage your own site.

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Internet World Wide Web: How to Program How to Host Your Own Web Server