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Web Hosting Made Simple
The times are changing and with the continuous expansion of the Internet, more individuals and business are creating websites to communicate or to promote their business. Also with the current downturn in today's economy, individuals are searching the Internet for a source of income. Either their job was lost, or some are looking for money to supplement their current income. However, designing the website is only half the project. WEB HOSTING is the critical point in placing your site in the path of visitors. For a lot of us, web hosting can be very intimidating. The fear of trying something new on the Internet can be overwhelming. Many hire outside help to perform this task and pay a hefty fee, but web hosting in not that difficult. All you need is to follow a few simple steps to get the job done. By taking these steps it will give you the confidence you need to take care of this task yourself. The first step is to find a web hosting company that will take care of your needs and goals.
Select Web Hosting Company:
You need to find a web hosting company that is going to take care of what your needs are. You may want to publish a personal site, a site that is going to generate an income or promote a business. What ever you goals are, review as many companies as possible. There are quite a few companies out there and to remain competitive, some offer excellent prices to gain your business.
Select Domain Name:
Decide on a domain name for your site. The name may be something related to your site. Please, from past experience do not use your personal name as your site's domain name. Create a name that is small and easy to remember. After you have decided on the name, create what is called a URL, (Uniform Resource Locator), http://www.yoursitesname.com. Enter the URL into the web hosting company's home page to see if the name that you have chosen is still available. If the name is taken, your web hosting company will make some suggestions and from there you may choose which ever name you are comfortable with.
Enter Billing Information:
At this point you will need to enter all of your personal information and create a user name including a password. Some companies will add security questions to the sign up process which is an excellent method of protecting your account.
Look at the plans and decided which one will work for you. Web hosting companies advertise starter plans at $3.96 per month, or $4.95 per month. The way it works is that you will pay $3.96 per month but you will pay one annual payment from your credit card, debit card or Visa gift card. The fee will total 12 months payments. For example, $3.96 per month totals $47.52 for the year. The total of $47.52 will be deducted annually from your credit card or which ever payment you choose to make. Choose the plan that meets your needs.
At this point you have just created your account and now your site is on the way to the World Wide Web.
Once you have register, get to know the web hosting company's platform. Take advantage of all of the programs that are offered. Some companies offer FREE website design where you can construct and publish a web site. One good feature that is offered is their tracking programs which track your sites activity. Other companies offer security for your site and domains. Your web hosting company will submit your website to many search engines and get your site quickly on the World Wide Web, but of course for a small fee that is worth it.
These are just a few steps to get anyone started and hopefully it will give you the confidence needed to get started on publishing your site.