There are numerous things you need to think about before building a website for beginners.
1. Do you know HTML?
2. Can you FTP?
3. Do you have a Domain Name?
4. You will need Web Hosting.
5. Do you have a plan?
6. What will your online website do?
HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. This language code is what enables all website surfers to actually see what it really looks like minus the code. HTML is actually easy to learn and is what most beginners learn. There is also XHTML and this is an XML application or just a higher version of HTML.
What is FTP? It stands for file transfer protocol. This is what enables a webmaster to transfer html files from your editing software to your web hosting account. All your files should reside on your hosting server. This means if you delete, destroy, or if someone steals your computer these files are still retrievable via your hosting plan. You hosting company also backup your files. Redundancy is a good thing. You will need an FTP client program and you can get a free one by searching for "Core FTP client program".
Do you have a domain name that will attract your visitors? Choosing a domain name is very important. Be sure you have the.com extension and not some other b.s. extension. What is easier to remember...agoodwebsite(dot)com or agoodwebsite(dot)info?
One of the more important factors in building a website for beginners is choosing a very good web host. If your web site goes down, you are out of business. When searching for a web host company make sure they have secure server capabilities, fast servers, tons of space, unrestricted CGI access, SSH and FTP access, access to raw server logs, good email services, and daily server backups. Signing up for free or cheap web hosting can sometimes cost you more trouble. The last thing you want is cheesy advertisements and or slow connections. The most important factor in choosing a web host is support. This is what matters the most without good support you may lose lots of valuable time, money and most important customers.
Do you have a business website plan? You don't really need one but it sure would be handy to read in case you start to wander off in a different direction. It is possible to pay someone to design, build and maintain your website. Most web design firms can charge up to 2 grand for fully functional website. You could do a local search such as "web design in your city". This is the easy way to make the kind of website you might be looking for. However I like doing things myself.
What will you do with your website? Is it just to impress your friends and family? Or are will you really going to add good useful content so others will benefit from your content. Building a website for beginners with content that others can use is what all good Internet folks, search engines and Online Marketers want.
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