A Warning about Free Websites
You might occasionally encounter someone offering you a free website. Basically these enable you to sign up, and start building your website for free.
But… a word of caution!
There are things they might not tell you when they’re trying to sell you a free website. While a few companies will be completely upfront about these extra costs, others will fail to mention them …until you’ve signed up:
- Your “free” website does not have it’s own domain name (i.e. http://www.yourname.com). If you want your own domain name, you’ll have to pay for it. And you will probably pay more than you should.
- Your “free” website may have ads displayed all over it. This enables the company (not you), to earn money from your website. To remove the ads, you will usually have to pay money for a premium package.
- Most of the really good features are actually part of a “premium” package – which you have to pay for.
Of course, it’s entirely up to you which way you go. But there is one thing I will always recommend: Get your own domin name
Registering your own domain name is the best piece of advice I can give. Without this, your website does not have it’s own “web address”. This might not sound like much now, but later, once you’ve built up a fantastic website with loads of content, you will see what I mean. Without your own domain name, your “web address” is not actually yours, it’s the company who provides your “free” website. If they decide to change something, you could lose all your hard work. Imagine losing months, or even years, of hard work, just because you chose not to register a domain name!
So, if you’re shopping around, check for those three things before you sign up with anyone.
The Website Creation Process
Now you are probably curious to know what is involved in making a website. Here I explain the three main steps of creating a website. *these are only 3 initial steps, but a professional website requires much more complex steps, processes etc.
Creating a website basically involves the following 3 steps:
|STEP 1 >>||STEP 2 >>||STEP 3 >>|
|Register a Domain Name||Get a Web Host||Build your Website|
|A domain name is the name of your website with an extension like .com, .in, .org, .net etc. It looks like e.g. yourdomain.com & the complete url will be http://www.domain-name.domain extenson e.g ( .com )
||A web host is a company that enables your website to be viewed over internet by the rest of the world, 24/7, & its the place that holds all of your files, folders, pics, vids, scripts etc.
||Without having any coding or technical knowledge you can build it yourself, by using an online DIY website builder, like RPinfocare’s or you can hire a website developer professional.
A more detailed explanation of these 3 steps follows.
Step 1: Register a Domain Name
Before you even think about building your website, you should register a domain name. A domain name is the thing that looks like this: “yourdomain.com”.
Your domain name represents the URL (or permanent web address) of your website. Therefore, when anyone types in “yourdomain.com” or “www.yourdomain.com”, they will see your website.
You register your domain name through a domain name registrar or hosting provider. You simply check that your preferred domain name is available, then register it (online).
Domain names are registered on an annual basis, and you can usually register it many years in advance (or set ‘auto-renew’).
If you don’t have a domain name yet, get your domain name now (before someone else beats you to it!)
Step 2: Get a Web Host
A web host (or hosting provider), is a company that makes your website available for the world to see. They have the equipment and technical skills to make sure your website is available to the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Choose your hosting provider carefully – a good host will have excellent support. A bad host can have almost no support at all! If you’re new to creating websites, good support can reduce the stress that comes from doing something for the first time.
Also, some web hosts have an online website builder. A good website builder can enable anyone to make a website – even complete novices.
If you like the idea of using an online website builder, check out the website builder at rpinfocare.com. This enables you to build a website virtually within minutes, and hosting is included (as well as plenty of other extras).
If you don’t need a website builder (i.e. you prefer to build your website by yourself), you can find some great hosting plans at rpinfocare. Once you’ve built your website, simply upload it via FTP, or directly in C-Panel.
Step 3: Build your Website
This part can be as easy or as hard as you like it to be!
The easy way? The easiest way to build a website is to use your web host’s website builder . As mentioned, RPinfocare provides Online Web Designing Tools which makes it extremely easy for you to make your website.
The hard way? You probably want to learn how to build a website the way the pros do it – by coding/programming.
Courtesy – http://www.RPinfocare.com