I am considering creating a web site and would appreciate comments/suggestions. I am fairly new to this and the only web hosting/creation site that I know is godaddy.com but I am sure there must be more.
Actually you can start one for free lots of places. I'll be right back where I started to build, but never got going.
Yeah, that's what I thought it was, "Microsoft Office Live Small Business" is free.
I think you can get one with Yahoo, but haven't checked it out and someone started a thread about a .com for a dollar. I'll go find the thread.
I suggest using a free website builder before you purchase a Domain with a website builder. Doing so will give you a chance to learn how to create a website and when you feel confident enough you can head your way to the real thing.
I just recently started using weebly.com. It's easy, fun and free and my websites look very professional.
I hope that helps. OH, Yolasite.com or Yola.com. You should check that out too. Weebly and Yola are my personal favorites.
There is one big downside to that, though. Say you start your own free website and it's successful. Now you want to move it to a "real" website - so you buy your own domain name.
Now you've just lost all the age and credibility that your old site had with the search engines, and you'll have to start all over again with your new domain.
If you have serious aspirations to have a proper website, get your domain name now and stick with it. Older domains get more respect from the search engines. By all means, find a way to get free hosting if you want, but it's not as if hosting costs a lot.
Go daddy can hit you with a lot of extra charges. I use Servage, (I can give you a referal code which gives us both some free extra space and me a months free hosting ) Servage can handle pretty much all your needs, and has auto-installers for popular content management systems such as wordpress.
While servage is very comprehensive, it may have more than you need from a hoost, so you may be able to find a cheaper deal. Check out their website for more info though!
thanks - I'll check it out and get back to you :>
I've been using Godaddy for years to purchase my domain names and have never had a problem. I host with Hostgator because I don't want all my eggs in one basket.
There is a code posted in this tread http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/37066#post841068 for Godaddy .com domain names for $1.17 after tax. It was posted last night and I went to Godaddy and purchased a few .com's with that code so it does work.
Once on Godaddy, you can go into your cpanel dashboard, find the fantastico icon and easily install the wordpress software. Your new site will be up and running in a matter of a couple hours.
Fatcow and justhost offers 4.95$/month plans for hosting and domains are priced at normal 9.95$/year. Also hostgator,bluehost offer hosting from 6$ onwards. If you want quality hosting then be prepared to spend 5$/month+domain(per year) charges.
Godaddy.com, namecheap.com are good for domain purchase but for hosting prefer hosts mentioned earlier in this post.
weebly.com is very user friendly and free also. I like it allot.
I have over a dozen sites. Stay away from godaddy they will drown you in ads and even phone calls. A website has many different components.
First you need to buy your own domain name. Get it from a place that you DON'T get your hosting from.
Then you need to buy a hosting plan. Like I said, I would not use godaddy. I have a reseller account myself but I'm not going to spam it here. Use hawkhost or hosthead.
Then you need a website making software. I myself use wordpress, which is known as blogging software. But actually it's great for a full website. It's free.
Then if your going to sell stuff you need a shopping cart system, plenty out there. I use paypal shopping.
So to get your very own website up and live you should be able to do so for around $30.00 bucks. The rest is up to you and just what your doing with your website. Hope that helps.
|I read this, went to Weebly and have already started to make my first webpage! Thank You
BLUEHOST! do not use go daddy. Poor customer support and hidden fees.
BTW. free website editors create poorly made websites. If you know how to edit some things in myspace then you can make a website.
All you need is notepad and search google for "free css templates" you find a premade css template you like download it. unzip it. It will come with a handfull of pages you right click >open with notepad> there you edit the text to your liking. Like i said if you can edit a myspace with codes found online then you can grasp how to edit these pre made templates which will in turn give you a good understanding of webpage building.
I don't find CSS easy at all. I use Wordpress. It's free, it's powerful and it's relatively easy to learn. If you choose a theme that's widget-ready, you can do almost everything with plug-ins, and you don't have to know a word of code.
I built my first site in a day, having never used Wordpress before. Admittedly it was fairly plain, but it worked! And I've been able to improve my sites steadily as I learn more - and I still don't know how to use CSS or HTML!
I'm totally new and I've been using blogger and Google sites. blogger is as easy as falling down the stairs when you realize what all it can't do. google sites seems to be able to do everything imaginable.
While is relatively easy to figure out how to build a free website, because there are plenty of sites with code you can Google for. The problem is "what must the website do?"
If its just a hello site then sure, build it yourself. If you actually want to sell yourself or a product then building a brand is important. You will not know how to build that brand properly, with the correct mega headers, Google analysis, Google alerts, Google webmaster tools, Favicon's for all platforms etc etc.
Only an experienced developer can do that. Just to SEO a website might be hours of research for you, and you might still not get it right, depending on your skill level.
I would recommend using someone that knows what they doing. It doesn't have to be expensive, just shop around. There are always small agencies that have budget packages that will suit your pocket.
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