3 Steps On How To Start A Website
Step 1: Figure Out The Purpose Of The Website
Step 2: Choose A Hosting Account and Domain Name
Here is an easy analogy for knowing the difference between a hosting account and a domain name. Imagine a domain name is a mobile home. And imagine a hosting account is a mobile home park. For a domain name to be visible for the world to see, it needs to be hosted somewhere. Like a mobile home, it must reside somewhere for people to see it. Whether in a mobile home park in Florida or in Alaska, it needs a place to sit.
Domain names can move between hosting companies but for it to be visible, it has to be somewhere. You can create a website for a domain, but if the domain name isn’t connected to a host, nobody will see it. Now people have hosted their own domains on a server in their own homes, but it isn’t advisable. If you lose power or if the server goes down, without some redundant servers to take over, the website will go down.
Step 3: Choose A Platform For Your Website