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Monday, August 25, 2008

The first steps in creating your own website

A lot of people really don’t have a clue where to start when wanting to start their own website, or even having their own domain name and blog hosted, or any online venture that you want to start on your own accord. You need to learn how to prepare yourself, your time, and your site before you get started in order to be successful.

You need to learn and start with the basics; simply by searching on the web you can find a lot of helpful websites and articles. The first step to owning a website should be your website name and choosing a domain name, there’s so many variables to thinking of a good name, and that’s what will represent your site, so it’s the perfect place to start. Your next step is to find a host where your website will be hosted. Don’t always fall for the cheapest hosting, that offers the most bandwidth, GB’s and more, the cheapest usually turns out to be a fraud and you’ll find you have many issues with their server after a while, especially if you rack up a decent amount of traffic to your site. Do your research and ask people, also visit some great sites that can be found on that net that does ratings for website hosting. Those are the best places to look when you’re starting out, places that have customer reviews and real ratings so you can find the best host for you.

Overall, try not to be overwhelmed, there’s a lot of help out there to learn how to start your own site, you just have to take the time to do the research and get it done right.

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