Beginners, and especially those getting a bit of a late start, the
seemingly endless lists of specialized, technical terms and different
options available are almost enough to make a person wash their
hands of the whole thing. With all of the options available in the
web hosting industry these days, it is understandable that hosting
newcomers often find themselves feeling lost and confused. Before
you decide to give up, however, it is important to understand that
web hosting is not an inherently difficult venture, but actually
a quite easy one, and in the sections that follow, we will provide
you with the information you need to get your site up and running
in no time!
Domain Name Registration.
The first step in getting your web site ready for the web is selecting
and registering a domain name. This name will serve as your online
identity, and help your visitors remember what your site is about.
To create your website to give it the look and feel you want.
When coming up with a design for your website, it is extremely
important to do a good deal of research to see what works
for a website like yours, and what doesn't. If you are a true
beginner, you may want to consider hiring a design company
to help you create your web pages. For more information on
the basics of site design, please feel free to check out this
Tips to a Better Web Design.
Which Package Is Best For You?.
We have 6 major packages to choose from. Our Personal is designed
for small personal websites, this package is out most popular.
Our Power Package is designed for medium sized businesses,
it has all the features you would need including more storage
and bandwidth. Our Pro is designed for corporations or heavy
used sites. Our most popular client is corporate websites,
who rely on the large storage and bandwidth to fit their growing
needs. Our Hosting
Uploading Your Website.
With most sites, you will need to use an FTP program, which these
days are relatively simple. The role of an FTP program is to upload
your created web pages, text, and image files to your server. Once
you have uploaded your files, your page files will then be served
to users who enter your site. Some of the more popular programs
are LeapFTP and Putty. Once you have successfully uploaded your
files and pages to the web, your site will be up and running!
Simply having a functional web site on the Internet is only
the first step down the long and winding road to web success.
In order to make sure your site enjoys the best chances of
success, it is essential that you do your fair share of promotion.
Before you go out and start passing out flyers or putting
up billboards, make sure you register you site with the major
search engines. For more information on how to submit your
site to the major search engines, check our our article Submitting
Your Site to Search Engines.