Setting up a website is like taking ownership of your dream home in the physical world. Here, we’ll go through with you 5 simple steps on how you can setup and take ownership of your other “dream home” on the Internet.
STEP 1: RESEARCH FOR A WEB HOSTING PROVIDER
The first step to owning your dream home is to source for the perfect property. When we say perfect, we don’t literally mean a property with the best of everything. But rather, somewhere where you would feel comfortable in and that you can proudly call it your home.
That’s exactly the same step you need to take when you want to set up a website. Just like looking for your dream home, you need to first look for the “perfect” web hosting provider to house your website.
The perfect web hosting provider should be a company that makes you feel comfortable to transact with and entrust your website with. Find time to talk with different web hosting provider like IEDGE to find out more about what the web hosting provider can do for you.
This is also the time for you to think through and choose a good domain name for your website. A good domain name serves the same purpose and importance as a business name.
STEP 2: DESIGNING YOUR WEB PAGES
Now that you have identify the “perfect” web hosting provider, you should start conceptualizing the theme you want for your website just like what you would do after identifying the ‘perfect’ property. If there’s no particular theme in mind, we recommend that you could start by visiting websites and identify designs and styles that you fancy. Otherwise, you could engage a designer to conceptualize the theme for you, based on your preference.
STEP 3: REGISTER WEB HOST AND SET UP YOUR WEBSITE
The third step to setting up your website is to pay for the web hosting fees so as to own the ‘key’ to your website. With the ‘key’ to your website in your hands, you should now integrate the web pages designed on to the web hosting system. Most web hosting provider will provide you with a link to the control panel where contents of your website could be easily managed.
STEP 4: TESTING YOUR WEBSITE
With your website ready, it’s time to test the website. The testing stage will ensure that all problems like broken links could be identified before the official launch of your website. Think of this step like how you would be testing the newly fixed taps and lights in your new home to ensure that water are flowing properly from the newly fixed taps and that lights can be lit up.
STEP 5: GETTING VISITORS TO YOUR WEBSITE
Start planning for a grand house warming! Broadcast to all friends, families, colleagues that you have lauched your website. Offer them perks to not only visit your website but also introduce their friends and relatives to your website.
Follow the steps above and good luck in setting up your own website!
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