How to Start an Internet Site

If you want to create your own website, you will need to learn the basics and that is HTML. From there, things will be easier. The next considerations would be a web host, domain name, and the overall design of the site.

Evaluate your skills and decide on the best option.

Creating your own website is not as hard as you think. You don’t have to rely on professionals all the time. While such option can be tempting, the fees can be a bit high. You can seek professional help if you plan to create website for business purposes. However, if you’re going to create a hobby or casual site, just learn the basics and you can do it on your own. For simple web pages, HTML will guide you through and it’s not overly complicated.

Working on Your Site

Once you’ve learned about how HTML works, you can now create ASP and PHP. If you want, you can check out Dream Weaver. The site provides editing tool software to help you create a website by using HTML. The next thing that you must do is find a web host. The only way to be visible online is to have a webhost. The server will store all files, proper bandwidth, and domain name. Some hosting services even offer site building. Among the popular names in the market are Web Hosting Hub, IX Web Hosting, and InMotion. One of the most important things that you must know is the HTML file - index.html; this is the file that loads when someone visits a website.

Designing the site can be fun and exciting. While this can be a real headache to some, there are resources that you can use. Some webhosts help site owners with the design process. This is a great way to work with professionals. However, you can also do it on your own. When you write something for the site, you will need to provide copies to the webhost and the other one will be for the hard drive. The latter will serve as your backup just in case something goes wrong. The copy on the hard drive will also allow you to work on the site if you want to add or change something.

The domain name should be chosen with real care. The best names are already taken and it can be hard to look for generic domains. If you are able to find one, you’re in luck and you must buy it at once. It would be best to buy the domain and don’t rely on the ‘free’ services unless you plan to operate a hobby site. Keep the name short, catchy, and easy to remember. All images on your site should be kept in one folder and avoid starting with a “c:\”. Are you ready now?


  • Thobeka said on October 25, 2012
    Hi I'm Thobeka Hlongwane at Edendale, Pietermaritzburg (South Africa). I wish to develop my own site like facebook, myspace, mxt etc and what am i going to do and how can i start.
  • Vishal said on October 30, 2012
    Hi i am vishal from pune and want to create social networking site. Can u plz tell me all details. kindly plz contact


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