There are several business enterprises in the market, some running as a small unit commanded by single person and some other large corporations standing as multi-national corporations. But still what is common between them, is their web presence providing description about their works to the customers i.e. what is their work? their location?, their past background?, what makes them outstanding etc. Majority of above mentioned businesses also used to sell their products and/or services through the website.
There are some segments of people who may not be able to get what the web hosting actually is? Web hosting means process of taking computer space and bandwidth (potential of data transfer) on rent from a particular company for making the website useful for plenty of visitors.
If one talks in a simple manner, the user opts to buy an owed space on a computer from a particular hosting company, after that the files are transferred from user’s website to that computer. After this task, that particular website becomes available for several users across the world, and they can easily browse down the website as well as can download files and purchase concern products and services from the user to whom that particular website belongs to.
Selecting a domain name for one’s website is the foremost thing the user is required to do .A domain name in simple language is an address for the concerned website. User should remember that the domain name should not contain very long and complex words in it making it difficult for the user to recall.
Style and Design of Website
One can follow any of the three routes mentioned below for designing the website:
There are several website assisting software packages one can easily get from the market. Example two such popular packages are Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Dream weaver. With assistance of these programs, one can easily design and edit his/her web pages and can judge their quality on the spot with respect to users.
There are few companies in the market offering an easy alternative for the user to create his/her own website by providing templates for the user to select the desired one. Through this type of service, the user needs nothing much to do but just has to select a particular layout from several available pre-defined templates, choose some color, font and graphics options, induce some text, and a good-looking website is ready.
One should hire a specialized web design company for his/her business. No doubt it is the most expensive option but the user will get definite worth of money, resulting in exactly dream website.
Receiving a web host:
As soon as the formalities of selecting domain name, designing of website etc are completed by the user, the next thing to do is searching for a hosting company.
If one goes out in the market, he/she will find that there is no scarcity of hosting companies there. One should look for a company which is well respected and offers same kind of services which is required by the user. One can even consult to the friends relating to this matter.
After that, the user should choose a web hosting package according to his/her requirements and then should sign up for an account. Generally users do the payment for the hosting service through credit card online. If the user has not registered the domain name in the beginning, he/she can do it with respect to the hosting company.
When the formalities of payment are concluded, the user will get an email substantiating with details related to his/her hosting package. One should go through this email with an open mind as it contains information related to the way of logging on to user’s own hosting account.
Subsequently, user needs to upload all the HTML pages, graphics, etc on to his/her web space. It can be accomplished through the control panel on user’s website, or through applying an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program like CuteFTP.
Now after the website is online, it will be available for users all around the world, so one should make sure that the information it contains like one’s email address and telephone number needs to be up-to-date. This is very important if one’s business is online business.